Jean Goh
Clinical Psychologist

 

For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated by the complexity and intricacy of human minds. My fascination led me to join the Counselling Committee in secondary school, which developed into a passion of mine to help. This led me to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Hons) from Cardiff University, Wales, during which time, my passion to pursue a career in Clinical Psychology solidified.

Upon graduation, I joined a private psychological centre as an administrative executive to further understand psychological issues that people suffer from and the practical aspects of clinical psychology. I came across clients of various backgrounds who required psychological services. My empathy for clients and their family increased as I encountered them seeking psychological services where I worked. I also noticed how important family support was in aiding the individual’s improvement, thus, I also aspire to help guide families who are affected by mental health issues. As I became more aware of the struggles that people affected with mental disorders go through, I realised how serious mental health is and how important it is to be addressed. All of this taken together, inspired me to pursue and to contribute to the field of Clinical Psychology.

I decided to do so by pursuing a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology at HELP University. During this time, I worked with clients from different backgrounds and age groups, providing individual psychotherapy using various techniques according to their needs, such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Mindfulness. I also had the opportunity to conduct group therapy with prison inmates for 17 weeks. My Masters programme allowed me to work with clients with depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, personality disorders, self-harm problems, and suicidal ideation. In addition, I conducted a number of assessments with both children and adults. I also conducted various workshops covering topics such as Mindfulness, Self-Compassion, Anger Management, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy.

My goal is to try and help people deal with their emotional and psychological difficulties, by promoting positive wellbeing, and helping them strengthen their ability to make healthy choices in their lives. I believe in working collaboratively with clients to address their areas of concern and to create a therapeutic plan that best fits the needs of each individual, that involves respect, warmth and compassion. Although therapy can be scary, my goal is to try to make it as comfortable and empowering as possible. I aim to do so by providing a safe and non-judgemental environment to allow you to share your concerns and challenges, and working together with you to overcome them.

 
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