Ms Cassandra Chiu

Founder and Director, The Safe Harbour Counselling Centre

Ms Cassandra Chiu is an accomplished and professional woman who takes her blindness in her stride.  She was the proud recipient of Singapore Woman Award in 2012.  The award celebrates the strength, resilience and extraordinary achievements of ordinary women making a significant contribution to society.

She obtained her Master of Social Science in Professional Counselling from Swinburne University of Technology (Australia), and runs a psychotherapy practice with her partner, The Safe Harbour Counselling Center, empowering individuals and families to manage a wide range of issues and to maximize their potential.

Ms Chiu also recently founded a consultancy business, The New Perspective, which offers motivational talks, inclusive awareness workshops and barrier-free consultancy -- specifically for the support of the visually impaired. Her work in this area encompasses assistive technology needs assessment and coaching; enhancing self-esteem through rehabilitative psychotherapy; rehabilitative remodelling for business and domestic environments; and assistive devices resources.