Winnie is a registered psychologist who is passionate in empowering people to move towards and achieve their goals through listening, counselling and support. She adopts a collaborative working style and believes in meeting people where they are at. Winnie recognises people come from different cultural and/or religious backgrounds and appreciates individual strengths and values they bring into their sessions as a way of providing a holistic approach to mental health and wellbeing.
Prior to private practice, Winnie has an extensive experience working in community and not-for-profit organisations which gave her opportunities to work with people from all walks of life including, but not limited to, parents with younger children who have behavioural and/or developmental issues in playgroup settings, teenagers and older people who are homeless, people who experience acute and chronic mental health issues, people living with disabilities and mature-aged clients. These working experiences not only enrich Winnie’s professional practice but also humble her interaction with others.
Winnie has worked in a variety of settings including telephone and face to face counselling, practical support and case management, group facilitating and training as well as in consultancy roles. She specialises in mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia spectrum disorders, behavioural intervention support management, relationship issues and perinatal counselling, vocational counselling, training and coaching.
Winnie utilises a wide range of therapeutic styles including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, mindfulness and motivational interviewing techniques. Furthermore, she is a registered Circle of Security parent educator which is based on Attachment Theory.
Winnie holds a Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology) from University of Tasmania, a Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology from Macquarie University, a Diploma in Psychological Practice from College of Professional Psychology and a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment. She is proficient in English and Mandarin and understands Cantonese, Hakka and Malay well.