Joy obtained her first degree in Psychology from National University Singapore and went on to pursue a Masters of Clinical Psychology at James Cook University (Singapore) after several years of working experience in social services. Since graduation, she has worked in the public healthcare setting as a clinical psychologist, seeing clients across the ages.
Besides working as a clinical psychologist, Joy is also a mindfulness meditation teacher. She has completed a certificate programme in Mindfulness & Psychotherapy by Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy (IMP) and has years of experience integrating mindfulness into psychotherapy.
Joy’s approach is integrative. As a science student who always appreciates art, she blends the art of therapeutic process with the science of psychology, and customises her treatment according to both theoretical analysis and direct sensing of each client’s unique needs in the session. Being an explorative and experiential person, her therapeutic approach mainly follows the 3rd wave CBT, including Mindfulness/Acceptance-based therapy, Compassion-focused Therapy, and Schema Therapy, and also integrates other schools of therapy, with the aim of facilitating the client to achieve personal growth at both conceptual and experiential level.
Originating from a very beautiful city in China, Joy has the vision of integrating Western Psychology with Eastern philosophies, so people can benefit from both the science of Western Psychology and the art of Eastern philosophies.