CAE helped put me on the path to success!

CAE helped put me on the path to success!

Admitting that you’re a failure is something that is very difficult to do. Nobody wants to admit it, even if they believe they are. Failure is, for many people, something very close to being immoral. That’s how it was for me.

There was a time when I would never have admitted I was a failure, and yet that was how I felt about myself. I felt that I couldn’t do anything right. I wasn’t very good in school. I’m mediocre at my work. My relationships stagnated, floundered, or went out of my control. I wasn’t very good at my hobbies either.

All of these things constantly made me feel like I should crawl under a rock and just hide. It just didn’t feel good that I always felt this way about myself and my life. Incidentally it was this feeling that eventually got me interested in learning about other people, how they think, and why they feel the way they do. I ended up deciding to take a course in Counselling Psychology from College of Allied Educators.

I went in expecting to learn about how other people thought and felt, but was surprised by what it did for me, personally. I wasn’t just learning about other people; I was learning about myself. I learned that self reflection was an important component in trying to understand yourself and CAE’s lecturers taught me the different methods and tools to help people reach this state of introspection; which I applied to myself.

When I applied the tools to my own self, I unknowingly started addressing my own feelings of inadequacy and failures. I then started reframing the way I thought about my situation. In time, I realised that I wasn’t failing; I just had setbacks; temporary situations that I could overcome eventually. This was a powerful realisation that got me thinking about other issues I had about myself. Slowly but surely, I inadvertently learned how to see my own success, instead of my failures.

I am thankful for CAE’s lecturers, who brought to us real life cases and real world issues people face on a daily basis. It gave me something I could relate to, and really helped push me to learn more about myself as well. CAE’s counselling psychology programmes are incredibly useful and powerful, and can be completed in a short amount of time.

I am now a little more hopeful about myself and my own future as I can see the potential ahead of me.


Join us at College of Allied Educators to learn more about yourself, what motivates you, and how you can find happiness, meaning, and success in work, love, and life.

Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology (PGDICP) is a counselling psychology course accredited by the Singapore Association for Counselling (SAC). The part-time Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology programme focuses on developing and enhancing experiential knowledge and skills through a holistic approach. Some of the subjects covered include Counselling Children, Addiction Intervention, Crisis Intervention, and Family Therapy.  

Diploma in Counselling Psychology (DCPSY) is a counselling course covering a range of conceptual and functional skills in counselling. It trains students to apply appropriate counselling psychology skills in different situations, and equips students with the ability to work effectively as a counsellor.


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