'As a spouse and mum of two young boys I’m surrounded by change every day. I remember how in my early career I was resistant to change and tried to fight it. Today, I welcome change in my life as it means new adventures and stimulation for good things to happen.’

Tanja Faessler has worked over 25 years for large matrix organisations such as Credit Suisse and UBS going through big changes and has gained hands-on experience on how such changes can influence the productivity, careers and private lives of people. Her belief is that change is so much a part of our every day lives at home and work that we can not expect to manage change, only navigate it and adapt to whatever shows up.

Tanja has years of coaching, hypnotherapy, counselling and facilitation experience having lived and worked in Zurich, Geneva, New York and Singapore. She has deepened her knowledge with the Integral Eye Movement Therapy (IEMT), Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), Yoga Teacher Training and is constantly attending workshops to hone her skills. She artfully combines this with her understanding of both the challenges and rewards of repatriation as well as career transitions, and her empathy makes her very adaptable to working in different contexts. Furthermore, as mum of two kids Tanja feels particularly at ease working with topics that might be challenging for parents and children.

In addition Tanja has contributed to two books of Singaporean author Felicia Tan on the topic of miscarriage and stillbirth and how to navigate stress when being on a fertility journey. She is currently part of a research team to investigate stress and anxiety on a fertility journey and presenting their study research results at international conferences.

She is also a certified Professional Coach (ICF PCC), Consulting Hypnotist NGH, Fertility Coach, HypnoMothering Practitioner, HypnoBirthing Practitioner, HypnoKids® Specialist, Tapping Therapist (EFT), Integral Eye Movement Therapist (IEMT), WSQ certified Trainer and Assessor and speaks fluent English and German as well as conversational Italian and French.


Association of Psychotherapists and Counselors Singapore (APACS- L4 | Supervisor)

Singapore Association of Counsellors (SAC - Associate)

Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellor’s Association (ANZICA - Member)

Asia Pacific Initiative on Reproduction (ASPIRE)

International Coaching Federation (ICF PCC)

National Guild Hypnotists (NGH)

Omni-Hypnosis Center (OHC)

HypnoBirthing Institute (HBI Practitioner)

WSQ SKILLSfuture Trainer & Assessor

Care Team Swiss Embassy Singapore

Employee Assisted Program (EAP) of Air New Zealand

Contact tanja.faessler@counsellingconnectz.com