SOO WEII YIE
SOO WEII YIE
Licensed & Registered Counsellor (KB10356, PA09963)
Bachelor of Food Science and Nutrition (California State University Fresno)
Master of Professional Counselling (Monash University, Malaysia)
In my personal journey of healing and becoming (because it is a rich and complex ongoing
process), I have found deep value in my own experience seeking therapy. I showed up at a
time when I felt lost and believed that something was ‘wrong’ with me. Through therapy, I
came to learn so much about myself (including learning that what I thought was ‘wrong’
with me was actually very human of me) and the power of being seen and heard. This is one
of the reasons that drew me to be on the other side of the couch.
My belief is that everyone has the answers within them and my hope is to help clients connect with themselves to discover those answers using inclusive and holistic perspectives. As a therapist, my primary approach is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I also utilize humanistic and emotion-focused techniques.
I work mostly with the adult population of varying ages, gender, sexual identities, and cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. I have worked with clients to navigate through life transitions, from switching careers to grieving a loss to stepping out of comfort zones to existential crises and everything in between. Another area I am fond of is working with clients who have complex relationships with their parents, especially mother-daughter relationships. Having experienced corporate and start-up life previously, I am able to relate to work struggles and concerns. Similarly, my experience studying abroad allows me to empathize with what it’s like being an international student or living abroad. Other key interests include anxiety, burnout, self-discovery/self-worth, and abuse/trauma. I value cultivating compassion, warmth, and curiosity in the therapeutic space.
I am also a huge advocate of honoring a person’s identity and humanity. Wherever you are on your journey, I will meet you there. And wherever you are headed, I will provide safety, support, and as much space as you need to get from where you are to where you want to be. Outside the therapy room, I enjoy easy hikes, casual gaming, and cooking. I also have a deep love for writing and reading (fiction and non-fiction).
‘You are not a before and after story. You don’t need to become one either. You are a whole, complex, multi-layered, undefinable, ever-changing human being. Your humanity doesn’t need to be proved.’ – Lisa Olivera
Fluent in English and Bahasa Malaysia, conversational Cantonese