Sonya is a Clinical Psychologist who has experience providing psychological therapy and conducting psychological assessments in a range of institutions including schools, universities and private practice. She has had the opportunity to work across the lifespan with children, adolescents, adults and families from diverse backgrounds and cultures, in both Singapore and Australia.
Sonya has experience working with individuals suffering from a wide range of psychological difficulties, such as depression, anxiety, self-harm, suicidality, trauma (e.g.sexual/intimate partner abuse), personality disorders, LGBTQIA+ issues (e.g. gender dysphoria), anger management, perfectionism, stress, burnout and adjustment and relationship issues. With regards to psychological assessments, Sonya has experience conducting assessments for Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Dyslexia and other learning disorders, personality tests, intelligence tests and assessments for non-verbal individuals. Sonya has also conducted research in the realms of Cognitive Psychology and Anxiety Disorders, and has had her research published in the Journal of Behaviour Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry.
Sonya believes in adopting an eclectic approach in order to tailor psychotherapy to meet the personalized needs of the individual, rather than using a one-size- fits-all approach. This involves employing a range of evidence-based modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, Mindfulness and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. By facilitating understanding of the interplay between one’s thoughts, emotions and behaviours and exploring core themes underlying distress, Sonya aims to increase clients’ awareness of their own mental functioning, thereby supporting long-term improvements in well-being and an increased sense of empowerment.
Sonya strongly believes that building a genuine relationship based on trust with each client is fundamental to the achievement of therapeutic goals. By employing an empathic approach, she aims to create a safe space devoid of judgement, in which each individual feels truly seen and heard.
Sonya works with children from age 7 years and up and, is fluent in English and Malay.
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