In light of the COVID-19 situation and measures in Singapore, walk-in appointments have been discontinued. Our counselling services and sessions are available on an appointment basis or through online sessions. We have also placed strict health and sanitation measures in our clinic to ensure cleanliness and social distancing at all times.
With a holistic approach in mind, Nuffield Wellness has expanded our services with our novel Counselling and Psychotherapy Clinic where support is offered to all individuals, couples, and families from all walks of life. Our trained and experienced Professional Counsellor Ms Zahira, is committed to your well-being through guidance and coaching so that you can maintain a balanced mental, physical and emotional well-being.
Our goal is for all to thrive in a productive, meaningful, and happier life. All sessions are delivered using a holistic, people-centric approach and customised practical tools designed to keep you engaged and actively involved in the therapy process. This means that counselling is directed to the areas that are most important for you to align with your current needs’ values and experiences.
- MSc Soc (Professional Counselling, Australia) with specialisation in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Solution-Focused Behavioural Therapy & Transactional Analysis
- Grad Dip SocSc (Professional Counselling, Australia)
- Certified Behavioural Consultant (USA)
- Certified CBT Practitioner (USA)
- Dip Counselling
- Dip Applied Psychology
- Member with Singapore Association of Counsellors
Zahira holds a Masters and a Graduate Diploma in Professional Counselling. She is a Certified Behavioural Consultant (USA) and a Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Practitioner. She is also a member of the Singapore Association of Counsellors (SAC).
Zahira has over 10 years of experience as a Counsellor. In her practice, she has worked in multiple clinical settings from corporate clients to students in the educational sector, voluntary organisations with geriatric patients and inmates in correctional facilities before taking on the current role as a counsellor/psychotherapist at Nuffield Wellness. She offers counselling for adults, adolescents, children and families on a broad range of issues including Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Eating Disorders, Body Image, Grief, Work-Related Stress, Addiction, Parenting, PTSD, Transitions and Relationships issues. She is passionate especially about helping women/mothers with their everyday challenges. Zahira’s therapeutic approach is integrative and person-centred, drawing on many evidence-based approaches like Acceptance and Commitment Theory (ACT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Expressive Therapies (Art & Sand), Transactional Analysis, Mindfulness-based Therapy to meet her clients' individual needs.
Having lived in different parts of the world and coming from a multicultural background, her exposure to diverse communities helped shape her worldview and values. Her guiding principle is the belief that everyone has the right to heal and grow in an environment where they feel safe, accepted and free of judgement. She focuses on building a relationship that fosters collaboration, trust, and transparency and is thoroughly committed to the confidentiality, integrity, and safety of her clients' mental and physical health.
In addition to her role as a Professional Counsellor, Zahira is also a mother who is actively involved in raising her daughter. She loves spending her time with artisanal baking and cooking for her family as a way to de-stress. She believes that our sense of love and belonging is fundamental to reaching our potential.
Before her experience as a counsellor, she has also worked in the corporate sector, which helped her understand issues relating to work-life balance, stress, and challenges in a corporate environment. In addition to her qualifications in counselling, she also has certifications in Human Resource Management.
Frequently Asked Questions
Our counsellor, Zahira, is always open to chat about other topics than the ones you came in for.
The end goal of our session is for you to feel relieved about having someone to talk to about your troubles and empowered to solve them.
Prior to the first counselling session, we would require children under 18 to have their parent or guardian sign a consent form to approve the sessions.
When you are late, you are usually more panicky and hasteful. This impairs the session from starting on the right note.
2. Always be honest.
The purpose of counselling is to give you an opportunity to speak to a professional freely. Be open about your thoughts, feelings and experiences.
3. Keep a journal.
Feelings and thoughts are very versatile. Keeping a journal of your previous counselling sessions helps you to keep track of your progress and how much you've learned over the course of your sessions.
According to the MSF Child Protection Act, Counsellor is ethically and legally responsible to report any abuse or violence (physical, mental, emotional, or neglect) of a child under the age of 18 to the proper authorities.