Abigail graduated from the National University of Singapore with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Sociology. She subsequently completed her Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology at the College of Allied Educators, and is qualified for membership with the Singapore Association for Counselling. She is currently training at the Centre For Mindfulness (Singapore) to become an internationally-accredited (IMTA) Certified Mindfulness Teacher – Professional.
Abigail has previously worked as an instructor to conduct workshops at MOE schools, and created and delivered talks on psychology and mindfulness to diverse audiences. She also conducts 8-week mindfulness-based programmes for groups and individuals. Her professional experience includes pro-bono counselling, community outreach and development at a tertiary institution and non-profits, as well as communications with international audiences. At CEL, Abigail manages training-related requests and holds the role for screening and triage.
Abigail’s passion for mental health education stems from the belief that we could all use a little kindness from ourselves. She grounds her counselling skills and practice in Mindfulness and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Her interests in psychology include self-stigmatisation, the mind-body connection and attachment theory.