The Center for Psychological and Counseling Services offers services to the university community and the general public in the following areas:

Psychotherapy/Counseling

Psychotherapy/Counseling is the use of psychological means to assist clients in addressing and overcoming issues that cause distress. Psychotherapy/counseling sessions are typically conducted for individuals, couples/family and groups.

Child Therapy

Children express more of themselves through play than speech. At the center, a fully equipped play room facilitates children’s expressions of various stressors (i.e. death, loss, trauma, divorce etc.). Trained therapists create a safe atmosphere to allow children to express themselves and work through their problems. Children are able to communicate or play out how they feel to the therapist leading to improved ability to cope with difficulties. Therefore, play therapy is to children, what counseling is to adults.

Psychological Assessment

Psychological assessments are tests that are administered to help assess clients’ functioning in various areas. Psychological assessments are also used to obtain information pertinent to diagnoses of mental health conditions. These tests may be used to assess the following areas:

  • Cognitive / Intellectual Functioning
  • Personality
  • Depression, Anxiety, other symptoms
  • Coping and Adjustment
Psychoeducation

Psychoeducation is a form of education aimed at increasing awareness of mental health issues and preventing mental illness. In psychoeducation clients and their significant others gain information on how to manage, cope and care for others with mental illness.

Training

We serve as a training site for graduate-level students of mental healthcare programs. In striving to provide the highest quality services to the community, we support professional training supervised by qualified mental healthcare practitioners. State of the art facilities provide opportunities for hands-on learning and greater exposure in supervision. Trainees at the center provide professional psychotherapy/ counseling services under the supervision of experienced and qualified practitioners.

Administrative

Serena Sinniah

Manager/Clinical Psychologist
BA (Psych, Rhetoric & Comm Studies) (Drake),
MClinPsy (UKM)
Email: serenas@help.edu.my

Usha Ponnudurai
Assistant Manager/Counselor (Reg. No. KB01854)
BMedSc (Aberdeen), MCounseling (HELP),
Counselor (Board of Counselors)
Email: ushap@help.edu.my

Chin Xiuli
Administrative Executive
B(Psych) Hons (HELP)
Email: chinx@help.edu.my

Eeo Hui Ting
Coordinator
B(Psych) Hons (HELP)
Email: huiting.eeo@help.edu.my

Practitioners

Cheng Yen Yee
Clinical Psychologist
BPsych (Industrial & Org Psych) Hons (UTM),
MClinical Psych (HELP)

Hong Wei Hee
Developmental Psychologist
BPsych Hons (Northumbria),
MChild Development (UCL)
Contact : 03-2096 1212