Joyce is a Clinical Psychologist who is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and is Medicare registered. Her qualifications include BPsych (Hons) and MPsych (Clinical) degrees. She has extensive training and working experience with adults struggling with anxiety/ mood disorders (in particular, Social Anxiety Disorder), low self-esteem, addictions, obsessive/compulsive behaviours, gender identity/sexuality, schizophrenia, and trauma-related disorder.
Joyce has experience working in various settings including online treatment program for adolescents with anxiety and depression, anxiety disorder specialist clinic (with both child and adult populations), inpatient and outpatient psychiatric wards for acute psychosis and drugs/alcohol rehabilitation, and sexual health center with chronic health problems/LGBT community.
Joyce has special interest in working with clients of all ages struggling with social/relationship issues, past traumas or transitional difficulties and self-acceptance. She uses a compassion-focused approach to help others deal with stress and pain more effectively and aims to help clients live better lives. Joyce’s working philosophy is “embracing humanity from within”, which means she sees her role as a helping hand in her clients’ journey to resolve their suffering with respect and dignity.
Joyce utilises a range of therapeutic approaches such as Cognitive-behavioural therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Family Behavioural Therapy and Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy tailored to the needs and strengths of her clients. As an Asian practitioner living in Australia, Joyce is able to identify and appreciate cultural diversity and adaptive challenges commonly faced by persons of non-Australian background.