This image has an empty alt attribute; its file name is Kristy-1-2.jpgKristy Khoo

Intern Therapist

The journey of life can be difficult with its challenges constantly trying to bring us down. When reaching roadblocks and breaking points in life, we may feel alone and helpless in our struggles. That is where as a therapist, I will create a safe space for you to share your pain, worries, and burdens, and be your listening ear. I will be there to walk with you through your challenging times. With that, I invite you to take a leap of faith to allow me to journey with you, and take action in making the change you want to see in yourself and your life.

My decision to pursue counselling was motivated by my interest and desire to help others. Past struggles made me realise how strenuous and overwhelming life could be at times. These experiences set me on a course to becoming a counsellor and allowed me to better understand and empathise with those who are going through their own set of challenges.

My counselling work focuses on teens and young adults with personal, family, academic, and professional related concerns. As a clinical intern with KIN & KiDS, I see clients under the supervision of Charis Wong, the director of KIN & KiDS, and Ann Gunapalan, a licensed and registered counsellor. I have been, and am still working closely with youths in my church. In addition, I have conducted workshops for youths in my university and church, not to mention worked as a relief and subject teacher for primary and secondary school students. My experiences with teenagers and young adults have given me valuable insight into their world.

My sessions are mainly guided by Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), which focuses on the importance of understanding layers behind an individual’s thoughts to develop a more positive outlook on our world. I also adopt the Choice Theory, which centrals around the concept that we all have a choice and that life is inevitably made up of our choices and relationships. As a therapist, I will also guide you along the potentially intimidating but ultimately fulfilling path of therapy, and make best endeavour to ensure you are comfortable and empowered to affirm the positive aspect of your life.

As an intern therapist, I adhere to the Code of Ethics of the Malaysian Board of Counsellors and the Code of Ethics of the American Counseling Association to ensure that you receive professional care.

I am able to conduct therapy in both English and Bahasa Melayu.

Education

Student, Master of Professional Counselling (Monash University, Malaysia)
Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychology (Sunway University, Malaysia – Second Upper Class

Email

kristy@kinandkids.com

Kristy Khoo