Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Practitioner
Masters of Clinical Psychology, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
Post Graduate Diploma in Health Psychology, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
Graduate Diploma of Multigenerational Family Therapy, Academia di Psicoterapia Della Familia of Rome, Italy.
License/ Professional Membership
Full Member, Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology
Associate Member, Malaysian Marriage and Family Therapy Association
I arrived at this profession in my late 40s, an age when most people would have had
an established career. I was formerly a certified public accountant and I am grateful
and I made this career shift. It is a privilege to be allowed to journey with my clients
towards a better life. These are invaluable experiences that help me grow as a
person. I find it particularly rewarding in supporting young adults to find direction in
life and to love themselves in order to live a fulfilling life.
For more than 10 years, I have worked with clients from diverse background and
ethnicities including clients from Australia, China and Indonesia, I primarily work with
adolescents and adults in managing a wide range of conditions, such as depression,
anxiety, OCD, emotion dysregulation and chronic stress.
“Being born is like being thrown into a book already peopled by characters and
stories……. We can never separate ourselves from the pages that precede our
entrance…” - Andolfi, Master Family Therapist.
This statement has had a significant influence on my work. It widens my view in
understanding challenges faced by my clients – from merely assessing individual
factors, such as unhelpful thinking patterns and personal beliefs, to exploring the
system in which my clients exist. I often encourage my clients to revisit the family of
origin to gain insight on how “the preceding pages” might have influenced their beliefs,
their interactional patterns with people and their worldview.
I belief that people have the capacity and desire to improve their wellbeing. My role
as a therapist is to support my clients in achieving this change and it begins with self-
awareness. Incorporating philosophy and practices of mindfulness in therapy lays
the foundation for making positive changes, irrespective of therapy modality.
My interest in mindfulness started before my training as a clinical psychologist. I
have been practicing mindfulness meditation in the Buddhist tradition for almost 20
years. My curiosity in the application of secular mindfulness in the mental health field
brought me to seek training from accredited mindfulness teachers locally and
I had the privilege to attend a retreat in New York, USA (Mindfulness-based Stress
Reduction in Mind-body medicine: a 7-day Professional Training Retreat) conducted
by renowned mindfulness teachers Saki Santorelli, Florence Meleo-Meyer and Dr
Judson Brewer. I am a trained teacher of Mindfulness in School Project, UK. I
am also in the process of getting my certification as a trained teacher of Mindfulness-
based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) from Oxford Mindfulness Foundation, UK.
I have been conducting mindfulness workshops for the last 10 years and have
developed 2 mindfulness programs for adolescents.
As best I can, I practice brief meditation daily and attend meditation retreats
Continuing Professional Education
I keep myself up to date and I am continuously attending workshops to enhance my
skills. These are some of the workshops that I have attended:
- Certificate in Sandplay Therapy and Symbol Work with Children, Adolescents
and Adults by Mark Pearson, Director of Expressive Therapies Institute of
- ACT – a 3-day experiential introduction to Acceptance and Commitment
Therapy by Martin Wilks and Lai Soo (2018)
- DBT intermediate skills training workshop by Dr Pamela Buck and Dr Shian
Ling Keng (2019)
- Understanding, assessing and treating Obsessive- Compulsive Disorder by Dr
Jonathan Abramowitz (2021)
Finding meaning in pains: the role of value in therapy by Farah Gulamoydeen
Continued About Me
I am married with 2 children who are young adults now. I believe that loving
relationship nourishes our lives and spending quality time with friends and loved
ones is important for our well-being
I speak English, Chinese, Cantonese and Penang Hokkien.