Joycelyn Chieng

Hi, I am Joycelyn – a trauma-informed psychotherapist with extensive experience supporting individuals battling with anxiety, trauma, emotional regulation, interpersonal relationship, attachment difficulties and performance enhancement. I am most passionate in helping you achieve peaceful moments and life satisfaction. Since 2011, I have worked in the mental health field in various capacities. Some of these roles include intern/volunteer counsellor at educational and social service sector, school counsellor at Ministry of Education, college counsellor at university, and as a senior trauma therapist in private practice agency. Through these roles, I have had the chance to work with individuals from all age groups, cultural backgrounds, and social statuses on a wide range of mental health, emotional, and interpersonal concerns. Things might feel challenging right now but it does not have to stay that way. Welcome to my practice – Transform PsyCare – where your journey to transform begins.

Profession

Psychotherapist

Specialities

ANXIETY AND PANIC DISORDERS
DEPRESSION
GENERAL RELATIONSHIP CHALLENGES (FAMILY, FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS)
TRAUMA AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)
LIFE TRANSITIONS
PERSONAL GROWTH AND SELF-ESTEEM
DOMESTIC ABUSE AND VIOLENCE
GENERAL MENTAL HEALTH
GRIEF AND LOSS
CHILDREN & YOUTH
ATTACHMENT DIFFICULTIES
EMOTIONAL REGULATION
DISSOCIATIVE DISORDERS

Finances

$$$

Training

  • Master In Counselling (Monash University)
  • Registered Counsellor (Singapore Association For Counselling)
  • EMDR Certified Therapist (EMDR International Association)
  • Trauma-Focused CBT Practitioner (Trauma Network for Children)
  • Certified Clinical Trauma Professional Level II: Complex Trauma (Evergreen Certifications)
  • Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (Evergreen Certifications)
  • Advanced Solution-Focused Practitioner (IASTI)

What kinds of treatment or therapy do you provide?

  • Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Group Therapy
  • Children & Youth Counselling
  • Trauma-Focused Therapy
  • Attachment-Focused Therapy
  • Brainspotting
  • Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT)

What language can you conduct the session in?

English, Chinese and Foochow

What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?

In order to safeguard you and ensure the level of the services you received, I invest in continuing professional development to maintain, develop, and enhance my professional competency. This is achieved through regular trainings, reading and consultation from well experienced and established therapists.

What advice would you give to someone who is hesitant to try therapy?

You are here and you are ready for therapy. Give it a go since you have nothing to lose, you can always opt out if therapy does not suit you. The choice is in you. A free 15-min consultation with me might be a good start.

What kind of training have you had in working with the LGBTQ population?

LGBTQ is a rapidly changing population with their unique strengths and struggles. My first training dated back to 2013 with other on-going learnings after that to keep abreast of the LGBTQ population. However, the most insightful and beautiful learning is always from my LGBTQ clients whom I supported over the years.

What should someone know about working with you?

I believe life satisfaction starts with inner peace. In a safe therapeutic space, I help you understand your triggers, rebuild your positive sense of self and regain control of your emotions. When working with your younger ones, I integrate expressive techniques to help them learn coping strategies. Also, I carefully manage my caseload so that I am always attuned and focused on supporting you.

How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?

I value people, trustworthy and growth. I bring this into my therapy by focusing on your needs, goals and feedback. I gain your trust by adopting an empathetic, non-judgemental, trauma-informed and evidence-based approach. I invested in continuing profession development to ensure the quality of services you received.