Sarah Yung Kah Yan
Manager / Counsellor (Reg. No. KB05969 PA05380)
MCounselling (HELP), BPsy Hons (HELP)
Sarah is a licensed and registered counsellor who has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds and age groups. Sarah has worked in both clinical and academic positions in various educational institutions; she has also worked with individuals from the LGBTQ community, disadvantaged youth and populations affected by HIV, particularly from her experiences as a volunteer and counsellor at Community Health Care Centre, PT Foundation. Sarah has experience working with individuals struggling with loneliness, interpersonal relationships, meaning-making in life, sexuality and self-acceptance, among others. Sarah believes in working together with individuals to empower themselves in facing their challenges and making meaningful personal choices. Her experiences have also contributed to her belief in the resourcefulness and resilience of individuals and communities, which she incorporates in her work.
Clinical Psychologist (MSCP Reg. No. CP1-0171)
MClinPsych (UKM), BA (Psych & Soci) (British Columbia)
Magtum is a clinical psychologist graduated from the National University of Malaysia (UKM). He has been working at the Centre for Psychological and Counselling Services, HELP University since February 2018. Magtum had his clinical training at the Health Psychology Clinic (UKM), Child Development Centre (UKM Medical Centre), and Department of Psychiatry & Mental Health (Hospital Kuala Lumpur). Magtum has experience working with people struggling with stress, meaning-making in life, interpersonal relationships, sexuality, self-acceptance, and low self-esteem. He has also experience working with people living with various psychiatric issues that include neurodevelopmental disorders (intellectual disability, autism, ADHD and dyslexia), depressive disorders, bipolar and related disorders, anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive and related disorders, neurocognitive disorders, and personality disorders. Magtum believes that each individual is unique and different. Therefore, he customizes his therapy based on his client’s individual needs and styles with diverse evidence-based therapy techniques.
Ronald Lee Wei Shiong
Counsellor (Reg. No. KB06469)
MCounselling (HELP), BA (Psych) (Monash)
Ronald has been working at the Centre for Psychological and Counselling Services, HELP University since February 2016. He is also an active volunteer counsellor and trainer at the Community Health Care Center, PT Foundation. Ronald has experienced working with individuals with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, adjustment difficulties, and grief. His area of interest is in health psychology, specifically on health behavior change and lifestyle management. He frequently incorporates mindfulness techniques in facilitating therapy and change.
Hasse De Meyer
Clinical Psychologist (Reg. No. CP4-0003)
PhD, MSc and BSc Clin Psych (KU Leuven – Belgium)
Postgraduate training in diagnostic testing and interventions (KU Leuven – Belgium)
Hasse is a licensed clinical psychologist graduated from KU Leuven (Belgium) and has been working in the Centre for Psychological and Counselling Services, HELP University since August 2019. Besides CPCS, Hasse is also working as a lecturer at HELP University (Masters Clinical Psychology). For the past 4 years, Hasse combined her PhD research with clinical work at KU Leuven’s academic outpatient mental health clinic in Belgium. She mostly works with children and adolescents and is specialized in assessment and treatment of behavioral, social and emotional problems (e.g. selective mutism, depression, obsessive compulsive disorders, anxiety, etc.). Her largest expertise and area of interest is in Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, on which she has published in international peer-reviewed journals. Hasse mainly works according to the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Counsellor (Reg. No. KB07461, PA06999)
MCounselling and Guidance (UPM), BPsy Hons (HELP)
Grace is a licensed and registered counsellor with extensive experiences in working with adolescents and young adults. In her previous positions, Grace had worked in both clinical (practitioner) and academic (Psychology lecturer) settings. Her experiences range from anxiety, depression, self-harm, suicidal impulses, mental and emotional issues to workplace stress. Grace strongly believes in mental health care and empowerment through acceptance and psychoeducation. She stands firm in her approach of practicing evidence-based therapies and is currently practicing ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy).
Clinical Psychologist (MSCP Reg. No. CP1-0258)
MClinPsych (UoC), BSc (Hons) Psych (IMU)
Allistair is a clinical psychologist graduated from University of Cyberjaya (UoC). He completed his clinical practicum at UiTM Specialist Clinic, Medical Faculty Selayang campus from 2018-2019. Concurrently, Allistair worked as a therapist that cater needs for children with austism at a private centre. Thus, he has experience in working and administering assessments to children dealing with neurodevelopmental disorders (Autism, ADHD, learning difficulty, intellectual disability and selective mutism). Additionally, his experience in UiTM Specalist Clinic has exposed him to individuals with various psychiatric disorders such as depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorders and personality disorders. His area of interest is in neurodevelopmental disorders, specifically Autism as he believes psychoeducation and early intervention is crucial in order to help both parents and children to understand, manage and cope with the condition.
Counsellor (LKM Reg. No. S-22)
Masters, Counselling (Monash); Media Theory BA (University of West Scotland)
Sandy is a licensed and registered counsellor in Malaysia and practices Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), having received training from its creator, Prof. Steven C. Hayes, and renowned ACT trainer and author, Dr. Russ Harris.
His areas of interest include mindfulness, resilience, post-traumatic growth, grief, anxiety, and depression. Sandy has worked with clients who have experienced various issues from anxiety and depression, to relationship problems, career change, personal growth and development, in online and face-to-face settings.
He has conducted numerous workshops on subjects such as mindfulness, meditation, and resilience, and he co-presented on the topic of Post-Traumatic Growth: Overcoming Grief and Loss with Mindfulness at the 2018 International Conference on Existential-Humanistic Psychology alongside Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eugene Tee.
He is also an active volunteer for Relate Malaysia, supporting the NGO's social media and marketing, which ties in with his previous career, working as a journalist and broadcaster for over 10 years before moving to Malaysia in 2015.
Sandy writes the bi-weekly 'Sunny Side Up' column in The Star newspaper and is the author of 'Mindfulness and Emotions: Understanding Your Mind and the Benefits of Being Present', which was published by MPH in 2019."
BSc (Psych) Hons (HELP)
Ruby joined CPCS in June 2018 as a Coordinator. Prior to joining the team, she worked with underprivileged children and students with Educational, Welfare and Research Foundation (EWRF). She also worked with people with HIV and LGBTQ community. She was in a team that fight to end child trafficking. In her current role, she supports center’s practitioners by coordinating their psychotherapy and counselling services.