Enid Choong

Enid Choong

Student Intern Counsellor

M Counselling (Cand), BA Dip. Ed (Primary)

Ring to ScheduleBridges CounsellingSydney(02) 9683 1444

Enid is committed to creating a safe and supportive counselling environment and brings a wealth of life experience along with professional skill. She has led various groups for both children and adults at church and enjoys working with clients of all ages. She offers free counselling as part of her student placement.

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Areas of Counselling Practice

Child, Adolescent and Family Counselling

  • Attachment and bonding issues
  • Behavioural challenges for children and adolescents
  • Bullying
  • Motherhood issues and mentoring
  • Parenting issues
  • Mediation and dispute resolution
  • Parenting plans
  • Relationship issues
  • Social issues
  • Student issues

 

Mental Health, Grief and Trauma

  • Anxiety including social anxiety, panic attacks, stress management
  • Coping with emotions including shame, grief and anger
  • Cross-cultural counselling, immigration and settlement issues
  • Depressive disorders, depression and low mood
  • Emotional, physical and sexual abuse — past or present
  • Family-of-origin issues
  • Grief & loss counselling
  • Separation and divorce

How I Approach Counselling

I believe the best outcomes are to be achieved by working collaboratively with clients and the key people in their lives. We function at our best when supported by our “tribe” and I place a high value on a client’s support network, particularly when working with young people or those with disabilities.

I believe each person is valuable and respect your unique perspectives, needs and life experiences.

The way I work with clients will be person-specific and includes:

  • Developing a relationship with you in which you can feel safe to share and are empowered to collaboratively explore your emotional struggles
  • Joining with you so you can gain new insights about your struggles within a counselling-relationship that fosters resolution and personal empowerment
  • Offering different perspectives that may assist you in areas where you feel stuck
  • Providing a safe space in which you can experience and practise new ways of responding to others so as to enhance your interpersonal relationships and achievement of personal goals

I utilise a variety of approaches including:

  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Person-Centred Therapy
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
  • Developmental Theory
  • Attachment Theory
  • Systems Theory

I use a range of therapeutic techniques including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Applied Behaviour Analysis in conjunction with a strengths-based, positive behaviour framework and individually tailored therapeutic interventions.

I believe children and adolescents are worthy of respect and value as individuals and require a counselling approach that is appropriate for their level of development.

The ways I work with children and adolescents include:

  • Providing a counselling relationship in which they can feel safe and empowered to grow and mature at their own pace
  • Utilizing developmentally appropriate approaches for pre-adolescent children to support self-healing
  • Using creative media and symbols in age-appropriate directed and undirected activities to support the counselling process

I utilise a variety of approaches including:

  • Child-Centred Play Therapy
  • Person-Centred Counselling
  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
  • Creative media

Other Background

Having spent my developmental years in several different nations outside of Australia, I am familiar with cross-cultural issues and the array of challenges faced by new Australian immigrants.

Prior to studying counselling, I served in a variety of ministries in my local church, leading groups and providing personal ministry for both adults and children. I also have a background in education for children up to the end of primary school and am passionate to see people of all ages find hope and fulfilment.

I am providing counselling services as an intern in 2019 as the final path to completing a Masters of Counselling through Morling College, I am able to provide individual counselling for a range of issues for both adults and children.

I have completed a BA Dip. Ed. (Primary) as well as various Christian ministry training courses. In recent years, I have worked as a volunteer in my church leading various groups for both children and adults. I have provided personal ministry and mentoring to group members and others as needed.

Professional Memberships

  • Student membership with CCAA

Fees

Counselling is free, as this is a condition of my Internship with Bridges Counselling.

Registered Counsellor Bodies

Registered Psychologist Bodies