Cassandra Chiu is the founder of her own counselling practice, The Safe Harbour, which provides of psychotherapy at affordable costs to meet the needs of individuals with difficulties such as relationship, workplace or personal issues.
Cassandra was diagnosed with Stargardt’s Disease when she was 8 and her eyesight started to degenerate. Growing up, she didn’t have an easy childhood and her mother always reminded her to focus on her endless other capabilities instead of that one disability. She has represented Singapore in swimming competitions such as the FESPIC (The Asian Para games) and is also a champion bowler. Cassandra is also a psychotherapist and guide at Dialogue in the Dark Singapore.
In 1996, she was the Singapore Disabled Sportswoman of the Year.
In 2012, she won the Singapore Woman of the Year for being recognized for her achievements and bravery in overcoming personal challenges.