Trained as an Experimental Psychologist, Alan worked as an educator and trainer before practising as a professional counsellor. He started his practice in 1999 as Temasek Polytechnic’s Staff Psychologist, serving her 1,300 academic and administrative staff for more than 2 years. He started his private practice, Balanced Consulting, in 2003, working with private and corporate clients. He was Staff Counsellor to Nanyang Technological University’s 5,000 faculty, research and administrative staff from 2009 to 2014, and to Temasek Polytechnic’s staff since 2014. Alan is a Singapore Registered Counsellor with the Singapore Association for Counselling, and a Life Member with the Singapore Psychological Society. He has been designated a Special Supervisor, Trainer, Examiner and Consultant to the Canadian Council of Professional Certification (CCPC). Alan is also registered with the CCPC as a Certified Solution-Focused Therapist and a Certified Solution-Focused Coach. He supervises interns from various Counselling programmes available locally.