Alex is a registered art psychotherapist with ANZACATA (the Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association) and specialist wellness counsellor with ASCHP (The Association for Supportive Counsellors and Holistic Practitioners), trained in South Africa and Singapore. Alex provides support to adults, parents, couples, adolescents and children.
Alex works within family systems, developing personalised intervention plans while supporting his clients. He has experience working with both Singaporean and expat clients, in private practice and community settings. Prior to moving to Singapore, Alex had developed his own practice in South Africa and worked in private, hospital, community, group and school settings since 2014.
Alex further holds interest within academia, and peer learning through continuous professional development. Alex has presented and featured at local and international conferences held by the American Art Therapy Association (AATA) as well as the Digital International Creative Arts Therapies Symposium (DICATS), on contemporary developments within art psychotherapy.
Alex has a passion for vulnerable and marginalised communities, believing mental health care and compassion are rights for all. In his spare time, he enjoys exploring different cultures, sampling the food and travel.
Working with children
Alex has had a commitment to working with children and parents to support their development through evidence-based practices such as behaviour analysis, art, sand and play-based interventions. Alex has experience working with children presenting with anxiety, ADHD, sleeping and anger management challenges. Addressing emotional regulation, implementing coping strategies, and developing self-compassion. Alex works closely with the family unit to implement practical positive parenting tools to increase personal wellness and quality of life for the family system.
Working with adults
Alex works closely with clients from diverse backgrounds, appreciating the day to day challenges, overwhelm and anxieties of work, relationships and social life. He further has a special interest in working with marginalised groups faced with challenges in their sexuality, identity, gender and orientation. He develops a personalised treatment plan with clients, whilst making use of his training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Art Psychotherapy, Narrative Therapy, Transactional Analysis and Wellness Counselling.
Working with couples
Trained in IMAGO relationship counselling, Alex encourages a safe space for couples to explore and acknowledge conflict, rediscover connection and develop growth through their collective and personal processes. Developing practical take-home applications, tools and strategies aimed towards the couple’s goals.