Geraldine¡¯s natural affinity for helping people prompted her to return to the academic world in 1999 to acquire the necessary qualifications. After receiving her Bachelor of Social Science from the Edith Cowan University, Perth, she continued at the university and graduated with her Masters in 2004.
With her various interests, Geraldine is currently involved with a number of organizations. She is a part-time counselor at the CHIJ Secondary School, Toa Payoh and with the Raffles Counseling Center; since 2005. She is also an associate and psychotherapist with Family Focus, a private training and counseling practice.
In order to keep abreast with the latest methodologies and tools, Geraldine constantly upgrades her knowledge and skills as a counselor and has attended numerous professional courses.
Geraldine received her certificate on Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM), Group CISM, Advanced CISM and Group Suicide from the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF). She offers training and courses on stress management to teachers, parents as well as students.
She took part in the Psychodrama course certified by the International Zerka Moreno Institute, Center for Creative Development, USA as she believes in using drama and art therapy to help some clients express their inner-selves more effectively. She also has a certificate in Diagnostic Art Therapy from the Family Resource & Training Center, Singapore.
To upgrade her psychotherapeutic skills, Geraldine has also taken up courses related to this area of specialization. She has a certificate in Gestalt Therapy (Advanced) from the Singapore Association of Social Works. She also has a certificate on Ennaegram and Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) from the Life Direction Team, Singapore. In addition, she is a certified DISC profiler.
Recently, she completed the Mental Health First Aid organized by Changi Hospital TRACS and EMDR (Part 1) organized by the Institute of Mental Health, Singapore. EDMR, acronym for Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, is a comprehensive and integrative psychotherapy approach.