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Team

Clinical Psychologist
Norasyikin Jane Binti Mustafa Kamal

Education:

  • Master Of Clinical Psychology From The Integrated Psychology Program Under Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris And Universiti Sains Malaysia (UPSI-USM)
  • Bachelor Of Science (Hons) Psychology From International Medical University (IMU)

 

Prior to graduating with a Master of Clinical Psychology degree in 2020, Jane had worked for 3 years with special needs young children and adults. At the National Autism Society of Malaysia (NASOM), she specialised in art and drama therapy, social skills training and sensory integration in the society’s Creative Arts Department. She then received training in Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) at Shining Star Learning Hub (SSLH) where she worked as a Behavioral Support Therapist, conducting one-to-one interventions such as toileting skills, communication skills through PECS, food tolerance training and school readiness programs. At the same time, she also played the role of a Personal Learning Assistant (Shadow Aide) assigned to several private schools where she supported and guided special needs children in navigating the confusing world of social rules, maintaining friendships, regulating their many unique sensory needs, and school work.

During her Master of Clinical Psychology internship program, she had the opportunity to continue working with children and teenagers who struggle with phobias, social anxiety, eating disorders, dyslexia, dye calculus, ADHD and ASD as part of her training at a private psychology and rehab center, Atfal Jannah. She also gained exposure in a clinical setting working with a diverse population of individuals at the Hospital Bahagia Ulu Kinta (HBUK). Here she served patients of varying ages and ethnicity facing differing severity of depression, anxiety, panic disorder, generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), grief, PTSD, specific phobia, eating disorders, OCD, and various other adjustment disorders.

Jane’s therapeutic modality of choice is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): She strongly believes that human behaviours and actions are a product of our thoughts and beliefs such that the identification of certain negative thoughts allows us the opportunity to challenge and modify them into more functional thoughts. Her professional skills further extended to Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) (for individuals managing Obsessive Compulsive Disorder) and Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT) techniques. She strongly believes that a multifaceted approach is required in approaching any individual due the unique nature of each person’s experience.

Jane’s work experiences and clinical training served as a reminder to her that each individual perceives challenges differently and there is much to understand from their individual journey. She holds strongly that the value of fostering compromise, understanding and perspective-taking, in families, teachers, peers and the society, is paramount in creating a supportive environment to facilitate growth. Thus, what Jane brings to you is to be present as well as provide the necessary skills and structure to navigate the complexities that life presents.

  • MEMBER OF THE MALAYSIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (PSIMA)
Clinical Psychologist
Abdul Raouf

Education:

  • Master of Clinical Psychology from the Integrated Psychology Program under Science University Malaysia and Sultan Idris Education University.
  • Bachelor of Psychology from HELP University Malaysia

 

Raouf has accumulated experience working with a wide variety of populations and age groups. While training in the Penang General Hospital, he handled a variety of cases among adults (addiction, grieving, mood disorders, or family problems), including patients admitted in the psychiatric ward. His training was also extended towards children, whereby after being trained in Applied Behavioural Analysis, he became accustomed to treating children with different neurodevelopmental disorders (ADHD, Autism, or Learning and Intellectual Disability) as well as providing parenting training. Besides that, his past work experiences also extended towards working with marginalized populations and even indigenous populations. Therefore allowing him to bond with a wide variety of different individuals.

While being familiar with various techniques, Raouf’s therapy modality of choice is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. He also uses Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-based techniques for clients with chronic physical pains, grieving or even depression. Although, most sessions are often tailored specifically for the needs of the client.

There is a delay of 7 years between the first onset of symptoms of mental illness, and seeking support from a health-care professional. This delay is largely attributed to a lack of awareness and the stigma that revolves around the illness. Therefore, Raouf’s goal, is to help carve a society, that is inclusive, progressive, rejects discrimination and supports recovery. This can eventually promote the understanding that seeking mental health support, is no different than visiting a doctor for any physical health problems.

  • MEMBER OF PERSATUAN PSIKOLOGI MALAYSIA (PSIMA)
Counselor
Syahirah Husna Binti Rusdi

Education:

  • Master in Counselling, Universiti Sains Malaysia.
  • Bachelor of Science (Honors) (Mathematics) (Minor in Psychology), Universiti Sains Malaysia.

 

I am a Registered Counselor with the Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia. Experiences as a Trainee Counselor in reputed universities and government organizations have allowed me to meet clients from diverse backgrounds. Having the opportunity to conduct counseling sessions with various clients from children to adults, has improved my counseling skills and understanding towards their needs. I have handled various issues and have gathered satisfactory experiences in handling behavioral issues, workplace stress, relationships, academics, and time management.

I am drawn to the Person-Centered theory as this theory emphasizes that all of us will grow and fulfill our potential. For me, this theory gives space to clients to explore and utilize their own strengths and personal identity. I have always believed that counseling is not limited to individuals who face life’s challenges, but it is for every individual like you and me, who needs guidance to develop effective strategies or skills and reach their full potential.

Counseling is indeed for everyone. It is a safe space for anyone to express their feelings and thoughts with confidence, without hesitation, along with experts who possess counseling skills such as empathy, unconditional positive regard, and congruence. I believe in offering my clients a comfortable therapeutic session experience.

 

Good mental health improves the overall quality of life.”

MANAGEMENT TEAM

JUSTIN KUNG SHUN XING

MANAGING DIRECTOR
FACILITATOR

PREIYA THARSHINI

SERVICE DEPARTMENT MANAGER
FACILITATOR

SAHARUDDIN BIN IBRAHIM

GENERAL MANAGER

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“The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.”

– Carl Rogers