Clinical and Health Psychology Centre

Affiliated with the Department of Psychology, NUS


About the Centre

The Clinical and Health Psychology Centre (CHPC) provides an array of specialized psychology services to the public. The CHPC is affiliated with the Department of Psychology at the National University of Singapore.

It is the training clinic for the NUS Master of Clinical Psychology program. Thus, the Centre is staffed by postgraduate clinical psychology interns who are under the supervision of master/doctoral-level clinical psychologists.

At the Centre, our clinical team abide by high standards of ethics and professionalism consistent with international and local codes of professional clinical practice. We strive to meet the individual needs of all our clients whilst ensuring confidentiality and privacy.

What We Can Help With

Many people find relief from depression, anxiety, and other emotional difficulties through seeing a clinical psychologist. A clinical psychologist is a mental health professional who is trained to help people understand their feelings and assist them with changing their behaviour (APA, 2010). This is achieved through psychotherapy and counselling.

Research increasingly supports the idea that emotional and physical health are very closely linked and that psychotherapy/counselling can improve a person's overall well-being and functioning (APA 2010).

Psychotherapy/counselling is most effective when people attend regular sessions. One major study showed that 50 percent of patients noticeably improved after eight sessions while 75 percent of individuals in therapy improved by the end of six months. Psychotherapy with children is similar in effectiveness to therapy with adults (APA 2010).

Some common difficulties that we can help with include:

  • Overwhelming and prolonged sense of sadness, helplessness, and lack of hope
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Marital, family, and relationship problems
  • Adjustment difficulties (e.g., grief, loss, lifestyle changes)
  • Work challenges
  • Parenting concerns
  • Behavioural problems (e.g., inattention, hyperactivity, social withdrawal)
  • Academic issues

Services Available

  • Individual Psychotherapy/Counselling
  • Couples Therapy and Marriage Counselling
  • Family Therapy/Counselling
  • Child and Adolescent Therapy/Counselling
  • Parenting Skills - Training
  • Groups (e.g., support groups, psychoeducation, skills-building
  • Psychological Testing and Assessment
    • IQ, cognitive, neuropsychological functioning
    • Educational (e.g., learning difficulties, achievement, special school placement, learning ability assessment)
    • Personality
  • Employee Assistance Programmes
  • Workshops/Seminars

Appointments and Fees

Services are by appointment only.

To make an enquiry about our services, please call the Centre at (65) 6516-5322.
Parental consent is required for individuals who are below the age of 18.

  • Psychotherapy/counselling sessions: $25.00
  • Psychological testing/assessment
    Within 4 hours: $275.00
    Above 4 hours: $350.00
  • Neuropsychological/Complex assessment: $400.00
    (Inclusive of 2 copies of reports)
  • Additional report: $40.00 per copy

Please contact us for specific rates on other psychological services.

Payment can be made by NETS, cash, or by cheque.

Cheques should be made payable to "National University of Singapore". Please note that we are unable to accept postdated cheques.


Opening Hours

Mondays to Thursdays

10.00am to 1.00pm
2.00pm to 6.30pm
Last registration ends at 5.30pm

Fridays

10.00am to 1.00pm
2.00pm to 6.00pm
Last registration ends at 5.00pm

(Closed on weekends and public holidays)


Our Centre is located at the lower level of the University Health Centre (UHC) at NUS Kent Ridge Campus.

To get here, take SBS BUS 95 from Buona Vista or Kent Ridge MRT station and alight at the Kent Ridge Hall bus stop. The UHC is just across the road.

Alternatively, you can take SBS Bus 96 from Clementi Bus Interchange and alight at Yusof Ishak House. The UHC is within 3-min walking distance from Yusof Ishak House.


Contact Us

Clinical and Health Psychology Centre

University Health Centre (Basement Level)

National University of Singapore
20 Lower Kent Ridge Road
Singapore 119080

Telephone

(65) 6516 5322

Fax

(65) 6773 1361