Meet the Team

Silvia Wetherell is a Registered Counsellor (SAC) and psychotherapist with specialised training in maternal mental health. The counsellor recently attained the first Certification in Perinatal Mental Health outside of North America, by the leading organisation Postpartum Support International.

 

Currently pursuing a PhD in Applied Psychophysiology, Silvia is introducing innovative ways to promote good mental health using biofeedback interventions.

 

Additionally, Silvia is a Postpartum Support International Coordinator and co-founder of the free support group for mothers, Mindful Mums. 

 

Having been trained in London and with a Masters from Monash University, Silvia practices integratively to help her clients work through pre and postpartum depression and anxiety, pregnancy loss, birth trauma, difficulties with bonding, relationship adjustment, anger management and parenting issues.

Supervision and Registration

To ensure a high standard of counselling Silvia is in regular supervision with a registered professional, attends continuing professional development workshops and is an insured member of the SAC (Singapore Association for Counselling), Professional Member of ACBS (Association for Contextual Behavioural Science) and WAIMH (World Association of Infant Mental Health).

 

Silvia has had extensive psychotherapy so she can be there for you without her personal baggage interfering with the process. She believes all mental health practitioners should have done extensive work on themselves so they can understand the process well and help their clients in an objective and professional way.

 

Qualifications and studies include:

  • Masters in Counselling - Monash University (MIC)
  • Certification in Perinatal Mental Health (PMH-C) - Postpartum Support International
  • EMDR Level 1 and 2  Training - EMDR Institute
  • Newborn Behavioural Observations - Brazelton Institute
  • Mindful Motherhood Professional Certificate -Institute of Noetic Sciences
  • Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy - WPF, London
  • Graduate Certificate in Psychosynthesis Transpersonal Counselling, London
  • Cruse Bereavement Counselling Basic and Advanced Training, London
  • Jungian Psychology introductory training - WPF, London
  • NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) Certificate - NLP School Europe, London
  • Emergency Response Protocol (ERP) - EMDR Institute

Linda Van Laer is a counsellor with a passion for supporting the mental wellness of new and expectant parents. Bringing her extensive prior experience as a birth doula to her work as a counsellor, Linda has a unique and in depth understanding of pregnancy, childbirth, and the transition into parenthood. Additionally, she has attended specialised training in fertility counselling.

 

Honouring the autonomy and individuality of each client, Linda uses a person-centered and integrative approach to address the unique needs of each client. She provides her clients with a safe space to share their story and the mixed emotions that often arise during the fertility journey, pregnancy, and the postpartum period. She will then work with her clients to help them build their resilience, confidence, and healthy coping skills in order to overcome their challenges.

 

For the benefit of her clients, Linda regularly reviews her work as a counsellor during professional supervision. She is currently working towards her registration with SAC (Singapore Association for Counselling), and pursues further training in psychotherapy and maternal mental health.

 

Originally from the Netherlands, Linda speaks fluent English and Dutch.

 

Qualifications include:

·      Master of Counselling, Monash University

·      Bachelor with Honours in Psychology, University of Chester

·      Certified Birth Doula, Childbirth International

·      Fertility Coaching Professional Training, Fertility Coaching Singapore

Contact

Please note that the team is currently only accepting clients who are:

  • pregnant
  • mothers who are struggling postpartum 
  • women struggling with fertility issues
  • women who have experienced pregnancy or neonatal loss
  • post-termination trauma
  • women with unresolved birth trauma
  • fathers / fathers-to-be needing support 
  • women struggling to adjust to motherhood
  • mothers facing difficulties in relationships after having had a baby
  • parents needing support to manage their anger

To book an a appointment with Linda please click here or for general information please contact Hasna at secretary@moremindful.me.