Psychologist : Ms. Chua Kah Lin Msc. Clinical Psychology

Ms. Kah Lin Chua

Ms Chua Kah Lin is a clinical psychologist who received her professional training in the UK. She currently sees clients in private practice on a part time basis. She also works part time on the academic team in an Australian university teaching clinical psychology to postgraduate students.

Her previous clinical experience includes working in hospitals in the UK and subsequently in private practice in Singapore. She has treated both adults and children suffering with a range of emotional and psychological disorders.

Besides an interest in helping adults and adolescents who are depressed, anxious or with emotional issues that disrupt their daily functioning and relationships, Ms Chua is also keen on working with parents who are experiencing difficulties coping with and managing their children's behaviours. She works alongside parents to help them become more effective, confident and self determining.

She uses therapeutic approaches like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which focus on identifying and changing patterns of thinking and behaviour and which are more present-oriented. She also uses Schema Therapy for clients whose issues are rooted in a more complex or traumatic past and which involves working through schemas with the aim of experiencing more fulfilling relationships and meeting life goals. All the while the main focus will be on cultivating a strong therapeutic relationship that enables the client to explore difficult issues in a safe and secure manner.

Ms Chua is a Full member of the Singapore Psychological Society and is registered with the Singapore Register of Psychologists.

Work Experience

  • 2014 – Present

    Consulting Principal Clinical Psychologist at Scott Psychological Centre for ADHD & Developmental Trauma.

  • 2009 – Present

    Psychology Placement Coordinator at James Cook University Singapore

  • 2008 – 2009

    Clinic Manager at James Cook University Singapore

  • 1996 – 1998

    Clinical Psychologist at Ang & Kong Psychiatric Clinic. Assessment and testing of conditions ranging from developmental disorders, learning difficulties, anxiety disorders and behavioural problems in children; to anxiety disorders, depression, personality disorders and relationship issues in adults. Teaching of counseling course to other health professionals

  • 1991 – 1994

    Clinical Psychologist at Chase Farm Hospital, London, UK. Worked with a multi-disciplinary team dealing with adult mental health cases in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Cases included stress and anxiety, depression, phobias, addictive behaviours and relationship difficulties

  • 1991 – 1994

    Clinical Psychologist at Child Psychology Clinic, Basildon Hospital, Essex, UK. Worked with multi-disciplinary team comprising paediatrician, child psychiatrist and social workers attending to childhood disorders in the community

Language & Age Group

  • English & Mandarin. Older adolescents & Adults

Professional Certification

  • Present

    Full registration with the Singapore Register of Psychologists. Registration number: 009110172

  • 1992 – 2005

    Charterd Clinical Psychologist, British Psychological Society

Professional Membership

  • Present

    Member of the Singapore Psychological Society

Volunteer Experience

  • 1985 – 1986

    Movement for the Intellectually Disabled

  • 1984 – 1985

    Programme for Active Community Treatment, Wisconsin

  • 1984 – 1985

    Mendota Mental Health Institute, Wisconsin

Education History

  • 1991

    Masters of Science in Clinical Psychology. University College London

  • 1985

    Bachelor of Science in Psychology. University of Wisconsin-Madison

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