Chermaine currently assumes the greatly privileged role of Stonyhurst International School Penang’s School Counsellor. She graduated with BA (Hons) in Psychology from HELP University, KL before embarking on 2 years of volunteer work in Brisbane and Melbourne, where she was based in esteemed universities providing pastoral support for both local and international students. Her passion to serve the vulnerable then led her to roles of Social Work and Pastoral Work in KL serving the refugees, urban poor and young people. Recognizing a need to provide more specialised care, she then pursued a MA in Professional Counselling from University Malaya and began her career as a counsellor working with professional employees and graduate students.
Licensed and Registered with the Board of Counsellors Malaysia (KB10538, PA10137) Chermaine strives to adopt a strong person-centred approach in her work with young people at Stonyhurst Penang; gently holding space for the students to be themselves wholly and truly. She believes that by ascribing to young people their due dignity, it will enable them to gain confidence, discover their strengths and be empowered to cope with the many struggles they experience. Chermaine has a deep appreciation for sunsets, coffee and the beautiful island life that Penang has to offer!