Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Practitioner
Masters of Clinical Psychology, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
Post Graduate Diploma in Health Psychology, University Kebangsaan Malaysia
License/ Professional Membership
Treasurer, Malaysia Association for Mindfulness Practitioners
Committee Member, Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychologist
Assistance Treasurer, Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychologists
I am a clinical psychologist and mindfulness-based therapist. I have worked with clients from diverse background and ethnicities including clients from Australia, China and Indonesia. I primarily work with adolescent and adults with a wide range of conditions such as depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar and chronic stress. I find it particularly rewarding in supporting young adults to find direction in life and love themselves in order to live a fulfilling life.
"Men are disturbed not by things, but by the view which they take of them.
Guided by this philosophy, I help my clients to examine the relationship between thoughts and feelings: I help them to understand how unhelpful thinking patterns might have developed and break free of this.
My practice integrates Cognitive Behavioural Therapy with mindfulness with the aim in developing self-awareness in my clients and gradually changing the relationship with their thoughts.
I often use systemic approach to help me and my client to understand their challenges amidst the complex network that they are in. The whole is always more than a sum of its parts, and the relationships between people can have an overreaching impact on every aspect of their lives. I encourage my clients to revisit their family of origin to gain an insight into how their past experience might have formed their values and beliefs which influence how they view the world.
I work with my clients to break away from their old ways of thinking and beliefs, and to have a new experience of the world – one that is flexible, anchored in the here and now, and that brings about wellness.
I believe that people have the capacity and desire to improve their wellbeing. My role as a therapist is to support, guide and facilitate the change.
I started meditating more than 10 years ago and has since been practicing under the guidance of various Buddhist meditation teachers and secular mindfulness teachers.
I am a trained .b teacher (Mindfulness in School Project, UK) and have attended the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine: A 7-Day Professional Training Retreat by Oasis Institute in US. Currently, I am an apprentice teacher of the Oxford Mindfulness Centre’s Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy programme (MBCT). I keeps up my practice with daily brief meditation and attending meditation retreats whenever possible.
I have been conducting mindfulness workshops for the last 7 years and I have developed a program for adolescents. The program has been introduced to college students and Buddhist Sunday schools’ students. In my clinical practice, I often integrates mindfulness with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and the results have been encouraging. I believe firmly in self-practice as well as continuing learning from mindfulness teachers for my own well-being and to enhance my skills in guiding others.
Continuing Professional Education
I keep myself up to date and I am continuously attending workshop to enhance my practice. These are some of the workshops that I have attended include:
Mindful and Awakening Relationships (MARS) for Therapists workshop by Dr. Eng-Kong Tan, Metta Clinic, Australia (2012)
Certificate in Sandplay Therapy and Symbol Work with Children, Adolescents and Adults conducted by Mark Pearson, Director of Expressive Therapies Institute of Australia (completed in 2012)
Essentials of Counselling Supervision conducted by Dr Ng Kok Mun, Licensed Professional Counsellor in North Carolina, Texas USA and Malaysia (2013)
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Problem and Family Therapy workshop conducted by David Hong, founder and director of Delta Clinic, a private therapy centre specialising in Child and Adolescent mental health in Sydney, Australia (2014).
I speak English, Chinese, Cantonese and Penang Hokkien.
I was formerly a banker and a businesswoman. I am married with 2 grown-up children. As best I can, I practice brief meditation daily and attending meditation retreats once a year. I believe that loving relationship nourishes our life and spending quality time with friends and loved ones are important for our wellbeing.