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:

    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common and disabling condition, which consists of obsessions and compulsions that take up a lot of time, are distressing and get in the way of doing important activities like going to work or school. Click on the link above to find out more details on OCD.

    Most people worry about some aspect of their appearance at times, but for people with Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) these concerns take over their lives. BDD is a disabling preoccupation with perceived appearance flaws, which are unnoticeable or minor to others. People with BDD are extremely self-conscious and often go to exceptional lengths to hide/fix the flaw they see. BDD causes debilitating distress and interferes with social, family and/or work life. BDD is a recognized clinical condition and can be treated. Click on the link above to find out more details on BDD.

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Adjustment Difficulties (e.g. grief, transition, chronic health problems, memory loss)
  • Work Challenges
  • Family Difficulties
  • Marital/Relationship Issues
  • Academic Learning Concerns
  • Behavioral Difficulties (e.g. inattention, hyperactivity, social withdrawal)

Services Available

  • Psychotherapy
    • Individual
    • Couples/Marriage
    • Family
    • Child & Adolescent
    • Groups (e.g. Social Anxiety, OCD)
  • Psychological Assessment
    • IQ, Cognitive, Neuropsychological Functioning, Neurodevelopmental Assessment (e.g. ADHD, ASD)
    • Educational and Learning Needs
    • Personality
    • Workshop/Seminars (e.g. school talks, training)
    • Parent Skills Training

  • Our Clinical Team

    The clinical psychology interns are under the closed supervision of master / doctoral level clinical psychologist for all their cases in the clinic.

    To know more about our clinical supervisors, the link below will direct you to our individual supervisors profile.


    A/P Iliana Magiati (Acting Director):

    Dr Oliver Suendermann (Clinic Manager):

    Dr Lohsnah Jeevanandam:

    Dr Matthew Lim Sheng Mian:

    Dr Sanveen Kaur Kang:

    Ms Velda Chen:

    Ms Joanne Chua:

    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 (50-minute session): $25.00
    • Intellectual/Academic Achievement Assessment
      Within 4 hours: $275.00
      Above 4 hours: $350.00
    • Specialised Assessment (e.g. ASD, Traumatic Brain Injury): $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


    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 Yusof Ishak House bus stop. The UHC is just across the road.

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

    University Health Center Main Entrance (UHC)

    Contact Us

    Clinical and Health Psychology Centre

    University Health Centre (Basement Level)

    National University of Singapore
    20 Lower Kent Ridge Road
    Singapore 119080


    (65) 6516 5322

    (65) 6252 6049


    (65) 6773 1361