Arrange a consultation with one of our clinical psychologists
If you would like to know how our clinical psychologists can help, you can read our explanation here.
If you would like to arrange an appointment with one of our Clinical Psychologists or ask us a question you can contact our full time client liaison manager, Kae. She will ask you where you’d prefer to meet our psychologists and she will suggest which psychologist you could meet. If you’d like more information so that you can decide which psychologist you want to meet, we’ve provided some information below.
Which psychologist should you meet with?
We understand that it can be difficult to decide which psychologist you should meet with. Our psychologists have provided information about themselves, including their qualifications, experience and how they work on this website. You can see a brief summary of this information at the bottom of this page together with a link to the pages that explain more about them.
The good news is that Share Resolve’s recruitment criteria and the way we train and supervise our psychologists means that any of our psychologists would be a good option.
We’ve written about the similarities and differences between our psychologists below but it’s not necessary to know which psychologist you want to see before you contact us. Often people find that more practical issues such as the availability of the psychologist, whether they work online or in-person and the psychologists’ fees are the main deciding factors.
Similarities between our psychologists
At Share Resolve our primary aim is to help others get the most out of life. To ensure that all our clinical psychologists have the necessary skills to be effective in helping others we require that they have either:
- completed a rigorous clinical psychology training course at a well recognised university in a country with highly developed psychological services (for example, UK, Western Europe, USA, Australia) or
- completed a clinical training course at a Malaysian university and have been personally trained & supervised in their clinical work by our Clinical Director Dr. Dan Seal.
To keep up-to-date and improve our practice we meet regularly with each other to discuss our work (we never mention any identifying information about our clients to each other). We also attend training courses and Dr. Dan has regular supervision with a highly experienced clinical psychologist based in the UK.
At Share Resolve it’s vital to us that all our Clinical Psychologists are genuinely kind and that they extend the same high level of kindness to anyone regardless of their race, ethnicity, nationality, class, wealth, religion, belief, gender, language, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, health or other status.
We interview and interact with our Clinical Psychologists extensively and we are confident that they genuinely wish to help others. They are all in full agreement with Share Resolve’s confidentiality and ethical guidelines that we explain on our ethics page.
If you are ever unhappy with something that one of our clinical psychologists have said or done please let them know. They will try their best to change their actions. If you feel uncomfortable telling your clinical psychologist that something they are doing is unhelpful, or you have tried telling them but nothing has changed please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
All of our Clinical Psychologists have been trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). You can read more about CBT on our webpage here. However, our clinical psychologists are able to use a number of other interventions depending on your particular situation. You can ask your psychologist to explain the theoretical background of the intervention if you’re interested.
Differences between our psychologists
Experience & fees
A more experienced clinical psychologist is usually quicker at identifying the issues you are facing and explaining the skills you will need to resolve them. However, the fees for meeting with our more experienced clinical psychologists are higher. You can view the fees for meeting each of our clinical psychologists by clicking on this link.
We have a centre in Kuala Lumpur at Colony KLCC and a larger centre at The Hub SS2 in PJ. Carmen, Marianne and Dr Siew Li are available to meet at either Colony KLCC or The Hub SS2. Dr Padma is available to meet people at the Hub SS2. Dr Dan meets with people at the Hub SS2 but his waiting list for these in-person sessions is even longer than his waiting list for online sessions.
All of our psychologists are able to meet people online using video conferencing software such as Zoom. Dr Hasse and Dr Celeste are only able to meet people online.
If you are a student or employee at the International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) we have an office in the school. Carmen and Athena are available for meetings at ISKL.
Dr Dan currently has a long waiting list so it is likely to be a few months before you can meet with him. Dr Aisya is currently unable to take on new clients as a result of other commitments. Our other psychologists are usually able to meet within two weeks of a request to seem them.
All of our psychologists are fluent in English. We are also able to offer meetings in the following languages:
- Cantonese – Dr Siew Li, Athena and Carmen.
- Mandarin – Athena.
- Malay – Carmen, Aisya & Dr Padma.
- Tamil – Dr Padma
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Dr. Dan Seal is now primarily using Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Our clinical psychologists are attending ACT training courses and being directly trained and supervised by Dr Dan so their work is increasingly informed by ACT.
Marianne, Carmen and Athena primarily use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
All of our clinical psychologists are trained and experienced in using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). ACT is often seen as an extension of CBT.
Our Clinical Psychologists are:
Dr. Dan Seal
Dr. Dan Seal, is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology from the UK who has 21 years of experience working as a psychologist in London, Singapore & Malaysia. He has 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.
Dr. Dan meets clients online via Zoom and at the Hub SS2. He has a long waiting list, particularly for in-person sessions.
Athena Siew is Malaysian Clinical Psychologist who trained locally. She has 8 years experience working in private practice, not-for-profit organisations and government hospitals. For the past 6 years she has worked at the University of Malaya’s Medical Centre where she was mentored by Dr. Dan Seal. Athena is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese and English. She would be happy to speak with you in your preferred language.
Athena meets clients clients at our office at the International School of Kuala Lumpur or online via Zoom.
Carmen worked as the school psychologist for the International School of Kuala Lumpur (ISKL) but also supports adults with issues such as chronic pain.
She is able to provide therapy in English, Malay, and Cantonese.
Dr. A Padmassini
Padma trained and worked in Australia as a Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Neuropsychologist before moving back to Malaysia to teach trainee clinical psychologists on HELP University’s Masters Program.
She is fluent in English, Malay and Tamil.
Dr. Ng Siew Li
Dr. Ng Siew Li is a Malaysian Clinical Psychologist who trained & worked in the USA.
She returned to Malaysia in 2016 and taught Trainee Clinical Psychologists at HELP University before starting work with Share Resolve.
Dr. Aisya Musa
Dr. Aisya Musa is a Doctor of Clinical Psychology from Malaysia. She trained in the UK and has recently returned from working in the UK’s National Health Service. Dr. Aisya is able to conduct therapy sessions in English & Malay.
Dr. Aisya is not currently taking on new clients.
Marianne is a Malaysian Clinical Psychologist who is also a graduate of Share Resolve’s intensive training program.
Dr Celeste Teo
Celeste is a Malaysian Clinical Psychologist who trained at University College London and now works at the National University of Singapore.
Dr Celeste is available to meet online via Zoom on Saturdays.
Dr Duska Tadic
Dr Duska is an Australian Clinical Psychologist who lived in Malaysia for two years before her husband’s job took her back to Sydney.
This makes her particularly aware of the challenges of being an expat and repatriating.