Dr Soon Siew Peng

Clinical Psychologist working with adolescents and adults.

PhD in Clinical Psychology, Master of Clinical Psychology, Bachelor of Arts (Hons)

Dr Soon Siew Peng graduated from her bachelor, master, and doctorate degrees from The University of Melbourne, under an Australian government postgraduate scholarship. She is a full member of the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS), and a registered Clinical Psychologist and board-approved supervisor with the Psychology Board of Australia (AHPRA).

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Background & Clinical Experience

Siew has had a decade of experience in psychology, across both private and public sectors. She started her career in Australia, with her PhD research and clinical practice focused on eating disorders and body image. For five years, she worked as a clinician and program manager of an eating disorder ward at The Geelong Clinic, a psychiatric hospital near Melbourne. She provided individual and group therapy.

After relocating to Singapore in 2016, Siew was a Senior Clinical Psychologist at Changi General Hospital. In her four years there, she expanded her skills to a wide range of psychological issues, including anxiety, depression, personality disorders, and insomnia.

Therapeutic Approaches

Siew draws from a range of approaches including Schema Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. She is passionate about working with individuals who struggle with coping with emotions and anxiety, unhealthy relationship patterns, self-criticism, poor body image, and difficulties relating to sexuality and gender identity. She feels strongly about guiding her patients to understand the origins of their unhealthy patterns, make sense of their emotions, develop self-compassion, and lead lives aligned with their values.

Other Professional Roles

Siew immensely enjoys teaching, education, and supervision. She has been a faculty member or held teaching/supervision engagements with the University of Melbourne, Deakin University, SingHealth hospitals and polyclinics, the National University of Singapore, and the National Healthcare Group Psychiatry Residency Program. These roles involved providing training and educational talks to healthcare professionals, medical students, community mental health workers, and the public. Additionally, Siew is a strong advocate for inclusion and diversity, and in line with this is a volunteer at Oogachaga, a non-profit organisation supporting the LGBTQ+ community.

Personal

Siew lived in Melbourne, Australia, for 15 years. In that time, she fulfilled her childhood dream of becoming a qualified hairdresser, and has styled friends and family for weddings and events.

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