Syaza Hanafi

Master’s in Clinical Psychology, University of Groningen
Bachelor’s in Psychology (Honours), James Cook University
Graduate Certificate Course in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Smart Recovery

Syaza holds a Master’s in Clinical Psychology from the Netherlands and is a certified Cognitive Behavioral Therapist. Throughout her education, she gained extensive training in counselling, motivational interviewing, psychometric assessment, test scoring, interpretation, and reporting.

She worked as a Research Psychologist, and adopts an evidence-based approach, actively applying scientific findings to clinical practice.

She volunteers as a counsellor for recovering addicts from the LGBTQIA+ community and utilizes Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Psychodynamic and Person-centered therapy as a transdiagnostic approach to identity, trauma, and addiction. She also works with children and youths from disadvantaged backgrounds and volunteers at a crisis helpline centre, providing psychological first aid to individuals in distress.

She is trained in working with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, anger management difficulties, esteem concerns, specific phobias, stress and burnout, addictions, trauma and grief and loss.

She has lived in Europe, Middle East, and Oceania. This multi-cultural exposure has equipped her with a wealth of experience and allowed her to develop a deep empathy for individuals from all walks of life. Living abroad independently has helped her build mental resilience and gain further insight into the human psyche, motivating her passion to help others on their journey towards self- actualization.

She engages in regular clinical supervision on top of lifelong education, to continuously hone her clinical capabilities.

She holds a compassionate and non-judgmental space for anyone who crosses her path and is dedicated to collaborating closely with individuals to empower them to reach their goals, improve their emotional wellbeing, and live a meaningful life.

Syaza Hanafi

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