What do we do?

Existential therapy

a profoundly philosophical approach characterized in practice by an emphasis on relatedness, spontaneity, flexibility, and freedom from rigid doctrine or dogma.


a tool for correcting our self-ignorance, unveiling unconsciousness, and understanding oneself in the most profound ways

a place where secrets are unpacked, pains are reexperienced, and incomprehensible impulses and urges are interpreted not with moralistic judgment, but with kindness, understanding, and compassion

a room that invites your inner child who is confused, hurt, angry, and longing for love and validation to play

a space where a dialogue is facilitated between yourself and your inner voice which could often be punitive, humiliating and excessively judgmental, and critical

What are our areas of focus?

          Childhood traumas

          Relational challenges 

          Existential anxiety

            a lack of meaning and purpose in life



Where are you?

In the dense and deep forest, do you have a compass to direct your way out?

In the vast and boundless ocean, do you spot the light house to guide you back to the harbor?

In the narrow and suffocating tunnel, do you have a torch to brighten the path forward?

In the desolate and lonesome desert, do you have the wisdom to read the shape of sand dunes to navigate?

In the endless darkness, do you see your North Star?

Where shall we begin?

45-minute online intake consultation (SGD 50)

In-person therapy (SGD 180 per hour) @ Paya Lebar Square

Online therapy (SGD 150 per hour)

Cancellation policy

        • Online therapy – No cancellation charge
        • In-person therapy – Cancellation charge of SGD 50 is applicable for cancellation made more than 24 hours prior to the session; Cancellation charge of SGD 100 is applicable for cancellation made less than 24 hours prior to the session.

Let’s connect.


 Please email shifan@thenorthstartherapy.com.sg

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    Wu Celine
    31 August 2023
    从小在一个被父母说成是充满爱,实则所谓的美好完全是父母的想象,实际问题多到数不胜数的这样一个原生家庭长大。自自己发现问题以来也已经有十年之久,饱受困扰,自己努力走出来的同时也试过几个心理咨询师的帮助。 在我自身的体验里,Shifan是对我帮助最大的一位咨询师,她富含同理心,容易共情他人,有耐心,不评判。她很专业,也对工作充满热情,不断进修自己以更好地帮助自己帮助他人。我跟随她已有半年多的时间,从原生家庭里修复自我的课题切入,也影响到当下的方方面面。在她的帮助下,我更冷静地看待过去,也更热情地拥抱现在,更顺利地融入新手妈妈的角色,也渴望发掘自己的更多潜能。我会继续下去,自我修复和育儿之路漫漫,要加油哦。 I was raised in a so-called "loving" family, in fact it's not loving at all but full of trauma. It's been a decade since I, myself, noticed the issue and I've been suffering a lot since then. I tried to pull myself together and meanwhile tried to reach a couple of therapists for help. In my own experience, the most helpful therapist for me should be Shifan. She's full of empathy, patient and no judge. She's professional and so passionate about her job. She keeps engaging in advanced studies so that she can provide better help for both herself and her clients. I've been having sessions with her for more than half a year. We've been working on the child-hood trauma and self recovery from that, and meanwhile it affects a lot in the present. With her help, I see my past more calmly,I embrace the present more passionately,and I fit in my new role –a new mommy, more smoothly,and I'm eager to discover more of my potential. I will keep on this long journey of self recovery and parenting. Let's do it!
    24 February 2023
    I stumbled across Shifan when I was going through a significant life transition. I am deeply grateful for her as she made every session a safe, non-judgemental and thought evoking experience. Being a working mom with a mixed culture background made her a well versed, professional and emphatic therapist. Thank you for being part of my journey!
    Alvin Tan
    24 February 2023
    She can understand and provide correct recommendations for each problem and issue. She also helps to find the inner understanding of ourselves.
    Monica Cheng
    22 February 2023
    Shifan is amazing and professional counsoller, she really help me to go through life difficulty and help me to analysis how to handle my toxic relationship and family issue. I love to work with her.
    Shannon Lee
    17 December 2022
    My sessions with Shifan have been very helpful thus far, and her patience and gentleness allow me to feel comfortable each session. Her sessions have helped me gain greater insight into my own psyche, which I am very grateful for. I would highly recommend The North Star Therapy to anyone looking to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, regardless of whether they are going through any acute issue currently.
    Winda Lecaros
    6 December 2022
    I had few session with Shifan and I find it useful for self discoveries. I can feel with each session, I am learning more and understand myself better. I find each session, Shifan will try her best to make it a comfortable session as it is not easy to open up yourself especially toward painful memory and I am grateful for her help. For anyone who wanna try to do therapy, I recommend her
    Soo Wen Low
    3 December 2022
    I felt connected with Shifan almost instantly and decided to continue sessions with her. She is a down-to-earth and genuine professional and is patient in providing a safe space for me. Would recommend Shifan 🙂
    Nicholas Tee
    16 November 2022
    Shifan is a wonderful, thoughtful therapist who has helped me move though challenges in my relationships and in how I experience the world. She makes me feel understood and attuned to, has provided me with tools to navigate my emotions and interpersonal relationships, and given me the space to reflect, integrate and heal.
    C L
    16 November 2022
    I would like to express my heartfelt gratitude to Shifan for helping me in my healing journey. I came to the session with issues of anger, regret and unresolved past. In just 1 – 2 sessions, Shifan was able to not only identify my pain but also work on these issues with me to redecide on my early decisions effectively. I felt heard, validated and most of all, supported. Through early scenes work. I rediscovered a part of me that was buried and forgotten. It was an extremely powerful experience for me. Since our sessions, I have observed improved relationship with my loved ones whom I found great difficulty communicating with previously, gained a deeper understanding of my self and uncovered the ‘link’ for my lack of emotions and racket feelings to my childhood. I thank Shifan for holding this space safe for me. It is also the first time in many years I felt I can be who I am. For this, thank you Shifan.
    L Wang
    16 November 2022
    Shifan is really great. She has helped and guided me a lot in understanding my past, my feelings, my struggles and my traumas. She has created a very safe place for me to share things, to recognise myself and to empower myself. Would definitely recommend Shifan if you are undergoing a hard time and want to try out psychotherapy.