Giana Sharma

Educational Qualifications:

  • Master in Counselling (Advanced) (Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne)
  • Graduate Diploma of Counselling(Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne)
  • Certified Transactional Analysis Practitioner by United States of America Transactional Analysis Association (USATAA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Accounting & Finance (University of London, LSE)

Professional Registration:

  • Registered with the Singapore Association for Counselling

Clientele:

  • Children (10 years and older)
  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Couples
  • Families

Languages Spoken:

  • English
  • Malay
  • Bahasa Indonesia
  • Hindi

Giana Sharma

Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Giana Sharma

Giana’s therapeutic approach finds inspiration in this quote by Rumi: “The wound is the place where the light enters you”. She welcomes you to explore and make meaning of what those wounds are in your life that could serve as an opportunity for second chances, personal growth and change. Given this, it takes willingness, open-mindedness and courage to reveal oneself fully to your therapist whilst being accepted in the counselling process. For this reason, Giana affirms that nothing takes precedence over the care and maintenance of her relationship to her clients.

Giana recognizes that that every person comes into therapy with a unique life story to share. Therefore, she adopts an integrative approach to help her clients navigate those challenges and help steer them with timely interventions. Rooted firmly in Person-Centered Theory, Giana is also a systemically trained Family Therapist who applies aspects of behavioural approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; with psychodynamic models i.e. Transactional Analysis.

She actively supports the locals and expatriates living in Singapore. With her acquired counselling knowledge, skills and experiences, she intends to continue engaging the lives of children & adolescents, individuals, couples and families in the community. Previous to joining Psych Connect, she provided individual counselling to at-risk adolescents in the community as well as adults and couples in the private setting.

Giana works on a wide range of areas including but not limited to:

  • Marital/couple relational issues
  • Anxiety and stress management
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Gender and sexuality
  • Body Issues
  • Career and workplace related difficulties
  • Executive and life coaching
  • Infertility
  • Grief & loss
  • Parenting challenges
  • Interpersonal relationships
  • Life transitions

Prior to this, Giana had a successful career in the accounting and finance sector for 13 years before finding her calling to be a counsellor and psychotherapist. She is dedicated in providing congruency, warmth and emphatic understanding to her clients. Giana is also a mother of three and an avid traveler.

Psychologists

Dr. Sanveen Kang

Director & Lead Clinical Psychologist

Samantha Ng

Principal Counselling Psychologist & Therapy Lead

Veronika Schindler

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Aneesha Sathiananthan

Senior Educational and Developmental Psychologist

Benjamin Low

Senior Clinical Psychologist

Sonya Branson

Clinical Psychologist

Psychotherapists/Counsellors/Coaches

Giana Sharma

Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Diandra Andersen

Counsellor & Health Coach

Christabel See

Psychotherapist

Ho Yan Lin

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

Stephanie Lee

Case Manager & Counsellor-in-training

Art Psychotherapists

Joshua Tan

Senior Psychotherapist & Art Psychotherapist

Michelle Baraba

Psychotherapist & Art Psychotherapist

Choi Young Jin

Psychotherapist & Art Psychotherapist

Occupational Therapists

Kaitlin Morgan

Principal Occupational Therapist & Head of Allied Health Services

Susan Ferguson

Principal Occupational Therapist

Abelle Wee

Senior Occupational Therapist

Claire Soh

Occupational Therapist

Speech & Language Therapists

Azealia Kadir

Principal Speech and Language Therapist

Blakesley Orr

Senior Speech and Language Therapist

Kerensa Chew

Speech and Language Therapist

Educational Therapists

Mathana Balan

Senior Educational Therapist

Dr. Zainab Shaukat

Senior ADHD Coach & Educational Therapist