Kathy Yee Ching Lam (RP, MDiv, RSW)
Registered Psychotherapist/Registered Social Worker
I’m a Registered Psychotherapist/Registered Social Worker, committed to helping individuals and couples to lead fulfilled lives and to build meaningful relationships. I’m passionate to work with you to empower you with enhanced emotional awareness, mindful self-compassion, and to ease your sense of feeling stuck and conflicted within yourself and interpersonally.
I hold a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of Hong Kong, and a Master of Divinity from Tyndale Seminary, specializing in clinical counselling. I also strive for ongoing professional developments (see below) in order to facilitate more informed experiences with my clients.
Before joining Get Well Clinic, I have worked with clients with various needs, such as those who have mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder, as well as those who feel distressed by relationships in the contexts of work, home, and school. I also worked with clients who suffered from different traumas by providing psychoeducation on trauma responses. In collaboration, the client and I worked together to reframe their narratives of victimhood to survivorship by getting equipped with various coping strategies.
Throughout my practice and education, I enjoy becoming more educated on human psychology. By relating what I have learnt to my life, I have gained more significant tools and insights to reflect on my personal life journey, such as how my family and other relationships have impacted and shaped myself. I would like to share my learnings with you, to serve and help you who are struggling as I have struggled in my relationships.
Outside of work, you would find me baking, crafting, and gardening, and I enjoy it the most when I can do them with my loved ones. I also enjoy community life because I’m a strong believer that we are wired for connections – we all need someone – friends, families, or co-workers, to experience the ups and downs in life together.
HOW I CAN HELP
With different responsibilities, commitments, and desires in life, we often become disconnected from ourselves and important people in our lives. As a practitioner, I understand the significance of ones’ early attachment, as well as how it extends to adulthood and impacts our views of self and of others.
I would like to help you to explore and express your feelings, discover what has blocked you from emotional well-being, and integrate your strengths and resilience through psychotherapy.
I value collaboration between the client and the therapist. I trust that you know your experiences the best. As the expert of your experiences, you have total autonomy in my sessions; your willingness to share will be respected, and the agency of what, how, and whether to change remains with you. I am committed to creating a safe, warm, and accepting therapeutic environment as we work towards your goal.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is my main approach to therapy. An evidence-based, humanistic and experiential approach, EFT is built upon the foundation of attachment theory, which views human beings as innately relational, social and wired for intimate bonding with the others.
The EFT model prioritizes emotion and emotional regulation as the key organizing agents in individual experience and key relationship interactions (ICEEFT, n.d.). I will guide you to identify, reflect, and make sense of your emotional experiences, which will then lead to transformation.
I also adopt models such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), and Self-compassion approach.
AREAS OF TREATMENT
• Couples therapy
• Marriage counselling (separation/ divorce/ affairs)
• Relationship Counselling
• Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
• Emotionally Focused Therapy Core Skills 1&2, ICEEFT
• Emotionally Focused Family Therapy 1, ICEEFT
• Group Stepping Stones Triple P, Triple P International and The University of Queensland
• Group Teen Triple P, Triple P International and The University of Queensland
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