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Shiqi Chen

 Clinical Psychologist

About Me

Shiqi (pronounced “Shiki”) grew up in Singapore and came to Brisbane in 2017, enjoying the gorgeous beaches in the sunshine state and indulging in more chocolate than I probably should (I blame the good quality of sweet treats here). Adore dogs, and all fluffy animals really. Always ready to supply limitless pats to all furbabies.


I have my own lived experience of mental health struggles, which helps me to connect and work with people carrying their pain and suffering. I do not assume my experience is the same as others, and I deeply honour each individual’s journey and experiences. Working with me would mean an individualised therapy approach in a space where there is absolutely no judgment or expectations. I want to work with you as you are, and help you to get to where you want to be. Above all, I genuinely believe in hope and the capacity for change in every human being.


My therapy approach is built on a foundation of Rogerian’s supportive counselling of positive regard. I work mainly through models of Schema Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and psychodynamic-oriented therapy. I also provide Eye Movement Densensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. I carry out consultations in both English (my first language) and Mandarin.Clinical Experience·       


Clinical Experience 

2023 - Present: Clinical Psychologist at PSI Balance Psychology
2019 – 2023: Clinical Psychologist at OGI Potential
2017 – 2018: Master of Clinical Psychology attachments and programmes
o   Member of Reflecting Team programme
o   Long-Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Programme
o   Worked with refugee populations at ACCESS Community Services
o   Psychological assessment for children and youth at Caboolture Hospital
o   Individual and group interventions for schizophrenic patients at forensic mental health facility The Park (High Secure Ward)
·        2014 – 2017: Psychologist at Singapore Civil Defence Force
o   Provided counselling services (including 24/7 internal helpline) to emergency responders such as firefighters and paramedics, and national service conscripts
o   Psychological debriefing for first responders crises
·        2013-2014: Paracounsellor at Singapore Police Force
·        Prior to 2013: Intern
o   Institute of Mental Health
o   Singapore Prison Service Counselling Service
o   Ministry of Education (Psychological Assessment)

- PhD Candidate (present) – Queensland University of Technology


- Master of Clinical Psychology with Distinction (2018) – Queensland University of Technology


- Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology with Honours (2011) – National University of Singapore


- Registered Clinical Psychologist – Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency


- Member – Australian Psychological Society (APS)Fellow - APS College of Clinical Psychologists

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