Courage Lim Shen Yong

Senior Social Worker and Counsellor
Play Therapy Practitioner

EXCO Member of Association for Play Therapy (Singapore)
EXCO Member of Association of Professionals Specialising in Addiction Counselling (Singapore)




Master of Social Work (NUS, Singapore)

Graduate Diploma in Counselling Practice (CCC, Singapore)

Certified Substance Abuse Counsellor (APSAC, Singapore)

Certified Peer Support Specialist (APSAC, Singapore)

Certified Quit Smoking Consultant (HPB, Singapore)

Certified Interplay Practitioner (Play Therapy Australia)

Certificate in Child-Centered Play Therapy (Play Therapy Australia)

Certificate in Sandplay Therapy and Symbol Work (Expressive Therapies Institute of Australia)



A recipient of Promising Social Worker Award in 2019, Shen Yong has 10 years of clinical experience working with youths, parents, adults and families. His areas of expertise include addictions such as substance use, smoking and vaping, gaming, sexuality, trauma, and stress-related concerns. Shen Yong adapts casework and counselling, play therapy, and family therapy in his work with clients.

He also has vast experience in conducting experiential workshops for various organisations and professionals. Shen Yong has worked with Police and Army officers to conduct smoking cessation workshops, trained peers to support person-in-recovery to lead a drug-free lifestyle, probation officers in youth sexuality work, and social workers on childhood trauma and attachment. He has also conducted strengths-based and attachment-based parenting workshops to equip parents with useful knowledge and skills in improving their parent-child relationship.

Shen Yong is very passionate in the areas of mental health outreach, peer support and peer mentoring in schools and workplace settings. These workshops equip caring supporters with skills and knowledge to help those in distress. Shen Yong believes that it is crucial to create an accepting and empathetic environment in schools or workplaces to encourage people to seek help.






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