If you feel trapped and stuck in your present life;
If you have lost your meaning of life somewhere along the way;
If you feel like giving up because it’s too overwhelming or beyond your ability to cope;
If you keep repeating the same thing that no longer serves any purpose in your life;
If you are stuck between trying to live a life and trying to run away from it;
YOU don’t have to be alone in your struggles.
With their combined clinical knowledge and experiences of almost 30 years, Lina and John have learnt to look beyond symptoms of mental health labels such as addiction, anxiety, depression and discover that the underlying root causes often involve grief and loss, self-critic and self-esteem issues, relationship struggles, emotion dysregulation, adverse childhood experiences or even childhood trauma.
As their logo illustrates, Healing Haven aspires to provide a safe and sacred refuge (represented by the house) for YOU (represented by the tree) to heal, grow and thrive towards unlimited possibilities. The healing and transformation are facilitated by our warm, intuitive, and nurturing counsellors/psychotherapists (represented by the hand holding the tree) as they strongly believe that:
“Healing doesn’t mean the damage never existed; it means the damage no longer controls our lives”
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Lina has more than a decade of clinical experience in the mental health field. She has helped clients suffering from anxiety, depression, stress and anger management, emotion dysregulation, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, PTSD, childhood trauma, identity crisis (including LGBTQ population) and addictive behaviours (substance, alcohol, sex and porn) outside and within the mental health hospital, referred by psychiatrists, Ministry of Social and Family Development, courts, lawyers, prison and social service agencies. As an Adjunct Lecturer/trainer, she conducts training on mental health-related issues including emotion management, workplace burnout, resilience and self-care, para-counselling, addiction, etc.
Lina views each client as a unique individual and adopts approaches that are best suited to a client’s needs based on Emotion-focused Therapy, Choice Theory Reality Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR). As a qualified yoga teacher, Lina also incorporates body (somatic) movements in her practice that focuses on interoceptive awareness and mindfulness with the aim of self-regulation, coming to a balanced state and relaxation.
Beyond work, Lina loves travelling and hiking in nature. Her greatest passion and accomplishment are helping her clients never again be a victim of their circumstances and to begin a life of full autonomy. For people who are struggling or feeling ‘stuck’ in life, Lina has some heartening words for you!
“Reach out when you need to, you don’t have to be alone in your struggles. There is light at the end of the tunnel!”
Professional Affiliations / Accreditations
- Registered Counsellor, Singapore Association of Counselling
- Registered Clinical Supervisor, Singapore Association of Counselling
- Certified Emotion-Focused Therapist by ISEFT, International Society Emotion-focused Therapy
- Certified Choice Theory Reality Therapist by William Glasser Institute, US.
- Certified Substance Abuse Counsellor, Association of Professionals Specialising in
Addiction Counselling, Singapore (APSAC)
- Certified Gambling Addiction Counsellor, Association of Professionals Specialising in
Addiction Counselling, Singapore (APSAC)
- Certified WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) Trainer,
- International Yoga Alliance certified 200hour Yoga Teacher Training at Rishikesh, India
- 250hour Teacher’s Training Diploma in Yoga at Yoga Kalari Singapore in collaboration with Kaivalyadhama Yoga India
- Trained EMDR Therapist Level 3 (Completed, part 1,2,3 working towards certification)
- Trained Emotionally-focused Couple Therapist Level A
- Trained Gottman Couple Therapist Level 1
- Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies led by Dr Bessel van der Kolk and 25 leading
trauma experts with Trauma Research Foundation (current candidate)
John Edward Chua
John is a Counsellor/Addiction Specialist and is a co-founder of Healing Haven.
John, a Certified Substance & Behavioural Addiction Specialist, has been working with adolescents and adult individuals, as well as family members, in mental health settings since his return from Australia in 2006. He obtained a Master of Counselling from The University of Queensland, Australia (on campus) in 2005.
He completed a two-week training in “Intensive Outpatient Program” (IOP) for Sex and Porn Addiction with the Sexual Recovery Institute (SRI), LA California USA, in 2010. He also completed a two-month residency with the Behavioural Addiction Treatment Facility, Connecticut Department of Mental Health & Addiction Services (DMHAS), USA in 2012. In addition, he is a Certified Clinical Supervisor with the International Certification & Reciprocity Consortium (IC&RC) since 2013.
John was formerly a Senior counsellor with the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) for 14 years. He was a team leader for the Adolescent Programme overseeing the treatment needs for young individuals who were diagnosed with substance and/or behavioural addictions. John actively advocated for family members of adolescent and adult individuals on their needs for support while these individuals were undergoing treatment for addictions at IMH.