Hi, I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist from the UK. I have lived and worked in Kuala Lumpur for 10 years. My aim is to help people learn the skills they need to manage difficult emotions and situations so that they can live happier, more fulfilling lives.
I split my time between private practice, supervising clinical work at a local university hospital and running projects that I hope will improve access to psychological services for people in Malaysia.
I have a particular interest in adapting evidence-based psychological interventions that were developed in western countries so that they are more appropriate for people in Malaysia. Unfortunately, I’ll never understand the cultures and languages in Malaysia as well as local Malaysians so I work with local psychologists and seek feedback from clients to improve our interventions. I also wish to make psychological interventions more accessible by reducing their cost and increasing their availability. The ‘Manage Emotions Live Life’ Program is part of this ongoing project which you can read about here.
These pages will tell you more about my background, qualifications and approach. If you would like to contact me directly please email me at: email@example.com.
I have 19 years experience working as a psychologist in London, Singapore & Malaysia. In my early career I tried to gain a wide range of experience by working with services that helped people with a variety of difficulties ranging from children with specific learning disorders to adults & adolescents with severe mental health issues.
Prior to leaving London to work in Malaysia, I specialised in working with refugees who had complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) following their escape from horrific events such as torture, war & bombings. I have continued to work with refugees and survivors of sexual abuse in Malaysia but, as there are relatively few clinical psychologists here, I work with a much wider range of people and difficulties.
I enjoy passing on the knowledge that I have been fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to acquire. In addition to teaching undergraduates at the University of Nottingham, I have taught trainee Psychiatrists and supervised Clinical Psychologists at the University of Malaya’s Medical Centre. I have provided placements for Trainee Clinical Psychologists from HELP University and British Clinical Psychology Courses and I have offered supervision to clinical psychologists working in refugee NGOs.
I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from University College London, a Masters in Mental Health Services Research from King’s College London and an Honours degree in Psychology. For further details of my education and links to the courses on which I have studied click here….
In the UK there is a law that requires anyone calling themselves a ‘Clinical Psychologist’ to prove that they are fully qualified. Malaysia recently introduced a similar law but it has not yet been enforced. You can check my UK accreditation and registration here.
You can also see the British & Malaysian Psychological organisations that I belong to here.
How I work
Most of us have felt stuck when facing a difficult practical or emotional problem. As a Clinical Psychologist I have been trained to help people solve those problems so that they are able to feel more positive. Read more on how I work here…
Arrange a Consultation
If you would like to meet me for a consultation we can meet at our office at Colony KLCC. If you cannot travel we can meet via Zoom or other video conferencing software.
Please contact Vivian to arrange an appointment. You can call or send a What’s App message to 012 5089910. You can also email Vivian at firstname.lastname@example.org.