Changes in health, physical capacity, social status and relationships which become acute in later years have a strong impact on emotional wellbeing. The role of the Hua Mei Counselling and Coaching (HMCC) is to help older persons deal with them from a positive and life-affirming perspective so that they can achieve their life goals and potential. We also support caregivers of older persons to enhance their wellbeing and positive experience in their caregiving journey.
Who we serve
At HMCC , we serve mature adults aged 50 years and above, and their caregivers.
We provide individual and family counselling to address issues in the following areas:
Mental health (e.g., anxiety, depression, stress)
Marital and family relationship
Grief and bereavement
Emotional distress from health and functional decline
Emotional distress from major life changes and events
We provide small group coaching to equip older persons and caregivers with skills in the following areas:
1. Relationship building
2. Emotional management
3. Caregiving communications and self-care
4. Self-affirmation/appreciation by life review
Assistant Director, Hua Mei Counselling and Coaching
Tsao Foundation and Senior Counsellor
Wang Jing has more than 25 years of experience in counselling, training, coaching, and family life education. For the last 18 years, she has been involved in aged care, specialising in counselling and supervision focused on caregiving, mental health, family relationships and elderly issues. She is passionate about helping individuals to attain a better sense of well-being and inner peace by providing individual, family counselling and group work. She was instrumental in setting up the training course on Specialist Diploma in Gerontological Counselling. She conducts training programmes in Singapore and in the region in the areas of psycho-emotional aspects of eldercare for professionals, family caregivers and volunteers. In her free time, she enjoys reading and travelling.
Bachelor’s degree in psychology, Zhejiang University, 1992
Specialist Diploma in Satir Transformational Systemic Therapy, Satir Institute of the Pacific (Canada) and Satir Centre (Singapore), 2021
Certificate in Clinical Supervision, St. Andrew's Lifestreams, 2014
Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment, Singapore Training and Development Association, 2007
A registered member with Singapore Satir Centre
Yan Zhu has more 10 years of experience as a counsellor in the community working with seniors and caregivers. Her keen interest in the psycho-emotional well-being of seniors drives her to connect with individuals, families, and groups in a holistic and person-centred approach. During her free time, Yan Zhu volunteers with animal welfare groups and enjoys taking a good hike or cycling trip with family and friends.
Bachelor of Behavioural Sciences (Psychology & Sociology), Monash, 2009
Specialist Diploma in Counselling, Nanyang Polytechnic, 2011
Gladys has over 27 years of experience working with different age groups across diverse backgrounds and held various roles including special education teacher, psychologist, coach and counsellor. Her gerontology expertise focuses on working closely with older persons 50 years and above, where she runs support groups and Guided Autobiography (GAB) bringing clients together in inclusive environments. Gladys also conducts lectures, trains and supervises para counsellors to work with the elderly to empower them to age successfully. In her free time, Gladys enjoys connecting with nature.
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Sociology), University of New South Wales, 1994
Master of Arts (Psychology), University of Sydney, 1996
Lina joined the counselling profession with a passion to support the elderly and caregivers through enhancing their confident and abilities in coping with challenges in their life journey. Through group work, Lina creates a platform for clients to better appreciate their life journey. In her free time, she enjoys connecting with her family and friends.
Bachelor of Science in Psychology, 2007
Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling, ECTA awarded by Swinburne University of Technology, Australia, 2009
A registered member with Singapore Association of Counselling
Chong Yuen joined the counselling profession after an established career in the engineering field. He has found counselling work to be a fulfilling experience as he gets to learn from his clients’ wisdom while supporting them navigate life’s transitions. Chong Yuen believes that life provides one with all manners of experience. Dealing with them peacefully and skilfully provides opportunities for virtuous growth. Away from work he reads, meditates, and enjoys the company of his family and friends.
Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical), National University of Singapore, 1997
Master of Counselling, Monash University, 2017
Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment, LLI, 2016
A registered counsellor and member with Singapore Association of Counselling
Lynn is confident that counselling brings hope and positive changes in her clients’ lives. In addition to her counselling expertise, she brings to the table a decade of experience in nursing. Her personal motto is to "persevere and take one day at a time", encouraging herself as she plays the roles of Counsellor and caregiver. While spending time with loved ones and close friends bring her joy and happiness, Lynn enjoys being in solitude too, to reflect and rejuvenate from time to time.
Bachelor of Science in Counselling and Psychology, Rutherford University (US), 2006
A registered member with Singapore Satir Centre
“I sought the counselling service at Tsao Foundation because I felt quite alone as the sole caregiver for my daughter diagnosed with depression. The counselling sessions provided me with a safe space to express my thoughts and feelings. The counsellor is very encouraging and often offers helpful insights. To me, going for counselling is an act of self-care and I highly recommend Tsao Foundation for anyone who might feel like they need some emotional support. A big thank you to Tsao Foundation for the good work that you do!” ~ HL, 56-year-old female
“l am grateful to be able to receive counselling help from Hua Mei Centre for Successful Aging when l face family problems, lapse into depression and became suicidal. I am thankful to have received the help, support, and care by the experienced and proficient counsellor Ms Wang Jing. Through her counselling and guidance, l was able to open up to accept the things and people l could not accept before and changed the way l handle my family matters for the betterment of everyone. I am now able to look at people and issues more objectively. The change in mindset has altered the way l see myself and handle my relationship with others. I find that l am more confident, courageous and happier. l can make better decisions that are sound and logical. I would like to encourage those who are in need, to not hesitate in seeking help and support.” ~ DK, 62-year-old female
“Every counselling session is a new lesson with Yan Zhu. For e.g., today, she taught me not to “put all my eggs in one basket" when it comes to managing all the hurt within me. Having somebody to talk to and share my problems with has helped to reduce the problems I am facing. Yan Zhu is cheerful, and I thank her for her knowledge, compassion and for guiding me through my difficult times.” ~ TS, 45-year-old male
“As a sole caregiver of my elderly mother who had a stroke in Feb 2020, I was experiencing extreme highs and lows that I have never experienced before. I needed someone to confide in, to listen and sift through my scattered thoughts. Lina helped me, she provided me with suggestions, questions and she listened. She also gave me "homework" to note down or work through – that it is okay to take a step back and assess any situation. While I have friends to talk to, they may not be able to help all the time. I would recommend to caregivers like me to reach out for a counsellor for help and support.” ~ JK, 46-year-old female
“When I was introduced to Yan Zhu, I was quite sceptical because she was young, and I am an old man in my 80s. However, we matched quite well! She is knowledgeable and knows her way as a counsellor. She does not antagonise and is always ready to hear what I have to say objectively. She is pleasant and makes me reflect a lot. She listens, guides, and makes me feel good about myself. I am very happy with what I have received from counselling! I want to thank Tsao Foundation for recommending her to me!’ ~ SL, 83 year old male
“因为身体状况和女佣的问题，我的失落与无助使我精神倍受压力。加上家里白天没人在家， 连说话的人都没有，只有自己在怄气。终于觉得不行了，便去找我的精神科医生。最后被介绍 来曹氏基金会见社区辅导员。经过了不下五次的对话后，觉得很受用，人也开朗多了。在这里感谢辅导员嬿竹小姐” ~ KH, 67-year-old male
“I feel really understood by my counsellor. It feels like I totally emptied my uncomfortable feelings and feel lighter after the sessions. I enjoy updating my views through the many discussions. When I get stressed, I remind myself of the commitment I made to self-love and self-care.” ~ LL, 69-year-old female
Get in touch
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 9048 4987 for inquiry/request for counselling, providing your name, email address and contact number.
We will respond to your enquiries within 2 working days.
Your requests for counselling will be reviewed and you will receive an appointment for assessment within 2 weeks.
We seek your understanding that waiting time may change due to the availability of resources.
A surcharge of $20 is applicable for sessions held at client's home.
Fee subsidies (in part or full) are available for clients with financial difficulties.
Home visits for counselling, when necessary, is available.
Mon to Thurs: 8.30am-6.00pm
Closed on Saturday, Sunday
and public holidays.
Hua Mei Counselling and Coaching
298 Tiong Bahru Road
#15-01/06 Central Plaza
T: 6593 9576
M: 9048 4987
Tiong Bahru MRT Station
From Exit B, take the escalator on the right. Walk straight, through the entrance "Central Plaza" until you reach the lift lobby.
5, 16. 16M, 33, 33A, 63, 121, 122, 123, 123M, 195, 851
If you stop at Tiong Bahru Station (10169), enter the mall and turn right.
Walk straight until you reach the lift lobby.
“Through Counselling, I’ve been given the space to share my life experiences and ventilate my concerns. This has built up my confidence and I’ve learnt to adopt a positive mindset in my life. It also helps me to continue encouraging and caring for my wife positively.”