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Avis Fontaine

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Avis provides personalised Mental Health & Wellbeing Counselling to individuals (adults, seniors and students), couples and families, by helping them with a wide range of issues including Anxiety, Stress, Burnout, Work Struggles, Career Changes, Depression, Relationship challenges, Marital & Divorce issues, Grief & Loss, Body Image Issues and Life Transitions.She has a particular interest in helping her counselling clients build personal resilience, self-empowerment, self-confidence, and stronger and more harmonious marriages and relationships – for a happier and healthier life.She is described by her clients as warm, empathetic, non-judgmental, easy to talk to, good listener, respectful, calming and perceptive. These qualities enable clients to easily open up to her and in that process gain invaluable insights into their struggles.Her Counselling ApproachAvis uses a Client-centred Customised Eclectic Approach: this approach involves combining counselling techniques drawn from different evidence-based counselling modalities to develop an intervention most suited to the client’s specific needs and goals. Her approach draws on Person-Centred Therapy (PCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Emotionally Focused Individual Therapy (EFIT) and Solution-focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).Counselling Academic Qualifications & CertificationsMaster of Arts in Psychotherapy (Leeds Beckett University, UK)Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling PsychologyGraduate Certificate in Mental Health Practice (GCertMtlHlthP)Certified Resiliency CoachOther Academic QualificationsBachelor of Business Administration (BBA)Registrations with Professional Counselling AssociationsAustralian Counselling Association (ACA) – Membership No. 29813British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) – MBACP Registration No. 393072Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC) – Membership No. D0574Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Singapore (APACS) as Certified Practitioner – Membership No. A0349

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