As a psychologist
I collaborate with my clients to help tailor intervention strategies that best meet the individualised needs of the client and his or her systems (e.g., family, work, school, culture).
I embrace a client-centred therapeutic approach that integrates cognitive-behavioural (CBT), mindfulness, and strengths-based theories, with a creative arts touch (play and art) especially for younger clients and a relapse prevention framework for clients presenting with risky or addictive behaviours. I am also trained in other therapeutic modalities, including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), EMDR Therapy, Imago Relationship Therapy and Signposts parenting.
Aside from therapy, I have been active in psychological assessment (emotional, behavioural and personality, clinical-forensic risk and scholar selection), advisory boards, expert topic consultation, research and evaluation, as well as supervision of clinical teams.
I love learning not only from clients and supervisees, but also my audiences and students. I gain so much from their collective wisdom and I believe our interactions stimulate symbiotic growth. I have conducted talks, seminars and workshops for audiences from public and private sectors to expat communities on an array of themes like cultural adaptation, mindfulness, mental health, stress management and parenting.
Similarly, I enjoy working with the younger generation to nurture their passion for psychology. Since 2011, I have instructed psychology courses in three universities and am at present Associate Faculty for an undergraduate programme. For you, I hope to inspire with the latest updates in this field, so to see what is new in psychology, check out my bite-sized tidbits under self-care tips.