• ABOUT US

THE OPEN CENTRE

The Open Centre is a place for emotional wellbeing and personal growth.

We support the holistic development of the self; Mind, Body and Spirit, and offer services such as Professional Counselling & Psychotherapy, Personal Growth Group Therapy, Mindfulness workshops and Social & Emotional Skills programmes.

Our Team

Dawn Sim

Dawn Sim

Director | Counsellor & Psychotherapist - M.Soc Sc (Counselling)
Dr. Timothy Sim

Dr. Timothy Sim

Mentor | Family Therapist
Lim Han Ee

Lim Han Ee

Associate Mindfulness Instructor - M.A. Sport Psychology
Charlene Teo

Charlene Teo

Associate Mindfulness Instructor - M.Soc Sc (Counselling)
Weng Pixin

Weng Pixin

Art Therapist

Pixin is an art-maker and registered art therapist who graduated with a first class honours in Painting, Fine Arts from the LASALLE College of the Arts in 2004.

Pixin’s facilitation of art workshops for children and adults in Singapore and overseas led to her interest in utilizing art-making processes as means of healing and growth. These experiences eventually guided her to attain her Masters in Art Therapy from the LASALLE College of the Arts, where Pixin provided individual and group art therapy services for adolescents and adults living with physical, mobility and/or neurological challenges.

In 2016, Pixin began providing psychodynamic-informed art therapy services for The Open Centre, a counselling and psychotherapy clinic for children and adolescents coping with social, behavioural and/or emotional challenges.

Pixin has a keen passion and interest in enhancing the personal growth of children and adolescents who are coping with a wide spectrum of challenges. For young children and adolescents, finding words to address or express their concerns can be difficult and art therapy is a way for young clients to comfortable express themselves visually and non-verbally.

Art processes and verbal reflections are sensitively guided and facilitated by Pixin for young clients to gain resources in communicating and making sense of their situations and challenges. Long-term and short-term art therapy services are available and are held at The Open Centre’s warm and homely art studio space.

To continually provide professional art therapy services for her young clients, Pixin is committed to her professional development through regular supervision and engagement in training workshops and conferences. With particular interest is her pursuit in understanding body-based psychotherapy practices and other creative arts therapy approaches.

Pixin is accredited by ANZATA, The Australian and New Zealand Arts Therapy Association, and abides by ANZATA’s Code of Ethics.