One of the core services of the Alicia Community Centre is peer counselling, conducted by trained counsellors. These professionals offer a safe environment and listening ear with no judgement, enabling both men and women to get the support they need.
Our counsellors have worked with youths and adults, in a range of different issues and have experience in the following:
Sexual orientation and gender identity
Relationships with family members and partners
Personal issues, including coping with school, National Service and employment
Other issues, including partner violence, bereavement and loss
Each session at Alicia CC will last 45 minutes, or as recommended by the counsellor.
Be assured that all staff and volunteers are bound by a confidentiality agreement. All your information will remain private and undisclosed, except in possible cases of harm to self or others.
In order to cover our operating costs, we charge a fee for each counselling session. If you are in some financial need, please let us know when you contact us. We would like to make our counselling services affordable and accessible to you.
We are currently taking referrals from partner organisations. If you are a partner who would like to make an appointment for a client, please contact us to fix an appointment.
If you are seeking professional counselling services for yourself or an individual you know, please visit our appointment portal to book a slot and we will get back with a confirmation.
We are a peer counselling service and do not provide diagnostic services. Should you have thoughts of suicide, self-harm, or harm to others, please seek help immediately at Samaritans of Singapore.
About our resident Peer Counsellor
Shan is a registered social worker with a Masters in Social Work and Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology. He is currently employed as a Social Worker in a local youth agency.
In 2010, Shan started my work with the Transgender community in Oogachaga, a community based LGBTQ organisation. His experience includes mitigating the needs of transgender people and their families, as well as, sexual disease affected clients.
Since then Shan have been involved in multiple international conferences organized by bodies such as APEC, UNAIDS and APTN, representing Singapore as transgender activist. His volunteer work with the T Project began in 2017 with the development of the AWARE Trans empowerment workshops for Transgender women.
With the opening of the Alicia Community Center, Shan will be more actively engaged in the seeing of transgender and questioning clients as a peer counselor.