Caroline Essame is the founder and owner of Create:CATT Singapore and UK. She is a British occupational therapist and creative arts therapist, completing her Masters in education with a specialty in early childhood and play. She has worked for over 30 years in the field of creativity and human development, with experience in health, welfare and education services in Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, the UK and India.
She pioneered South East Asia’s first Masters program in art therapy in 2005, developed the first creative arts centre in Malaysia for children with autism in 2012, and she currently runs a clinical practice for children with social, emotional and cognitive needs, and trains at the Social Service Institute in Singapore. She is also the visiting creative arts and play consultant for Deepti, a rural special school in Kerala, India.