Hi, I'm Jia
First of all, I believe that it takes a great amount of courage to seek help and want to speak to someone. Hence as a practitioner, I do not take this lightly and would want to give every person the best possible opportunity to grow and manage their life challenges. Every individual comes with different life experiences and knowledge and I would like to work together with them to help develop skills, understanding, and other resources in a warm and compassionate space.
I deeply value working in a collaborative approach and seek to understand the person as a whole rather than just a range of symptoms.
My aim is to work with the person to help develop empathy, resilience, gaining helpful insights and awareness to problems, and making meaning of their experiences to help motivate change and/or increase confidence to help them keep walking in their journeys.
I tend to use an eclectic therapeutic approach as I believe no two individuals are the same and draws techniques from a range of therapies. I focus on drawing on the person’s strengths and aims to promote awareness of barriers to achieving their desired outcomes. Lastly, my name is really quite hard to say so everyone tends to call me J.E. (like the letters J and E). Thank you for being so courageous and I look forward to working with you.
Jia's ready to help you improve your mental health.
Jia Yee completed a Bachelor of Arts, majoring in Psychology, from the National University of Singapore and a Bachelor of Science (Honours), majoring in Psychology, from the University of Western Australia (UWA). Jia Yee has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Education, majoring in School Psychology, also from UWA. She has obtained a Diploma in Psychological Practice from the College of Professional Psychology as part of her psychology registration programme.
Jia Yee currently holds membership with the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi) and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) .
Jia Yee has also previously worked with students with disabilities in schools and in other not-for-profit organisations as part of her other life experiences.
Jia Yee continually seeks to provide a warm and safe environment for individuals from all walks of life. Jia Yee has been working individuals from across the lifespan and also from different cultural backgrounds. She aims to breakdown stigmas or misconceptions associated with mental health and wellbeing, and strive to assist individuals to embrace a recovery approach towards their life challenges. Jia Yee focuses on drawing on the person’s strengths and aims to promote awareness of barriers towards change.
Her various experiences as a therapist includes working in university and school settings, employment services, and private practice.
Jia Yee draws from an eclectic therapeutic approach such as concepts from Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural, Narrative Therapy, Person-Centred approaches, and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, to tailor according to the different needs and presentations of her clients.
Areas of experience
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