Dr. Koh Jessie
DClinPsych, MClinPsych, PGDPsych, BScPsych
- Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Australia
- Master Of Psychology (Clinical), Australia
- PGD Psychology (Clinical), Australia
- Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Australia
Registrations & Memberships:
- Registered Psychologist, Singapore Register of Psychologists (SRP)#1403292
- Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)#048761
- Clinical Supervision, board-approved Psychology Board of Australia
- Certified Professional Coach
- GK Honours Society for Academic Excellence Award
Dr. Koh, a Singaporean-Chinese, is an Australian-trained clinical psychologist. She holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from UQ Australia, a Master of Clinical Psychology, a Post-Graduate Psychology, and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. She completed the Australia board-approved Clinical Supervisory training providing supervision to students and mental health professionals. Dr. Koh works primarily with adults seeking professional guidance to overcome behavioural or emotional challenges that people commonly experience. She works with adults who have a particularly unique problem at any stage in life that is impacting on their quality of life by effecting general health and wellbeing, relationships, work, studies, or social activities. Dr. Koh completed the renowned International Coach Federation (ICF) approved Associate & Professional Coach Levels program. Thus, in addition to being a life coach, she also utilizes executive or business coaching to provide additional facilitating support for executives and leaders to solve their work challenges through developing psychological understanding of themselves and their organisations.
Furthermore, Dr. Koh joins the MSF-HK’s Psychosocial Support Referral Network for the region Singapore/Malaysia, which aims to provide psychological care to returned MSF field volunteers who have served in humanitarian missions abroad. Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), also known as Doctors Without Borders, is an international medical-humanitarian NGO.
Besides clinical work, Dr. Koh is a visiting lecturer at the local Singapore university where she shares her expertise with students on enhancing mental health wellness including mindfulness experiential workshops. Dr. Koh served on the advisory board of a non-profit sports management consultancy promoting local and international athletes with the objective to inspire youth and to develop an inclusive sporting culture in Singapore.
Her postgraduate training experience extended to both the private practice and medical/psychiatric facilities including Raffles Hospital Singapore, The Royal Brisbane & Women's Hospital (RBWH) Australia, and a local Singapore Community Social Service. At the Australian university clinic, she trained and supervised doctorate students of Clinical Psychology & Clinical Geropsychology in the mental health program for the community.
Using a practice access that is both evidence-based and client-driven, Dr. Koh's approach to therapy and counselling tends to be eclectic with strong focus on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and integration of research-based mindfulness interventions. Alongside her strong interest in health psychology and working with individuals through emotional, physical, and challenging life events, Dr. Koh has considerable experience in working on cross-cultural psychology and cultural adjustment issues.
With over 25 years of work experience, Dr. Koh lived more than a decade in Germany, 5 years in the Middle East, and several years in the Eastern Europe, Australia, and Malaysia. Similarly, she had worked extensively in areas of corporate management, organisational and people development, and coaching. TeleConsulation sessions (via skype/zoom) continues to be available to all clients from all parts of the world. Dr. Koh, a Singaporean Chinese, born and raised in Singapore speaks English, Mandarin, German, and Chinese dialects.