To provide wholesome student services, we offer comprehensive counselling services to address students’ needs at each stage of their education journey with us.
TMC provides pastoral Counselling Service to assist students to gain balance in their academic and personal well-being. The TMC counselling service provides information, prevention, intervention and referral services on psychological, educational and emotional issues and concerns.
Dr Sunil Selvarajan is a counselling psychologist working at TMC Academy. He received his Doctor of Philosophy from the National University of Singapore and his Master of Counselling from the University of Queensland. Dr Sunil has had an extensive experience counselling students from diverse backgrounds in local educational institutions. He incorporates principles from the various schools of psychology to form an eclectic approach when counselling students. He has counselled students with eating disorders, depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders and has achieved positive outcomes with these students. He has also taught counselling psychology modules and family therapy to local students. As an educator with an eye for motivating students, Dr Sunil believes in maximizing the potential of students to study and do well in their exams by minimizing their personal problems and enabling them to cope effectively in their daily lives.
Students can make appointments (in person, by telephone or email) to meet Dr Sunil for private consultations and/or they can be identified and referred to the psychologist by Student Services and Support and Academics. Students can be assisted to find solutions on the following issues:
- Transition to higher levels of learning
- Procrastination, motivation and other academic problems
- Self-esteem and confidence issues
- Stress, anxiety and depression management
- Difficulties in interpersonal relationships (peers, parents, etc.)
- Cultural and diversity awareness
- Time management
TMC Counselling Service helps students in:
- Individual counselling for adjustment or interpersonal problems
- Career path/career guidance
- Prevention educations (drugs, gambling, alcohol and other issues)
- Consultation to students, parents, faculty and staff
- Referral assistance (when additional services are needed)
Career Guidance Programmes
The TMC Counselling Service also provides learning venues through various seminars and trainings to guide students in their career choices and options to pursue academic programs at TMC and its partner schools and universities. Student can approach the Student Recruitment & Marketing department for details on the programmes and universities.
Counselling on Poor Attendance
Student Services and Support and the Academics work closely to counsel students with poor attendance rate. Every month Warning Letters are generated and sent to students who do not meet the minimum attendance requirements. The Student Services and Support and the Academics will meet them one-to-one for counselling and to identify the symptoms of stress or abnormalities in the students.
The Academics will be roped in to help if students’ poor attendance was due to difficulties of coping in their studies. The academics will monitor them. Should the problem persist or the student is still not doing well, the case will be referred to the School Counsellor.
TMC Academy provides free and confidential psychological counselling services. Qualified and experienced psychologist is available to guide students to solutions for pressing concerns and personal difficulties.
In some cases, the school psychologist may refer students to professional counselling services provided by government bodies, professional associations or registered non-government organisations.