OT & Music Therapist (Finland)
M.Soc.Sc. in Counselling (Australia)
Certified in Sensory Integration
Certified in Samonas Sound Therapy & Therapeutic Listening
DIR - Floortime Certified (Advanced Level by ICDL)
I am an occupational therapist and a music therapist with a Masters degree in counselling. Originally from Finland, I have lived and worked in Singapore since 1996. I came here in search of adventure on a short contract, but ended up loving Asia and setting up Kaleidoscope Therapy Centre with Kim Nicolson in 1999.
I divide my time between Kaleidoscope and our sister company Mighty Oaks, an early intervention centre I started in 2010. Our special education teachers are stationed over there, whereas our therapists are based in Kaleidoscope. In Kaleidoscope my role includes therapist supervision and management duties whereas the bulk of my clinical work is currently done at Mighty Oaks.
I have a special interest in sensory integration and I am Floortime provider with an advanced level certification from ICDL. My expert level training is in process and I mainly work through parent coaching. Another special interest area of mine is sound therapy. My PhD research with the University of Melbourne is about the use of Samonas Sound Therapy to improve social interaction of preschool children with autism.
I am proud of our wonderful team at Kaleidoscope! My aim is to pick the best therapists and to provide them with good support & training and excellent resources, so that they can offer the best possible service to the children in Singapore. When therapists are happy, children are happy too. Come and visit us – I am sure you can sense the nice atmosphere at our clinic!