Psychological counselling services in Singapore

Sping Lim | Health Psychologist

Member of the British Psychological Society
Qualified Health Psychologist, Malaysia
MSc Health Psychology (UK)

Stress, addiction, weight management, unhealthy lifestyle behaviours, poor sleeping and eating habits, and occupational health psychology

English, Mandarin

Fees: $160 online only
My name is Sping, a Qualified Health Psychologist in Malaysia. It is tiring being alive in our day and age. Sleeping, eating, taking care of ourselves and our loved ones are all essentials, and yet, we find it hard to do them well because of all the demands that are heaped upon us. In my line of work, I use psychological skills and techniques to help you sleep, eat, feel, and live better. I am trained in health psychology, one of the major branches of psychology that focus on how biology, psychology, behaviour, and social factors influence health and illness. This branch of psychology involves the promotion of health across a wide variety of domains, as well as the prevention and treatment of diseases and conditions.
My work revolves around two areas:
Occupational health psychology: I help employees cope with workplace stress and personal issues through emotional support, building coping skills and behaviour change. I design and implement interventions to improve employees’ mental and physical wellbeing, with the ultimate goal of empowering people at the workplace, improving their health, quality of life and job performance.
Clinical health psychology: I help individuals cope with challenges in eating, sleeping, stress, addiction, weight managment and any unhealthy behaviours. I also support individuals and families deal with the emotional and psychological issues (for example depression and anxiety) arising from physical conditions, diagnosis or treatment of illnesses through emotional support, medical decision making, problem solving, behaviour change and skills building necessary to effectively manage the conditions. Psychological well-being plays a significant role in improving one’s physical health and quality of life.
I apply a biopsychosocial approach in my work which looks into how a combination of biological, psychological and social factors contribute to the behavioural outcomes. For instance, there are several factors that could lead one to smoking (behaviour), such as nicotine dependency (biological), work stress (psychological) and family issues (social). To compliment that, I use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI) techniques to help my clients cope, feel better and live healthier. My therapeutic style is rather structural, focusing on both presenting and underlying issues.
After our intake session, I will work with you to design a therapy plan. With that, you will be able to expect the areas we are going to talk about in every session, and be able to estimate the number of sessions required to work on your issues and achieve the outcomes you desire. Having said that, we will adjust the plan as and when needed throughout the progress. I recognise that most people come to therapy hoping to get help with presenting issues. I will address the presenting issue first to help you cope and then work on the underlying issue if there is any.