I am a registered clinical psychologist in both the United Kingdom and Singapore. I have completed a doctorate by research in Psychiatry at Oxford University, and a professional doctorate in clinical psychology at University College London. My clinical, supervisory and consultancy work draws on various psychotherapeutic approaches (e.g., behavioural, cognitive, acceptance-based, and systemic psychotherapies).
I have worked in a variety of inpatient and outpatient psychology services in London and Singapore. Currently, I offer psychotherapy services at a local public hospital supporting adults with low moods and heightened stress and anxiety levels. One of the reoccurring themes I observe in my professional work is people’s pursuit for self-understanding and the relief that comes with making sense of the emotional pains that everyone experiences from time to time.
I have worked with adults of many different ethnicities and faiths, and those struggling with insecurity or exhaustion related to overwhelming life demands. I have also worked with people with recurring relationship difficulties and those who self-harm to soothe their emotional pain. Finally, my clinical consultations also address adults who experience unbearable grief due to relationship breakups, bereavement, and other significant losses.
I serve as a lecturer in clinical psychology at a local university and has successfully published several academic papers in international peer-reviewed journals on cognitive vulnerabilities for psychological ill-health. I have received both an early-career award and a teaching excellence award. Finally, I have been invited to serve on the sub-committee in the Singapore Psychological Society that manages the Singapore register of psychologists. In line with my passion for social justice and inclusion, I am now leveraging my academic and professional expertise to support counselling training in Asia, and to raise the community’s understanding and access to psychological treatments.
Area of Expertise
Stress management, phobias and anxiety, panic attacks, depressed mood, self-harm, insomnia, loss and grief, behavioural change, mental wellness, interpersonal effectiveness, faith and spirituality.