A volunteer and practitioner in counselling since 2007, Alvin has experienced working with various Homes and Schools. Other than parenting workshops, psycho-education and psychometric tests to evaluate at-risk students for psychological issues, Alvin conducted individual counselling and life skills workshop with recovering mental health clients. He had served in his home church as pastoral counsellor and ‘Search for Life’ group facilitator.
Personally involving in the MSF Fostering Programme from 2015 to 2019, Alvin received first-hand knowledge on children’s developmental growth, psychological issues such as child abuse & trauma, therapeutic intervention and parenting skills, notably the Triple P (Positive Parenting Programme). Alvin’s clientele ranges from children and youth to recovering mental health adults and helping couples through Prepare-Enrich marriage course.
The past practice as a registered Architect has brought with him creativity and professionalism in ‘designing’ socio-psychological structures for people to build resilient lives and meaningful relationships. A satisfying relationship gives meaning to life, helping people enrich their self-confidence and self-esteem. Alvin believes in people and relationship where children and family homeostasis are life foundation to future resilient generations.