Eric Hiew

ERIC HIEW

Registered & Licensed Counsellor (KB-06660, PA-06151)

EDUCATION

MA Counselling (HELP University, Malaysia)
B. Psychology (HELP University, Malaysia)

PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

Through my daily encounters with people, I realized people find solace and comfort in having someone they can talk to — someone who would listen to them as they share their concerns (i.e. relationship issues). With the intention to be a better helper and to polish my helping skills, I decided to pursue a postgraduate degree in Counselling, from HELP University.

I developed an interest in the area of mental health during my teenage years but I did not pursue my interest until late 2006. After graduating from the undergraduate Psychology programme from HELP University, I had a brief span working as a Marketing Executive in an International Non-Government Organization based in Malaysia, advocating and raising funds for the poor and marginalized communities around the world.

I am a currently a Licensed and Registered Counsellor with the Malaysia Board of Counsellors and also an Employee Assistance Programme Specialist at Rekindle, where I provide Wellness Talks, brief telephone counselling, as well as face-to- face coaching and counselling sessions.

I combine several therapy approaches in my work as a counsellor: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, and The Satir Personal Iceberg Model. I am also a certified administrator for the following assessment tools: the Leonard Personality Inventory (LPI) and PREPARE/ENRICH for couples. As part of my ongoing continuing education, I completed my training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples and I am pursuing further training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Mindfulness-based stress reduction techniques.

My goal in therapy is to help you foster greater self-awareness so that you feel more empowered to manage and overcome the difficulties that are hindering you in life. I firmly believe in helping clients become the expert in their own lives, and to be able to make good choices for themselves and their loved ones. My role as a counsellor is to journey alongside you.

Outside of therapy, I enjoy tasting the variety of foods available in Malaysia and spending time with my loved ones. I also set aside some time for volunteering work helping children with special needs.

LANGUAGES

English, Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin (Basic), Cantonese (Basic)

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