Meet The Team
LOH WAN TING
Founder - Art Therapist
Master of Arts (Art Therapy)
Somatic Experiencing® Intermediate II/III
ASIST trained (Suicide First Aid)
Trained in Psychological First Aid
Trained in Mental Health First Aid
Registered Trainer with the Ministry of Education (MOE)
Wan Ting is a registered art therapist with clinical experiences in the community, schools and social service organisations. Utilizing trauma-informed practices, her experiences includes working with children, adults and elderly from different cultural backgrounds with emotional or psychological difficulties to identify and resolve their core conflicts.
From daily art-making sessions, individual art therapy to group therapy sessions, she has worked with various groups of individuals ranging from people with mental health issues to people with special needs/multiple disabilities as well as children coming from disadvantaged families to process through developmental trauma, loss and divorce.
Using art-making to foster interactive experiences, eliciting reflection and insights from her clients, Wan Ting works to improve the psychosocial well-being of the latter. She also facilitates art experiential workshops to empower people to unleash their creativity and express emotions.
She is constantly seeking for ways to integrate her experience of design and media with art therapy to create a communicative therapeutic approach through community projects. The objective is to reach out to more individuals to facilitate growth, change and healing. The approach resulted in the conceptualising, facilitating and organising of Singapore’s first art exhibition in the dark with the Association for the Visually Handicapped in 2015.
Wan Ting holds a Master of Arts in Art Therapy from LASALLE College of the Arts–Goldsmiths College, University of London and a Bachelor of Arts (First Class Honours) in Graphic Communication from Loughborough University.
Master of Arts (Art Therapy)
Graduate Diplomas in Special Education
Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) in Psychology
Trained in Theraplay® Informed Practice
Body Focused, Trauma-informed Art Therapy
May is a credentialed Art Therapist with Australian, New Zealand and Asian Creative Arts Therapies Association
(ANZACATA) and a committee of Art Therapists’ Association Singapore.
She has experience working with individuals with special needs since 2010. She is currently a practising art therapist working with children and young adults with special needs, children and adolescents, and seniors with chronic illness at various settings. Embracing process art making, May encourages individuals to engage in spontaneous sensory exploration and creative self-expression. Given the space and time to connect, May believes in the inherent healing qualities of art making process, which discovers and nurtures a deeper understanding of the Self. She also believes that art making foster resilience in individuals and aids self-regulation, both emotionally and behaviourally.
Her personal creative practice includes working with abstract arts, paints, tactile materials, and recycled and natural materials. Through the creative process, May also develops her understanding towards the importance of expressive quality of art media in engaging people at different levels. She is also seeking ways to incorporate everyday materials into the creative process and themes of therapeutic opportunity in the hope of encouraging individuals to engage in art making for self-care and self-discovery.
May holds a Master of Arts in Art Therapy from LASALLE College of the Arts–Goldsmiths College, University of London, Graduate Diplomas in Special Education from National Institute of Education and DAS Academy, and a Bachelor of Arts (Cum Laude) in Psychology from Singapore Institute of Management–State University of New York at Buffalo. She is trained in Theraplay® Informed Practice by The Theraplay® Institute, and has earned her credential in Healing Trauma with Guided Drawing from Institute for Sensorimotor Art Therapy. May continues to seek opportunities for professional development in expanding her repertoire of knowledge and tools.