Dr Lim Kok Kwang

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

PhD, CPsychol, AFBPsS, Fellow SEPI, FICPM, Dip Clin Hyp

Approved Supervisor (PBA), Registered Supervisor (SRP)

Kok Kwang was selected by peer healthcare professionals as among the only top nine Master Therapists from 127 recognised experts in Singapore studied for qualitative research on psychotherapy expertise conducted by the National Institute of Education (Nanyang Technological University). He served as the Keynote Speaker for the launching of the Paracounselling Programme within the Singapore Police Force (Ministry of Home Affairs) and received the Award for Outstanding Contribution to Psychology in Singapore from the Singapore Psychological Society, in which he had served as the President and provided leadership in establishing the Singapore Register of Psychologists. He is also a past President of the Singapore Society of Clinical Hypnosis, through which he had (1) delivered continuing medical education to the College of Family Physicians Singapore on psychoneuroimmunology and self-hypnosis in primary care and (2) created community outreach, multimedia products in English and Mandarin on evidence-based guided imagery for persons with chronic illness.

In Kok Kwang’s nearly 25 years of clinical practice, he had provided clinical hypnosis treatment and psychotherapy to the President and the first family of an Asian country and, in Australia, psychological rehabilitation and EAP psychotherapy for miners, mining specialists and corporate leaders on physically and emotionally demanding fly-in-fly-out rosters. With clinical training in mind-body medicine at the Harvard Medical School, he has been on the Editorial Board of the peer-reviewed journal, Advances in Integrative Medicine (Australasian Integrative Medicine Association) and co-authored two books promoting child and adolescent mental health.

He welcomes consultations on:

  • Anger and impulsive behaviour
  • Anxiety (exam stress, excessive worries, social rejection, etc.)
  • Behavioural addictions (gaming, social media use, etc.)
  • Caregiver distress
  • Chronic pain (headaches, etc.)
  • Complicated bereavement and grief
  • Defiant behaviour in children and adolescents
  • Depression
  • Expatriate stress and burnout
  • Fears, panic attacks, and phobias (dental and medical procedures, flying, public speaking, etc.)
  • Insomnia and sleep problems (nightmares, shift work, etc.)
  • Internal barriers for achieving personal and professional goals
  • Lack of self confidence
  • Negative habits (cigarette smoking, nail biting, teeth grinding, etc.)
  • Obsessive and compulsive symptoms (repeatedly checking or counting, needing excessive reassurance from others, etc.)
  • Posttraumatic stress from personal and work incidents
  • Procrastination
  • Relationship conflicts for couples and family members
  • Side effects of medical treatment (nausea from chemotherapy, etc.)
  • Stress-related chronic conditions (irritable bowel syndrome, etc.)
  • Weight loss struggles
  • Workplace communication issues