Ψ Doctor of Psychology (Clinical)
Ψ Postgraduate Diploma of Psychology (Distinction)
Ψ Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
Annabelle is a Clinical Psychologist accredited by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and the Singapore Register of Psychologists. She is also a Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, a Clinical Supervisor registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and with the Singapore Register of Psychologists. She has been in continuous practice as a Clinical Psychologist since 2013.
Her clinical experience includes working with persons who suffer from Personality Disorders, in particular, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), trauma, anxiety and mood issues, dementia, and relationship difficulties. Personality Disorders are conditions where an individual experiences significant difficulty in the way they think, perceive, feel or relate to others. Such conditions typically worsen with stress or depression.
She adopts a non-judgmental, person-calibrated and collaborative approach to create a safe and validating environment for individuals to explore their challenges.
Having worked in various hospital, clinical and community settings in Australia and Singapore, she is trained in a range of therapeutic modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Trauma-focused CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy, and Mindfulness. Annabelle has completed Level 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and utilises the Gottman Method Couples Therapy in her therapy work. Annabelle also conducts intelligence tests (WISC-V) for children who require recommendations pertaining to their educational or psycho-social functioning.
She is passionate about helping persons who struggle with mental health issues make positive changes in their lives. And she firmly believes that you do not have to wait for an issue to become insurmountable before seeking help.
Annabelle strongly believes that the needs of each individual are unique and different. This philosophy is reflected in the careful tailoring of therapy to fit each individual need.
Annabelle has a special interest in geriatric issues including dementia, adjustment disorders, and grief and loss. Annabelle also works together with caregivers to the elderly and provides caregiver support. Annabelle's other clinical interests include depression, anxiety, abuse, and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Annabelle has also lived in Norway (Bergen) and China (Shanghai), and has experience in providing therapy to a range of local and expat populations.
Outside the clinical setting, Annabelle regularly speaks on topics such as coping with stress and suicide, healthy ageing, and managing behaviours in dementia to welfare organisations, community hospitals and eldercare agencies in the community. She was also invited to speak on depression and dementia on a local television series 小毛病大问题 and at their annual health carnival 《小毛病大问题 》保健展 2019. Annabelle shared in a recent interview with local kindness publication The Pride (the publication of the Singapore Kindness Movement - remember Singa the Lion anyone?) on how victims can cope with workplace bullying.
She is also mother to a young boy and a not so young feline. Stressful stuff, which Annabelle copes with by kneading bread dough.
Annabelle provides therapy in English, Mandarin, Teochew and Hokkien.
Annabelle has worked with
Ψ (2015) Helping persons with dementia meet their unmet needs. Eastern Health Alliance Annual Scientific Meeting. Singapore
Ψ (2013) Childhood maltreatment profile in a clinical population in China: A further analysis with existing data of an epidemiological survey. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 54, 856–864
Ψ (2013) Social support and schizophrenia: Comparison between China and Singapore. 21st European Congress of Psychiatry. France
Ψ (2012) Age and remission of personality pathology in the psychotic disorders compared to mood and/or anxiety disorders. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine, 44 (3), 241 – 255
Ψ Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Ψ APS College of Clinical Psychologists
Ψ Singapore Register of Psychologists