MA Professional Psychology (Aus)
MiC Counselling (Aus)
BSc Psychology (Aus)
Prov.Reg. Psychologist, AHPRA (Aus)
Clinical Membership, PACFA (Aus)
Full Member, HKPCA
Psychological Clinician, Psychotherapist
I am a clinician with international experience and a core interest in working with adolescence aged 10-18 years old and adults. I have lived in Hong Kong for over 15 years and have worked as a clinician for the past 6 years. In this time, I have worked a lot with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, stress and adjustment difficulties. I have a sound understanding of challenges expats face when living abroad and the complexities of multicultural lifestyles.
I believe that regardless of place, psychological aspects are of utmost importance for all individuals, playing a large role in how they function in their day-to-day lives and consequently affecting their families, friends, schools, neighbourhoods, and communities-at-large. My academic and professional experiences have only strengthened my desire to ensuring that I keep up to date with evidence based therapeutic approaches to ensure I can provide effective therapy.
My therapeutic approach is predominately drawn from Cognitive Therapy. The emphasis placed on what people think rather than what they do. I like to work within the CBT framework and work closely from the thought-behaviour-feelings standpoint, as tackling dysfunctional thoughts has a direct impact on emotions and behaviours. With life being so busy and scheduled, engaging in CBT that is problem-orientated, with an emphasis on the present ‘here and now’ is valuable. Therefore, therapy aims to encourage individuals to self-reflect and come up with alternative angles to problems, as well as to equip them with the skills and confidence to be able to self-manage difficulties that may arise in the future. Focus is therefore placed on the attainment of practical coping skills.
I have a Masters In Professional Psychology hold Provisional Registration as a Psychologist. I have a Master’s degree in Counselling and hold Clinical Membership with Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), and The Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association (HKPCA).
Therapy sessions can be held in English, Punjabi, and Hindi.