Benjamin

Our Journey With Boys' Town

Anger issues, anxiety, depression, verbalizing of suicidal thoughts – these are mental health issues in children and youths that I see more prevalent these days.

Being a behavioural specialist, I work with clients who have difficulties with emotional management, poor social skills and behavioural challenges. There may be some who display acts of aggression such as throwing of objects and slamming the table, which others would perceive to be threatening or scary. However, these displays of anger are often a secondary reaction and I discover that it is usually because they do not have the knowledge or capacity to express their emotions.

I choose to work with children and youths as I can relate to their struggles and problems. I want to be able to advocate for them as their voices are usually dismissed by others, especially for those perceived to be rebellious and have no one who understand their point of view. This narrative becomes them, which they then bring along to adulthood, manifesting into low self-esteem and feeling that they are never good enough.

Through my sessions, I build rapport with my clients and help them find middle ground between themselves and stakeholders such as their school to better understand each other’s perspectives. My greatest joy is helping clients gain insights, shift their mindsets and seeing them make significant progress. From clients who say “I don’t know” or “I don’t care”, to believing that there is still hope for them. It is heartening to witness the improvements in their lives - learning healthier communication with their family and teachers to foster better relationships, as well as seeing them grow in confidence to study hard and improve their academics.




Please support us!Make a difference - transform their lives

Benjamin

Our Journey With Boys' Town

Anger issues, anxiety, depression, verbalizing of suicidal thoughts – these are mental health issues in children and youths that I see more prevalent these days.

Being a behavioural specialist, I work with clients who have difficulties with emotional management, poor social skills and behavioural challenges. There may be some who display acts of aggression such as throwing of objects and slamming the table, which others would perceive to be threatening or scary. However, these displays of anger are often a secondary reaction and I discover that it is usually because they do not have the knowledge or capacity to express their emotions.

I choose to work with children and youths as I can relate to their struggles and problems. I want to be able to advocate for them as their voices are usually dismissed by others, especially for those perceived to be rebellious and have no one who understand their point of view. This narrative becomes them, which they then bring along to adulthood, manifesting into low self-esteem and feeling that they are never good enough.

Through my sessions, I build rapport with my clients and help them find middle ground between themselves and stakeholders such as their school to better understand each other’s perspectives. My greatest joy is helping clients gain insights, shift their mindsets and seeing them make significant progress. From clients who say “I don’t know” or “I don’t care”, to believing that there is still hope for them. It is heartening to witness the improvements in their lives - learning healthier communication with their family and teachers to foster better relationships, as well as seeing them grow in confidence to study hard and improve their academics.




Please support us!Make a difference - transform their lives


An institution of the Montfort Brothers of St. Gabriel since 1948

Member of St. Gabriel's Foundation   |  Caritas Singapore  |  National Council of Social Service