Faith is a registered psychologist with experience working in schools, hospital, community, and private settings. She works with all ages and is able to support clients with a variety of presentations. Faith’s areas of special interest include:
- Anxiety disorders
- Mood difficulties
- Couple relationships
- Loss, grief, and bereavement
- Identity issues
- Social skills
Faith works from a number of evidence-based approaches, depending on what will be most helpful for a particular person and their presenting problem. These include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Solution Focus Therapy, and Narrative Therapy, amongst others.
Faith can conduct formal psychological and educational assessments such as Wechsler Adult Intelligence Scale – 4th edition (WAIS-IV), Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – 4th edition (WISC-IV), Wechsler Memory Scale – 3rd edition (WMS-III), Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI) etc. When completed for children or adolescents, Faith is able to provide feedback to schools to support students if the client wishes.
Faith is eligible to provide psychology services under Medicare and clients can also access rebates through private insurance.
Background and experience
Faith is originally from Malaysia. She has worked in Brunei and Victoria, and speaks Malay, Cantonese and Mandarin as well as English. She completed her Master’s in Social Science (Counselling) in 2004, and completed postgraduate psychology training at the University of Southern Queensland and Murdoch University along with a postgraduate certificate in loss, grief and bereavement with The Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (ACGB).
Faith has worked with a broad range of individuals including complex and clinical presentations, with a special interest in well-being across the lifespan. She has experience working in schools which has allowed her not only extensive experience in assessing and treating mental health difficulties in children and adolescents, but also allows her to work collaboratively with schools to support young people, with an understanding of what schools are able to change for students who are going through a difficult time. In her community service, she worked with couples with relationships problems, individuals with depression, anxiety, stress, and with people who are going through loss, grief, and bereavement. Lay (Faith) is married with two beautiful daughters.