Maheen Hamid

Counsellor & Parenting Coach working with children, adolescents and adults

M.A. Counselling, Australia
M.A. Human Resources, Switzerland

Background and Experience

Maheen has a Masters in Counselling from Monash University and is a registered member of the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC). She has clinical experience working with teenagers, young children (9 years and above) and adults. Maheen has experience working as a counsellor at an international school as well as in private practices across Singapore.
Born in Belgium and having grown up in Europe, America, Middle East and Asia, Maheen brings a unique cultural awareness to her counselling experience. Her experiences of living in various countries and cultures has empowered and informed her to approach clients with empathy, curiosity, sensitivity and compassion. Maheen is passionate about working with third culture children, navigating the complexities that arise out of this phenomenon.
Maheen has supported and worked with teenagers and adults with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, emotional regulation issues, relationship issues, self harm, and suicide ideations. She finds her work with her clients very rewarding and is always humbled by the positive impact her work with them has on their future trajectory.
Maheen is enthusiastic about engaging with and motivating clients by using interventions from Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, some of the modalities that Maheen finds to be very useful, effective and powerful. 
As part of her work with children and teenagers, Maheen feels that the parent piece is paramount to success. In particular, she finds it fulfilling to work with families supporting them with bridging the relationship gap between parents and children. In doing so, parents often feed back that they feel better equipped, connected and respond more effectively to their children.  
As a ‘Tuning in to Kids and Teens’ facilitator, Maheen has successfully facilitated and organised several parent groups, coached and worked with individual clients in improving their relationships and therefore the overall atmosphere in their homes.

Therapeutic Approach

Maheen’s guiding motto is “treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you help them to become what they are capable of being.” Goeth’s words eloquently express her commitment to providing a safe space in which there is a deep respect for her clients that focuses on their strengths and resources while working with them towards their goals. Maheen uses a person centred approach informed by Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.


Maheen speaks four languages, English, Urdu, French and conversational Turkish. Her experience of having lived in nine countries enables her to bring sensitivity and cultural awareness while connecting with individuals in different walks of life in a deeper and more meaningful manner.

In her free time, Maheen enjoys baking, travelling and spending time with her family and friends.