Licensed and Registered Counselor (Malaysia)
Life often comes with unexpected events and circumstances that sometimes challenge the core of our being. I believe that we have what it takes within us to make good choices, to discover our strengths and to find hope in the midst of hopelessness. I see my role as a therapist is to journey with my clients by meeting them where they are, helping them to discover their strengths and empowering them to reach their full potential in a safe and accepting space.
I worked with Yayasan Generasi Gemilang for 4.5 years as the Program Lead for Kid Services and Family Champion. I also was in close engagement with Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), Pure Life Society, a government children home and Women’s Aid Organization (WAO) by providing intervention and counselling services. I was then attached full-time with an international non-profit organization overseas, Youth With A Mission (YWAM) for two years.
My work took me around the world where I focused on advocating against social injustice across different nations (South Africa, Kolkata & Lesotho, and Perth) by leading workshops and conducting talks. Aside from prevention-based work (e.g.: awareness workshops), I also provided emotional support for women in safe houses and conducted pre-school training for teachers.
I have a special interest in working with children, teens, and their families. My clinical experience includes working with clients who struggled with low self-esteem, abuse, grief and loss, anxiety, stress, trauma, relationship and other issues. I have also facilitated group work with young girls to build on personal strengths: self-identity, trust and unity, communication skills; as well as supported parents through psycho-education and parenting workshops.
In the therapy sessions, I employ different approaches such as Person-Centered Therapy, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Play Therapy and Sandtray Therapy. In addition, I will also tailor therapy modalities based on what would best suit my client’s needs.
I speak English, Mandarin, Bahasa Melayu, and Hokkien.
Education & Professional Licenses
Masters in Counseling, HELP University, Malaysia
Bachelor of Science (Psychology, Hons), University of Gloucestershire, UK
Certificate of Competency, Child Centered Play Therapy and Foundations of Play Therapy Course (accredited by Association of Play Therapy USA)
Certified Trauma & Resilience Practitioner (Clinical), Starr Commonwealth’s National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC), USA
Emotion-Focused Therapy (Module 1)