Chiang Khai Chong
Consultant Clinical Psychologist
KC Chiang is a clinical psychologist with 10 years’ experience in working with adolescents and adults in managing a wide range of conditions such as depression, anxiety, OCD, anger management and chronic stress. She is trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-based therapy and family therapy.
She has been practising mindfulness for 20 years in the Buddhist tradition. Her curiosity in secular mindfulness brought her to seek training from accredited mindfulness teachers locally and abroad. This training has equipped her with the skills, knowledge and experience in integrating mindfulness in CBT.
Presently, she is a trained teacher of .b (pronounced dot.be) which is a mindfulness program for adolescents by Mindfulness in School Project, UK. She is also an apprentice teacher of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, a structured mindfulness program by Oxford Mindfulness Centre, UK.
She believes that self-awareness is the beginning of change – it helps a person choose the kind of relationship she/he desires to have with oneself and others and mindfulness practice facilitates the cultivation of self-awareness. She also finds it helpful for clients to gain an insight into how their experience might have influenced their present worldview.
In therapy she often encourages clients to revisit their family of origin to gain such insight. Her approach to therapy is mostly based on the belief that people have the capacity and desire to improve their wellbeing. The role as a therapist is to support a client in breaking away from the unhelpful pattern of thinking and to gain a different view of self, others and the world – one that is flexible, anchored in the here and now and that brings about wellness.
She speaks English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Hokkien.