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Coely

Counsellor

Coely is a licensed counsellor who understands the struggles of caring for one’s mental wellbeing, which drives her passion in assisting others in their own mental health journeys. She believes in ensuring a safe and non-judgmental space for clients to experience the cathartic potential of communication. Her aim is to provide clients with newfound skills or insights that will remain with them beyond the therapeutic setting. 

Coely has previously worked with adolescents, university students, and elderly individuals with varying issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, guilt, and interpersonal matters. Her previous involvements in Humankind’s Expressive Sandwork project and Kechara Soup Kitchen’s street counselling also allowed her to provide therapeutic care in unconventional settings.

Coely holds a Masters in Counselling and a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons). She is registered with the Board of Counsellors of Malaysia (KB09614, PA09241) and proficient in English. 

Karen

Counsellor

Karen is a licensed counsellor and enthusiastic professional with a passion to work with individuals, groups, and communities to improve mental health. She works with university students, working professionals, youth, children and families, through individual and group counselling. She sees her role as a journey companion to her clients, and enjoys seeing them find hope for themselves. Her motivation stems from the desire to help others find their full potential.

Karen has counselling experiences in organisations such as Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA), Malaysian CARE and SHELTER Home for Children. Prior to that, she has 5-years experience mentoring campus students through a faith-based organisation.

Karen graduated with a Masters in Counselling and Bachelor of Psychology (Hons), and is a registered counsellor with the Board of Counsellors of Malaysia (KB09443, PA09066). She is proficient in English, Mandarin and Malay. 

Wai Luen

Counsellor

Wai Luen is a licensed counsellor who has experience working with teenagers, young adults and also the elderly. He sees counselling as a process to help clients explore and learn about themselves.

Wai Luen has experience of working with Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA) and PTF Community Health Care Clinic (PTF CHCC). In MMHA, he helped clients diagnosed with mental health disorders by teaching them coping styles, listening to them and acting as a companion. In PTF CHCC, Wai Luen had experience working with LGBTQ clients who were affected by psychosocial issues such as stress, relationships and family matters. He also helped spread awareness on sexual health by participating in roadshows organized.

In counselling sessions, Wai Luen listens without judgement, focuses on being supportive, and provides clients with a safe space. He helps clients explore their issues and look at them from different perspectives. He also educates clients with knowledge, techniques or skills such as psychological knowledge, relaxation techniques and social skills.

Wai Luen holds a Master of Professional Counselling degree. He is registered with the Board of Counselors of Malaysia (KB08677, PA08280) and is proficient in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Brandon

Counsellor

Brandon is a licensed counsellor who enjoys working and interacting with new people. He strongly believes that the “Pursuit of One’s True Self” is generally the way one achieves true happiness in life. Many who are having emotional issues and struggling in their lives find him to be helpful as he is always able to assist his clients in discovering new things about themselves and looking at issues from varying perspectives.

Brandon is experienced in working with young adults, adolescents and also married couples. He works with relationships & family matters, and people who suffer from depression, anxiety, and self-esteem issues as a result of that. He helps people take control of improving their lives by learning to make better choices. He has been involved with people from different backgrounds including corporates, LGBTQ, homeless & refugee communities in the past.

Brandon holds a Masters in Counselling Psychology and a Certification of Family Therapy (Australia). He is registered with the Board of Counsellors of Malaysia (KB09259, PA08877) and is proficient in English, Mandarin, Cantonese and Malay.

Kanthini

Counsellor

Kanthini a licensed counsellor who works with adolescents, young adults and elderly individuals. She sees counselling as a process to facilitate learning, exploration, and to increase self-awareness to help client seek clarity on their personal struggles. 

Kanthini has experienced working in NGOs such as All Women Action’s Society (AWAM), Community Health Care Clinic (CHCC) and also Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA) Vocational Training Opportunity Centre (VTOC). These have given her opportunities to work with various group of people of different ages and challenges including the LGBTQ community.

Kanthini graduated with a Master’s in Counselling from HELP University, as well as with a Bachelor of Psychology (Hons) from HELP University. She is also officially registered with the Board of Counsellors of Malaysia (KB09440, PA09063). She is proficient in Bahasa Melayu, English and Tamil.

 

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Qiao Shuang (QS)

Counsellor

Qiao Shuang(QS) is a licensed counsellor, who enjoys accompanying the people she meets, to walk the journey of becoming a better and happier person. She will work together with you to explore the struggles and your strengths.

QS is experienced working with young adults, and working on issues surrounding future career, study stress, family expectations, relationships and sexual/gender identity. She believes that problems come from past experiences, and family dynamics play a big role in making you what you are today. She will share with you plenty of ways to cope with your presenting issue, while reading between the lines, there could be underlying issues that are waiting to be discovered. However, you will always be respected to decide when or how you like to work with your issues.

QS holds a Master of Professional Counselling degree and Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology. She is registered with the Board of Counsellors of Malaysia (KB08670, PA08273), and proficient in English and Mandarin.

Jo Yen

Counsellor

Jo Yen is a licensed counsellor who works with young and working adults as well as the LGBTQ community who suffer from problems related to stress, anxiety, procrastination, self-care, interpersonal relationships, and suicidal ideation and behaviour.

Jo Yen previously worked in an international school, where she provided counselling sessions for primary to pre-university students, and group counselling to pre-university students. She was also involved with Community Health Care Clinic, PT Foundation as a volunteer and counsellor with community affected by HIV. Jo Yen has also previously volunteered with Befrienders to provide emotional support for the callers.

Jo Yen holds a Master of Counselling degree and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. She is registered with the Board of Counsellors of Malaysia (KB09413, PA09036), and proficient in English and Mandarin.

Yvonne

Counsellor

Yvonne is a licensed counsellor who works with adolescents, young adults, elderly individuals, as well as couples with the various challenges that they face as they transition through their respective lives. She is an advocate of the human connection and the essential role it has in healing, and that everyone is unique and deserves an individualised, holistic process. She believes that each individual is the expert of their own life, and that therapy is a sacred space for enabling self-exploration.

Yvonne was previously involved with the YWCA Vocational Training Opportunity Centre, where she provided individual and group counselling for young women and girls from economically disadvantaged backgrounds of all ethnicity, religion, and sociocultural upbringing. She continues to volunteer providing online psychological support to various religious organisations.

Yvonne holds a Master of Counselling degree. She is registered with the Board of Counsellors of Malaysia (KB09459, PA09084), and proficient in English, Malay, and Mandarin.

Clinical Psychologists

Shreas

Clinical Psychologist

Shreas is a clinical psychologist who has worked in Australia and Malaysia in a variety of settings. They include being in private practice and serving in hospitals, not-for-profit organisations, and universities. She has worked with individuals ranging from young children to older adults and clients from diverse countries and cultural backgrounds.

Her interests include helping individuals who struggle with mental health concerns such as trauma, emotional regulation difficulties, and attachment issues. She also has expertise in managing individuals presenting with mild to high levels of distress.

Shreas’ primary goal is to assist clients in gradually exploring deep-seated emotional issues within a safe environment. She adopts a gentle and nurturing approach to therapy. Shreas practices trauma-informed therapy and utilises techniques from Humanistic therapy, ACT, CBT, and DBT.  

Shreas holds a Master of Clinical Psychology degree (Bond University, Australia) and a BSc (Hons) Psychology degree (International Medical University). She is registered with the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (CP1-0283) and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). She is proficient in English and Malay. 

Twinkle

Clinical Psychologist

Twinkle is a clinical psychologist experienced in working with individuals with a variety of mental health concerns from mood disorders such as depression and anxiety disorders to obsessive-compulsive disorder, eating disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder), personality disorders, grief, trauma, and relationship issues.

Twinkle believes that nobody is broken, but simply stuck. She aims to support individuals as they express, reflect, and navigate through life in ways that align with their personal values. She adopts Acceptance and Commitment Therapy in facilitating individuals towards a life of meaning and vitality. Her experiences in private and government mental health facilities helps her in being flexible in catering for a diverse clientele. She also enjoys giving talks and trainings on mental health.

Twinkle holds a Master of Clinical Psychology degree (HELP University) and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology (University of Warwick). She is registered with the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (CP1-0340), and proficient in English and Malay (conversational proficiency for Mandarin and Cantonese).

Caryn

Clinical Psychologist

Caryn is a clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy and works with vulnerable and marginalised communities, including refugees and asylum seekers.  She also has experience in working with clients of various population such as neurodiverse children (e.g. autism, ADHD), adolescence, university students, and those who suffer from problems related to depression, anxiety, trauma, phobias, relationship issues, interpersonal issues, and stress.

In therapy she believes that by slowing down, and genuinely looking inside, any individual can find their capability to be brave, honest and kind to themselves. She mainly employs cognitive behavioural therapy and person-centered therapy, working collaboratively as equals to provide clients with personalized coping skills to empower and encourage autonomy in managing their emotional and psychological difficulties.

Caryn holds a Master of Clinical Psychology degree and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychology from the International Medical University. She is registered with the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (CP1-0309), and proficient in English, Malay, and Hokkein.

Anita clinical psychologist

Anita

Clinical Psychologist

Anita is a clinical psychologist who works with individuals experiencing mental health concerns such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. autism, and ADHD), grief, trauma, stress and interpersonal issues. While Anita primarily employs cognitive behavioral therapy, she also incorporates techniques from other therapy approaches based on the needs of her clients.  

As a therapist, Anita aims to provide a safe space for her clients to share their stories and gain new insights. She believes that it is important to acknowledge that none of us can carry the world on our shoulders, and we all need some assistance every now and then. Anita emphasizes on working collaboratively with clients in developing coping strategies to address their concerns.

Anita holds a Master of Clinical Psychology degree and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. She is registered with the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (CP1-0335), and proficient in English and Malay.

Vera

Clinical Psychologist

Vera is a clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy on depression, anxiety disorders, stress, grief, trauma, interpersonal issues, and cognitive disorders (e.g., ADHD). She has experience in working with clients of various population such as children, university students, domestic violence survivors, abuse survivors, and refugees (Afghanistan, Yemen, Syria, & India).

She has spearheaded support groups for therapists and working adults during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. She also provides talks and trainings on various topics regarding mental health to corporates and NGOs. She believes that everyone has their own story of struggles and deserves to heal from their pain.

Vera holds a Master of Clinical Psychology degree and a BA in Psychology. She is registered with the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (CP1-0315), and proficient in English, Mandarin, and Malay

Carmen Clinical Psychologist

Kah Mun

Clinical Psychologist

Kah Mun is a clinical psychologist who works mainly with adults dealing with a variety of mental health difficulties such as mood disorders, anxiety disorders, stress and interpersonal issues. 

Kah Mun has experience working with individuals of different backgrounds which has contributed to her passion in advocating for mental health awareness. In therapy, she aims to provide a safe space for individuals to discover about themselves and to discover better coping mechanisms in hopes of improving functioning in areas of their lives. 

Kah Mun holds a Master of Clinical Psychology degree and a BA in Psychology. She is registered with the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (CP1-0324), and proficient in English, Malay, and Cantonese.

Jean

Clinical Psychologist

Jean is a clinical psychologist who provides psychotherapy and works with vulnerable and marginalised communities, including refugees and asylum seekers, survivors of gender-based violence, as well as those who suffer from problems related to depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, interpersonal issues, and stress.

Jean continues to be involved with the Women’s Aid Organisation empowering trauma survivors and supporting their recovery process. She provided consultations regarding legal rights and psychological first aid, as well as led community talks and sessions to educate and increase awareness on how to be effective supporters and helpers to those in need.

Jean holds a Master of Clinical Psychology degree and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience from the University of Nottingham. She is registered with the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (CP1-0280), and proficient in English, Malay, and Mandarin.

Chen Wen

Clinical Psychologist

Chen Wen is a clinical psychologist who works mostly with adults who suffer from mood, anxiety, and personality disorders, primarily through acceptance and commitment therapy. She has also worked with children and adolescents struggling with emotional and behavioural issues, as well as couples and families who needed help establishing healthy boundaries and effective communication.

Chen Wen worked with the Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA) as a facilitator to help plan, organise, and execute activities for its rehabilitation individuals, where she helped prepare them for the responsibilities of independent living. She is driven to understand how long-standing beliefs that individuals hold play a role in shaping their thought process and influences their emotions, and to explore the personal values of individuals and guide them in setting their goals.

Chen Wen holds a Master of Clinical Psychology degree and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. She is registered with the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (CP1-0317), and proficient in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

Yasmin

Yasmin

Clinical Psychologist

Yasmin is a clinical psychologist with experience providing psychological assessments and psychotherapy to clients of various age groups, from children to older adults dealing with emotional distress, behavioral difficulties, and psychiatric illness. This includes major depressive disorder (MDD), anxiety disorder, panic disorders, stress, phobias, and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) with the supervision of experienced clinical psychologists. She also worked with athletes dealing with emotional distress during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Yasmin worked with a team of wellness professionals to provide talks on stress management and building mental resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. She has also conducted mental health screenings for the public and provided coping strategies to improve their well being as part of her community work.

Yasmin holds a Master of Clinical Psychology degree with a BSc (Hons) in Human Development and Developmental Psychology minor. She is registered with the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (CP1-0291), and proficient in English and Malay.

Audrey

Clinical Psychologist

Audrey is a clinical psychologist who works closely with individuals experiencing psychological difficulties including mood, behavioral, relational, and neurodevelopmental disorders. She works collaboratively with clients and primarily employs cognitive behaviour therapy and person-centered therapy to help them understand themselves better.

Audrey has a strong desire to eliminate the stigmas associated with mental health. She has been involved in many community programmes and family workshops to increase mental health awareness among children, adolescents, and adults. Audrey strongly believes in eliminating the stigmas associated with mental health, and that every individual should be able to access mental health services regardless of their age, gender, disability, socioeconomic status etc, and to have a safe space to share their experiences, develop new insights, and learn to cope with their issues.

Audrey holds a Master of Clinical Psychology degree from HELP University and a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience. She is registered with the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (CP1-0314), and proficient in English and Malay.

Nasrun Clinical psychologist

Nasrun

Clinical Psychologist

Nasrun is a clinical psychologist who works with various age groups such as children, adolescents, and adults. He is experienced in dealing with emotional distress, depression, anxiety, panic disorder, grief, and childhood trauma. He also has a special interest in dealing with undiagnosed neurodevelopmental among adolescents and adults such as Autism, ADHD, and intellectual problems.

Nasrun believes in the human-centered approach where each individual has their own story and uniqueness. Everyone needs good guidance to grow and flourish in life. Nasrun also gives talks to spread mental health awareness.

Nasrun holds a Master of Clinical Psychology  and a B.A (Hons) in Social Sciences (Psychology). He is registered with the Malaysian Society of Clinical Psychology (CP1-0302), and is proficient in Malay and English.

Trainees

Mimie

Trainee Counsellor

Mimie is a trainee counsellor from Universiti Putra Malaysia. She has been working with individuals from diverse background such as adolescents, youth, couples, adults, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities and refugees. Her main interest is depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, relationship, career, body image, youth, and LGBTQ+.

Mimie has been involved in the mental health sphere for as long as she can remember. She is the co-founder of MINDAKAMI, a mental health initiative that raises awareness of mental health in Malaysia. She has led several visible campaigns, provided trainings and talked for local and international level. She believes therapy is a journey to learn, unlearn and relearn to improve our livelihood. It involves attentive listening, self-exploration, and education in a safe, therapeutic environment.

While Mimie is comfortable to use any therapeutic approach that suits her clients, her main approach is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy and Person-Centred Therapy.

She is pursuing her Masters in Guidance and Counselling at UPM. She is also a candidate for International Diploma in Mental Health, Human Rights and Law at Indian Law Society College, India. She is proficient in English and Malay.

Atikah

Trainee Counsellor

Atikah is a Trainee Counsellor from University Malaya. Her key areas of interest include self-growth or exploration, interpersonal issues, relationship concerns, stress, empowerment, and anxiety.

Her main approaches to her counselling services are humanistic and existentialism, focusing often on Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Reality Therapy (RT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and all-around Person-Centered Therapy (PCT).

Atikah values kindness and compassion. She believes that everyone deserves any sort of healthcare, especially mental healthcare – no matter their gender identity, sexual identity, race, religious beliefs, and economic background. She is a big advocate for Women’s rights and aspire to be an LGBTQ+ affirmative counsellor. Atikah is passionate about tv shows and movies, as well as reading. She finds spending time watching things, reading, and taking a moment doing nothing to be part of her self-care routine.

Atikah completed her Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology under York St. John University affiliated with SEGi College Subang Jaya and currently on her final semester of Master’s in Professional Counselling. She is proficient in Malay and English.

Atiyah

Trainee Counsellor

Atiyah is a Trainee Counsellor from Monash University Malaysia. She has a diverse working experience with a wide range of population and age group. Her key areas of interest include depression, anxiety, relationships concern, major life transitions, academic/work concerns, loneliness, stress, and empowerment.

Her main approach is Choice Theory Reality Therapy (CTRT) while also incorporates Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) in her sessions with client. She is also trained and certified in Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT).

Atiyah looks at mental health care as a journey of moving past your struggles or issues while finding the best navigations to help you reach your personal goals. Through that journey, you would be able to explore the many routes of possibilities, encouragement, awareness, and empowerment. One of her goals and passions is to help the underrepresented individuals through community mental health outreach. If Atiyah is not meeting with clients or spending time with her family, she would be volunteering and working with children and youth from low-income community or undocumented families.

Atiyah holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from University of Washington, Seattle and is currently completing her Master of Professional Counselling. She is proficient in Malay and English.

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Jovyn

Trainee Counsellor

Jovyn is a Trainee Counsellor from Monash University Malaysia. Her key areas of interest include depression, anxiety, stress, interpersonal/relationship issues, and self-development.

She is trained in Cognitive behavioural therapy and Person centered therapy.

Jovyn strongly believes that everyone deserves psychological help regardless of their economic status or background and she is passionate to help people in any ways that she can. She hopes to provide a comfortable and safe space for individuals to express themselves and to work on addressing their concerns. Her goal is also to facilitate individuals in their journey of self-discovery and growth.

Jovyn holds a Bachelor’s (Hons) in Psychology from HELP University and is currently pursuing her Masters in Professional Counselling. She is proficient in English.