HIEU SOOH PENG, SOPHIA

Registered Counsellor (K.B.; P.A.)
EAP Consultant, Life Coach
Master in Counselling Psychology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

LICENSE / PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
Registered & Licensed Counsellor, Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia (KB08046; PA07625)

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/ CERTIFICATIONS
Certification in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 
Certification in Expressive Art Metaphoric Card

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE 3 years

AREA OF FOCUS
Emotional Distress, Stress and Coping, Self- Esteem, Grief and Bereavement, Work-related Issues, LGBTQIA+

THERAPY APPROACHES
Reality Therapy; Person-Centered Therapy; Mindfulness Coaching; Solution Focused Brief Therapy

MORE ABOUT ME
I struggled a lot growing up in a traditional Asian family and the Malaysian’s education system that is more academic oriented. It took me more than 10 years to learn to manage my own expectation, insecurities, anxiety and fears that I am finally becoming more accepting towards my strength and limitation and be skillful in managing my expectation from time to time. With the realizations, I started to embark my journey of exploration into psychology and counselling, hoping that me myself, too can be the support of someone who need mental and emotional support when life hits them hard.

As I was trained in government welfare department, I have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults especially parents who have been facing different daily life concerns by providing them psychosocial support and counselling. I appreciated the chances that allowed me to work with culturally diverse group of people during my training and work as they widen my horizon towards struggles faced by different groups of people and in turn gave in inspiration to do more to help as far as I could.

I strongly believe that one’s suffering needs to be seen and acknowledged, and that all pains and suffering are impermanent. All we need is be patient and kind to them. We deserve our own appreciation and companion, and acceptance of our strength and weaknesses, self-acknowledgement on our kindness and sacrifice that we have done which shapes our identity as who we are today.

LANGUAGES
English, Malay, Mandarin, Cantonese

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