Senior Clinical Psychologist
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Bachelor of Psychology, Honours (Psychology)
Registered Psychologist, Singapore
Full Member, Singapore Psychological Society
Qualifications and training
Xiangbin has a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. He is also currently a PhD candidate, studying the integration of religion and spirituality with psychotherapy in Singapore. Xiangbin has received advanced training in Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Solution-Focused Therapy, and clinical supervision. He is also trained in specialised psychological assessment and treatment of physical aggression and problematic sexual behaviours. He is a Full Member of the Singapore Psychological Society and a Registered Psychologist in Singapore.
Xiangbin served as a psychologist in the criminal justice setting prior to entering the private sector. He spent his foundational years working directly with individuals with mental health difficulties, and clients undergoing rehabilitation for offences associated with physical aggression and problematic sexual behaviours. As a senior psychologist, he supervised teams of psychologists in the same areas.
Xiangbin was also involved in policy reviews, specialist consultation to the ministry, and the development of several assessment instruments and department-wide protocols. He also attended an overseas attachment in the UK and represented the department at local and overseas conferences. Xiangbin has published articles in peer-reviewed journals and co-authored book chapters. For his contributions as a psychologist, he was conferred a study award for post-graduate studies in Clinical Psychology, and a National Day award by the Minister.
Therapy experiences and approach
Xiangbin has more than a decade of experience providing psychotherapy to clients. He has worked with young children and their parents, teenagers, tertiary students, working adults, as well as older adults. He has had the privilege of supporting clients through difficulties in emotion/mood regulation, personality/interpersonal difficulties, aggressive behaviours, problematic sexual behaviours, and psychosis. Drawing from his own experiences of juggling commitments towards work, family, and his own well-being, Xiangbin is also passionate in supporting individuals navigating work-life demands.
Xiangbin takes on a person-centred approach in therapy. He is grounded by evidence-based therapeutic orientations such as Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy, and supplements this approach with elements of Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness practice. Overall, he strives to provide psychotherapy that is holistic, respectfully integrating important aspects of his clients’ lives, such as their religious and cultural beliefs, as appropriate.
Xiangbin is personally inspired by individuals who hang on in the face of adversity. His belief that everyone deserves to be well motivates his work. He enjoys interacting and learning from his clients and those around him as he navigates his own journey as a son, a husband, and a father.
In his free time, Xiangbin enjoys taking long and slow jogs. His favourite moments of each day are often the adorable sight of his sleepy-eyed children waking up in the morning and when he tucks them to bed at night. By far, he considers a peaceful and relaxed meal with his wife (sans the kids) as a rare treat in his current phase of life.