Haikal received his Master degree at the National University of Singapore (NUS), under a full scholarship awarded by the National Council of Social Service (NCSS).
Before entering private practice, he has gained much experience in both hospital and social services settings. These experiences have provided Haikal with many opportunities to work with a large variety of clients. His clientele ranged from individuals who needed psychosocial support to cope with their circumstances, to individuals who faced economic and social challenges in overcoming longstanding mental health issues.
Haikal adopts a wide range of approaches in his work, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Choice Theory & Reality Therapy (CTRT), Motivational Interviewing and Mindulfulness, suited to the needs of his clients. He is accredited by the Asia Pacific Certification Board as a Certified Substance Abuse Therapist, and is certified as a psychiatric rehabilitation practitioner by the U.S. Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association. He is also a Registered Supervisor with the Singapore Psychological Society, and provides supervision for Masters-level postgraduate students and to psychologists/counsellors in various organizations.
Haikal adopts a collaborative and client-centred approach in his work. He believes that the journey in therapy is a partnership, where his role is to assist his clients in becoming aware of obstacles in their growth and empowering them to remove these obstacles.
In his free time, Haikal is a fitness enthusiast and is passionate about sports.
Haikal can be reached at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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