Richard Logan

Counsellor / Psychotherapist

Richard earned a Master Degree in Social Science (Counselling) from the University Of South Australia, a Bachelor Degree of Arts (Psychology / Sociology) from the University of Queensland, and a Diploma of Teaching (Primary / Special Education) from Griffith University. After working as a teacher for 23 years, he transitioned to Counselling. As part of his career transition, he completed his Masters while teaching, completing his practicum at SACAC Counselling. He was invited to join the team as a permanent member in January 2005 and held this role until June 2015.

As one may predict, Richard’s first client population was older children and adolescents. As he gained more experience and training, his population expanded to adults, couples and families. He became a Certified Imago Relationship Therapist. The knowledge and skills learned here have become core to his practice. He was trained as a NOVA Crisis Responder and has taken this role as an individual and as part of a team. This has also informed his work with trauma. He held the positions of Adoption Coordinator, where he oversaw and completed Home Study Reports where clients would be approved / not approved to adopt children in Singapore and other countries. and Assistant Director of the centre. He worked with clients referred by various doctors, school counsellors, insurance companies and EAP providers.

In July 2015, with two colleagues, Richard created the International Counselling & Psychology Centre, where he successfully guided the centre to growth and excellence, as a shareholder, director, and clinician. He has now joined the team at Us Therapy, where his client population is
adolescents, adults, couples and families.

Having lived in Singapore for 27 years, Richard is very cognizant of life as an expatriate, with its ups and downs. His client population at first was expatriate, and he worked with many different nationalities, cultural, ethnic, and language communities. His experience with Singaporean clients
has enabled him to be more able to engage with the different ethnic communities in Singapore.

Richard works with a strength, solution orientation, informed by techniques / interventions from various schools of thought – including cognitive behavioural therapy, rational emotional behavioural therapy, transpersonal, psychodynamic, motivational interviewing. He has a very practical approach that provides clients with what they need to create change.

Richard works with:
Relational issues, including communication, (pre)marriage, divorce, parenting, conflict
✔  Emotional issues – anxiety, depression, grief / loss, guilt, anger / stress management
✔  Addiction
✔  Personal growth
✔  Trauma
✔  Third Culture Kids

In his life Richard celebrates his introversion; friends and family; lots of laughs; music; sometimes some karaoke; listening to /watching opera, not singing; out in nature. His goal is to have a rich, full life.