VENUS CHOONG

Registered Counsellor (K.B.; P.A.), EAP Consultant, Certified Sexuality Consultant
BSc. (Hons) Biomedical Sciences, UPM; MEd. Guidance & Counselling, UPM; Master of Human Sexuality, STU, Taiwan

LICENSE / PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP
Registered & Licensed Counsellor, Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia
(KB01475, PA01098)

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS/ CERTIFICATIONS
Registered Mental Health Facilitator Trainer, The National Board for Certified Counsellors International
Certified Sexuality Consultant, Society for Scientific Study of Sexuality Taiwan
Certified Practitioner, Jungian Based Sand Tray Therapy
Certified Trainer, HRDF Malaysia
Permitted Lecturer, Private Higher Educational Institutions Malaysia

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE
13 years

AREA OF FOCUS
Emotional Distress, Intrapersonal & Interpersonal conflicts, Couple & marital issues, Sexuality & LGBTQIA+ concerns, Self-worth, Career challenges, Personal Growth & Development

THERAPY APPROACHES
Humanistic; Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioural; Solution-Focused

MORE ABOUT ME
“I believe that every human being is like a flower that can bloom beautifully, as long as we are willing to believe in ourselves, we may proudly live out the uniqueness and beauty of our own nature just like the blossoming flowers; therefore, it is my mission as a counsellor to assist clients in the process of discovering and understanding who they truly are, so they can consciously express their own opinions and confidently nurture their own ideas.”

I have more than 13 years of professional counselling, consultation and training experience in education, corporate and community settings. I am passionate about helping people dealing with emotional distress, relational and familial issues, sexuality matters, career challenges and various concerns regarding personal growth and development. I am especially keen on providing support on diverse sexuality and mental health issues.

Prior to joining the counselling and training industry, I worked in a multinational company in the pharmaceutical sales industry. While working as a medical representative, I realised that I have a strong desire to know more about human psychology and to help people enhance their quality of life holistically. I then acquired my Diploma of Social Studies in Counselling and Guidance. Most importantly, I strongly believe that “The Unexamined Life Is Not Worth Living” (Socrates).

I volunteer actively in several non-governmental organisations by giving talks and training. I also write for magazines and have been regularly invited to several radio and internet talk shows to talk about mental health and sexual concerns.

With my integrated working experience in the corporate sector and mental health industry, I firmly believe in developing a healthy, productive and balanced working and living environment.

LANGUAGES
English, Mandarin, Malay, Cantonese, Hakka

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