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Dian is a sex therapist and a credentialed art therapist with 12 years of clinical experience. Her approach is creative, warm, client-centred, and collaborative, which nurtures her clients’ strengths and agency. She provides an inclusive, nurturing space for adults of all genders, orientations and identities in her practice. Dian is Indonesian by birth and has spent equal time in Indonesia, the UK and Singapore. She is fluent in English and Bahasa Indonesia.

Dian graduated with an MSc in Medicine: HIV, STIs and Sexual Health (Counselling) from the University of Sydney, Australia. Her work in sexual health focuses on erectile difficulties, relationship and romantic issues, unconsummated marriages, libido, LGBTIQ issues, STI/HIV support and kink/fetishes. She provided sex therapy for the men’s sexual wellness clinic at Singapore General Hospital. Dian is enrolled at the Sex Coach University (SCU) to further her sexology training.

Dian’s art therapy work specialises in self-esteem, perfectionism, trauma, stress and burnout, anxiety, life transitions, career switching and cultural adjustment issues.  Her practice draws on multiple therapeutic approaches, including psychodynamic and depth (Jungian) psychology, solution-focused therapy, coaching and gestalt techniques, and she is a trauma-informed practitioner. Dian graduated with a MA in Art Therapy from LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. She is an approved supervisor with ANZACATA.


Before setting up her private practice, Nambani, Dian worked as a Senior Art Therapist at Singapore General Hospital for 11 years, supporting individuals and groups with eating disorders, trauma, depression, anxiety, and other mental health and medical conditions to cope with their challenges.


Dian has a passion for learning and constantly develops her skills. She is a Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner and use Somatic Experiencing® to enhance her work in body-focused and trauma-informed therapy.


Member of:

Dian Handayani

Founder at Nambani, Senior Therapist


MSc (Med) HIV, STIs and Sexual Health (Counselling), University of Sydney

Registered Art Therapist (AThR) & approved supervisor with ANZACATA

Registered Member MBACP with BACP

MA Art Therapy, LASALLE College of the Arts

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2010 – LASALLE College of the Arts – MA Art Therapy

2018 – University of Sydney – MSc Med in HIV, STI and Sexual Health (Counselling Pathway). 

Continuing Education

2020 to present – The Certified Sex Coach Program by Sex Coach University (2 years program) - online

2023 - Completed Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) Certification from Somatic Experiencing International in March 

2023 - Like a Pro: The Wheel of Consent for Professionals, by Betty Martin and team (5 days) - Melbourne

2022 - Arts-Based Supervision Skills Training by ANZACATA with Vicky Nicholls, 20 hours - Online

2022 – Expressive arts therapy & Art therapy supervision and ethics, by Trauma-Informed Practices & Expressive Arts Therapy Institute (12 hours) - online

2022 - Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Training, ADV II/III in October 2022, by Lael Keen and team (6 days) - Singapore

2022 - Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Training, ADV I/II in May 2022, by Lael Keen, Russel Jones and team (6 days) - Singapore & online

2022 – A psychological approach to sexual pain by Dr Sarah Ashton (3 hours and 1 group supervision) – online

2022 – One day supervision refresher course by Dr Vicky Nicholls, ANZACATA (6 hours) – online

2022 – Gottman Method Couples therapy level 1 by Dr Trish Purnell-Webb, (12 hours) – online

2021 – Sensate Focus: Refining Your Conceptualization, Structuring The Hierarchy & Addressing The Common Difficulties, Linda Wiener (6 hours) - online

2021 – Asia Pacific Mindfulness Conference by Brahms Centre – online & Singapore

2021 – Sexual Attitude Reassessment Training, by SCU, Dr Celina Criss and Sex Positive Institute (2 days) – online

2021 – Trauma Informed Stabilisation Treatment Level 1 and 2, by Dr Janina Fisher (44 hours, 12 weeks) – online

2021 – Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Training Intermediate I/II, by Dr. Abi Blakeslee and team (6 days) – Singapore & online

2021 – Fundamentals of SF Coaching (60 hours) by Academy of Solution Focus – Singapore & online

2021 – A psychological approach to Erectile Dysfunction by Dr Sarah Ashton (3 hours and 1 group supervision) – online

2021 – Certificate in The Fundamental Theory of Analytical Psychology (Jungian Oriented Psychotherapy Studies) by Analytical Psychology School Singapore (5 years program) – Singapore & Online

2020 - Somatic Experiencing Practitioner Training, BEG II/III, by Dr. Abi Blakeslee and team (6 days) - Singapore & online


2019 – International Conference on Art Therapy in Beijing (4 days) – Beijing

2019 – Somatic Experiencing Professional Training, BEG I/II, by Dr. Abi Blakeslee and team (6 days) - Singapore

​2019 – Introduction to Clay Field Therapy, workshop by Cornelia Elbrecht (2 days) - Singapore


2018 – Response Art, by Dr. Barbara Fish (3 days) - Singapore

2018 – Expanding the Lens of Art Therapy: The expressive Therapies Continuum as a Path to Life Enrichment and Optimal Health - Singapore


2016 – Solution- Focused Advanced Practitioner by Academy of Solution Focused Training - Singapore

2016 – International Conference on Art Therapy by Hong Kong Institute for Counselling Professional and Art Therapy Without Border (3 days) – Hong Kong

2016 – Trauma informed Art Therapy and Trauma Informed Expressive Arts Therapy Level 1 – HongKong & online 


2015 – Relational Gestalt Therapy Training by Peter Cole, Daisy Reese and team (5 days) - Singapore


2014 – Advanced training in Gestalt Play Therapy by West Coast Institute of Gestalt Play Therapy, Felicia Caroll & team (3 days) – Singapore 

2014 – Clinical Supervision Training by SingHealth and Curtin University Australia – Singapore


2012 – Basic & Intermediate in Gestalt Play Therapy by West Coast Institute of Gestalt Play Therapy, Felicia Caroll & team (6 days) – Singapore

2012 – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training, Life Steps - Singapore.


2011 – Introduction to CBT and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy by Yong Yoo Lin School of Medicine, NUS & IMH – Singapore

2011 – Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training by SGH – Singapore

2011 – Mental Health First Aid Training by SGH – Singapore

2011 – Individual Crisis Intervention by SGH – Singapore

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