Bachelor of Science (Civil Engineering)
Post Graduate Diploma (Counselling Psychology)
Hi there! I am Kwang Yong a counsellor-in-training. I am currently doing my Postgraduate Diploma studies in Counselling Psychology with the College of Allied Educators.
Before I started my journey as a counsellor, I have worked many years in the high-pressured finance sector. Experiencing, and part of the dynamic, demanding and sometimes unforgiving nature of working in a first world economy. I have since put that behind me, and wanted to go into something that I have been drawn to since I was young.
My journey and interest in making a difference in people’s lives began when I was in my late teens. I have always had a keen interest in listening to a person’s story and to understand them. Help them gain better self-awareness, and help them take steps towards a better version of themselves. And over the years I have volunteered, and also took on key roles in a wide variety of volunteer organizations, Habitat for Humanity (Homebuilding), Campvision (Youth at Risk), YFACES/YMCA (Emergency financial assistance), Willing Hearts (food delivery), Ray of Hope (Photography).
My approach is towards Person-Centered, as well as Psychodynamic. And integrating an array of other techniques like Cognitive and System theories, which allows me to tailor to what is best suited to the individual. I believe that for real change to happen it needs to be deep and meaningful.
Interest includes Dancing (Salsa), Photography, Ultimate Frisbee