Clinical Psychologist Master of Clinical Psychology, HELP University Bachelor of Psychology (Hons), HELP University
LICENSE / PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (CP1-0262)
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE 3 years
AREA OF FOCUS Psychological Disorders, Grief and Bereavement, Trauma, Stress and Coping, Emotional Distress, Work-Related Issues, Personal Development, Communication, Interpersonal Conflict, Assessment and Diagnosis of Mental Disorders
MORE ABOUT ME My interest in the field of Psychology was sparked by some life events and personal experiences that I’ve been through and overcame. Having a friend that stood by me helped me recognized the importance of having one placed their belief and support unconditionally, and realized that we are more than what others may perceive as imperfection. Witnessing and experiencing the loss of someone beloved have also led to my interest in existentialism and philosophy of life and death.
As I completed my degree in Psychology, I had the opportunity to work with the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (Melaka) as a volunteer, facilitating children with cancer by planning and implementing educational activities and games for them as they are unable to go to school while on treatment and also providing emotional support for the child and family. With the experience gained, I knew I wanted to further enhance and develop my skills to help others ease concerns with regards to psychological and everyday life issues such as anxiety, depression, grief and relationship issues.
In my training and work experience as a Clinical Psychologist, I have had the opportunity to work with clients from various populations such as schools, refugee clinic, private centres, corporate as well as hospital. These experiences enabled me to enhance my ability to adapt effectively to the needs of people from diverse cultural and social backgrounds. Besides providing psychoeducation to the general public and individual support, I have also experience conducting an array of psychological assessments for both children and adults.
At present, besides being an associate with Turning Point, I’m also working as a Sessional Clinical Psychologist for the National Cancer Society of Malaysia (NCSM). My main therapeutic approaches are person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Depending on the needs of the client, I may also incorporate other approaches such as mindfulness and existential therapy.