Our Doctors & Therapists

Our doctors and therapists have Masters degrees from top universities, years of experience and have presented research in USA and European conferences.

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PSYCHIATRIST
MEDICAL DIRECTOR
PSYCHIATRIST
SENIOR PSYCHOLOGIST
SENIOR PSYCHOLOGIST
SENIOR PSYCHOLOGIST
Dr. Victor Kwok

Dr. Victor Kwok

SENIOR CONSULTANT
PSYCHIATRIST

"CARE IS
to support my patients in their recovery journey so that they can live a life with purpose”.
BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Victor Kwok is a passionate medical doctor with over 16 years of experience in psychological medicine.

He set up and led the psychiatry department in a new general hospital in Singapore and established its Mood and Anxiety Clinic to raise treatment standards. He has authored hospital guidelines which were adapted at Sengkang General Hospital and Singapore General Hospital. He has also authored treatment guidelines for insomnia.

He is an expert in eating disorders and was awarded the Health Manpower Development Program Scholarship to train under Professor James Lock at Stanford Hospital. He has a special interest in mindfulness-based therapy and ran resilience programs for doctors and nurses since the start of the pandemic. He was the Co-Medical Lead for Peer Support Network for doctors in SingHealth and a member of SingHealth’s Joy At Work Taskforce.

He received a role model award for teaching from the National University of Singapore. He was adjunct Assistant Professor in both Lee Kong Chian Medical School and Duke-NUS Medical school.

He is a compassionate doctor and received several service excellence awards including ‘Singapore Health Quality Service Award” in both Star and Gold categories.

He advocates for patients and participated in a national-level ministry workgroup which trained people with psychological conditions to become healthcare workers. He is also the Chief Psychiatrist for a Singapore startup that provides support for people with psychological conditions.

He is an ardent advocate for mental health and he actively give talks to voluntary welfare organisations and corporations on mental resilience.

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Dr Tay Kai Hong

Dr. Tay Kai Hong

MEDICAL DIRECTOR
PSYCHIATRIST

"CARE IS
to provide holistic, personalised and personal care to my patients, to help them achieve their full potential in life.
BIOGRAPHY

Dr Tay Kai Hong is Medical Director and Founder of Private Space Medical. A psychiatrist with more than 12 years of clinical experience, he looked after patients with depression, anxiety, ADHD and a wide range of other psychological conditions when he was in public service. He established brain stimulation facilities in a general hospital to treat patients with severe mood disorders. He is also an expert in sleep disorders and spearheaded the development of sleep medicine services for Psychiatry. He has authored treatment guidelines and published research on insomnia.

As Director of Mental Resilience and member of the SingHealth Mental Wellness Steering committee, Dr Tay developed programs to build resilience and prevent burnout in healthcare professionals. He gave regular mental health talks to new doctors, nurses, grassroots leaders and the public.

As Site Director for the National Psychiatry Residency Program, Dr Tay oversaw specialist training of doctors training to be psychiatrists and sat on the selection committee to interview candidates applying to the specialist program. He has taught and mentored many batches of psychiatry residents, guiding them in their medical training and exams. As Clinical Asst. Professor at Duke-NUS Medical School, Dr Tay is a passionate educator and received excellent feedback for his teaching. He was awarded teaching awards by NUS and NHG.

Dr Tay strives to go the extra mile for every patient. His kind and caring demeanour won over many of his patients. Their feedback and nominations led to him clinching the Star Award for the Singapore Health Quality Service Awards, and Gold Award in the hospital’s clinical service and patient experience awards ceremony.

Dr Tay hopes to combine the best practices from years of experience to deliver holistic and personalized care, grounded in scientific evidence and delivered in a patient-centric manner. Skilled in the use of medications and psychological therapy, Dr Tay believes in respecting the patient’s choice when it comes to treatment.

Dr Tay’s clinical interests include youth mental health, sleep disorders, mood/anxiety disorders and developmental disorders such as ADHD, autism and intellectual disability. He has published research on insomnia, depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, neuro-stimulation, and presented his research at both local and international conferences.

During his National Service, Dr Tay was in-charge of the Psychological Medicine Inpatient Centre, a specialized unit of the SAF Psychological Care Centre. He assessed, managed and determined the PES status of National Servicemen who experienced stress, anxiety and depression.

As Founder of Private Space Medical, Dr Tay hopes to bring his vision of healthcare “Positive Change, Purposeful Lives” to fruition, by delivering high-quality, scientific, holistic and personalised care to every patient he sees.

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Ms. Siew Choo Ting

Ms. Siew Choo Ting

SENIOR PSYCHOLOGIST

"CARE IS
to provide timely & accessible service to clients, help them make sense of their circumstances, & get them back on their feet during difficult times”.
BIOGRAPHY

Choo Ting started her journey to become a Clinical Psychologist, intent on creating a safe space for individuals to share their unique stories. She hopes to walk alongside them as they make sense of their present challenges and their own existence.

In the Australia and Singapore public healthcare systems, Choo Ting worked with patients of all ages. She has seen clients who are as young as 7, and as old as 90. She adopts various treatment modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy to help her clients. In particular, she has strong interests and expertise in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-based Therapies.

With almost a decade of clinical experience, she believes in tailoring her therapy approach to individual clients, based on their unique stories and needs.

In Sengkang General Hospital, she helped set up the peer support and staff counselling program and advocated for the psychological wellbeing of healthcare workers. She also co-led a SingHealth initiative to empower clinicians to pursue value-driven care, with emphasis on measurement of patient reported outcomes to promote effective care.

Choo Ting has supervised psychologists and postgraduate students. She advocates for psychological wellness and has conducted talks, trainings and forums for healthcare workers and members of the public.

Above all, she values taking a dynamic and collaborative approach with clients. She hopes to empower them while journeying with them through their struggles, whether it is depression, anxiety, interpersonal difficulties, or life losses and transitions. She believes that a strong rapport and genuine connection with her clients will facilitate deep reflection and true recovery.

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Dr. Farah Idu Jion

Dr. Farah Idu Jion

SENIOR PSYCHOLOGIST

"CARE IS
journeying with clients through their difficult times, helping them acknowledge their struggles with compassion, and empowering them with the skills to pick up and carry on”.
BIOGRAPHY

Dr. Farah is a clinical psychologist and clinical neuropsychologist with over 10 years of experience in the field. She has worked with adults with various mental health conditions including depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, insomnia and chronic pain, as well as life challenges such as managing role-transitions (e.g. motherhood, empty-nest) and medical conditions (e.g. post-diagnosis coping difficulties, post head injury & accident support).

Having worked in Singapore and Australia, Farah enjoys working with persons from diverse backgrounds. She believes in a person-centred approach to therapy, and respects the individual’s history, cultural and beliefs systems. She believes that effective therapy requires building trust and working collaboratively in the healing journey.

Farah is trained in several treatment modalities including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Schema Focused Therapy.

As a clinical neuropsychologist, Farah has experience in the assessment & management of neurodevelopmental and learning disorders, acquired brain injuries and neurodegenerative disorders of individuals across the lifespan (from ages 6 to 90+). This includes ADHD, dyslexia, brain tumour, cognitive rehabilitation after an acquired brain injury (stroke, traumatic brain injury), dementia, Parkinson’s disease and epilepsy. In addition, Farah does IQ assessments and mental capacity assessments (e.g. to support applications for Lasting Power of Attorney).

Farah enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience. While at SKH, she provided clinical supervision to staff and students, developed and delivered training workshops to nurses and conducted mental wellness talks for staff.

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Talk: “What is ADHD?” for voluntary welfare organisation “Unlocking ADHD” (2022)

Article: “How to Handle Grief After Losing A Loved One”. (2021)

Talk: “Strategies for Effective Memory” at Sengkang Library in (2019)

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Ms. Justine Xue

Ms. Justine Xue

PSYCHOLOGIST

"CARE IS
being present with clients through their challenges to support them in identifying both their strengths and choices to improve psychological well-being.”
BIOGRAPHY
Justine is a registered psychologist in Australia and Singapore with extensive experience working with children and adolescents, both in public healthcare and community-based settings. Through positive behaviour and parenting support, she empowered families of preschool children with disabilities at the Community Psychology Hub. During her time as a psychologist at KK Women’s and Children’s hospital, Justine provided inpatient and outpatient care to children and adolescents with a range of conditions such as tics, ADHD, anxiety, mood disorders, OCD, deliberate self-harm and psychosomatic concerns. As part of the multidisciplinary dermatology team specialising in supporting young people cope with atopic dermatitis and trichotillomania, Justine recognized the profound impact of these conditions on the development of self-esteem and identity. She worked closely with families and schools to create a more accepting and validating environment to facilitate engagement and change.
Justine has expertise in evidence-based cognitive behaviour therapy, schema therapy, dialectical behaviour therapy and mindfulness-based techniques. She has advocated for the role of psychology by being involved in service development initiatives, research and giving talks to healthcare professionals and the public. She is also currently providing therapy to adults as a volunteer with a non-profit organisation.
Justine strives to use an open, curious, flexible and collaborative approach in her work with clients. She believes in helping clients to be comfortable with the therapy process. Personally, Justine continues to learn to embrace changes and challenges which enables empathy and support for clients to develop compassion towards themselves.
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Talk: “Multidisciplinary care of the severe atopic dermatitis patient” (2022)

Talk: “Building psychological resilience” (2021)

Talk: “Helping patients cope with vascular anomalies” (2021)

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