Growing up with a lot of unanswered questions once sparked a great deal of misplaced anger and frustration in me. Confusion and blurred boundaries were the only ways I had to cope, until I started looking inwards. An awakening or a shattered worldview, but since then, understanding my thoughts and the human psyche has been a fascination. especially how it shaped our perception, beliefs, language, actions, and emotions. This curiosity drove me on a quest into the world of Psychology. There is no bigger universe than the introspective one - inward and unending. As Carl Jung said, “Who looks outside, dreams. Who looks inside, awakes.”
I graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology from the University of Sheffield (UK). Upon returning, I dabbled in the field of marketing, exploring the psychology of consumer behaviour before I pursued my passion in a Masters in Clinical Psychology program. This experience in the corporate sector allowed for a practical and holistic view of the day-to-day struggles at work; challenges in a corporate environment, manoeuvring through performance stress, juggling interpersonal relationships between colleagues and managers, equality and work ethics, amongst others.
I am now a Clinical Psychologist chiefly trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT).Through this modality, I’m passionate about helping individuals manage and overcome struggles through a better understanding of the relationship between one’s thoughts, emotions and behaviour.
My clinical experience has allowed me to work with children, teenagers, adults and families through mental health struggles such as anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, obsessions and compulsions, hallucinations, delusions, self-harming behaviour, and relationship difficulties. On top of that, I am also trained in administering psychological assessments to facilitate diagnosis. I have a special interest in the treatment of Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.
Beyond the therapy room, I also worked in an Employee Assisted Program (EAP) which widened my understanding of mental health among employees and enables clients to better manage workplace stress, interpersonal struggles, and achieve better mental wellbeing and coping skills. Often times in life we feel lost, overwhelmed, or even stuck. As dark and lonely such days can be, you don’t have to do it alone. We all get by with a little help and a little kindness from the people around us. I was privileged to have been shown kindness and mentorship that moulded me into who I am. Today, it is my turn to give back; it is my turn to ask “How can I help you even if it’s just to find that next small step?”