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Meet The Team

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Clea D'souza

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Clea is a first-year trainee at the University of Birmingham. From Mangalore, India, she was born and raised in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Having done her Undergraduate at Middlesex University, Dubai, in Psychology with Counselling skills, She moved to the UK to pursue her Masters in Clinical Psychology at the University of Bath. Upon graduation she worked as an Assistant psychologist for the NHS and a research assistant and consultant for non-profit organizations.

 

Outside work, Clea loves spending time with her friends, finding new places to eat and gaming. She enjoys travelling and tries to plan trips whenever possible. You might loose her attention if there's a dog present. 

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Anvita Vikram

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Anvita is a first-year trainee at The University of Exeter. Having grown up in Mysore in India, she moved to the UK to do her undergraduate degree in Cognitive Neuroscience and Psychology with a placement and masters in Clinical and Health Psychology at The University of Manchester. Upon graduation, she worked as a research assistant and assistant psychologist within the NHS.

Anvita also loves spending time with her friends, playing her musical instruments, doing arts and crafts as well as walking dogs with local charities.

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Kitty Lok

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Kitty is a second-year trainee at the University of Birmingham. Originally from Hong Kong, Kitty's academic journey took her to Leeds and Bath for her undergraduate and master's. She then worked at a mental health organisation in Hong Kong and returned to the UK for her training.

 

When not delving into the world of psychology, Kitty could be finding her zen on a yoga mat (inhale-exhale...). She equally enjoys singing, cooking and hiking. Kitty is also a lover of all things musical, opera, and literary (Shakespeare, anyone?).

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Kathy Chau

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Kathy is currently a third-year trainee at the University of Birmingham. Born and raised in Hong Kong, she spent most of her time there prior to training. Having received tremendous kindness in the profession, she is excited to pay it forward.

In her free time, Kathy enjoys catching up with friends and watching thrillers and stand-up comedies.

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Samuel Chu is a second-year trainee at University College London (UCL). He moved from Hong Kong to the U.K. since 2018 to pursue a career in Clinical Psychology. Prior to training, he completed a MSc in Clinical Forensic Psychology at IoPPN, KCL and worked in NHS clinical and forensic mental health services.

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Haya Karadsheh

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Haya is a third-year trainee Clinical Psychologist at the University of Exeter. She grew up in Amman, Jordan, and completed her higher education in the UK, including an undergraduate degree in Psychology and a Master's in Clinical Psychology from Royal Holloway, University of London. Prior to training, she gained experience as an assistant psychologist in a psychiatric inpatient facility based in Amman.

 Haya has a keen interest in people and cultures—especially food! Outside of her work life, she finds comfort in spending quality time with family and friends. If drinking coffee and indulging in all things baked and sweet counts as a hobby, then that's definitely her favorite pastime.

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Sakshi Shetty Chowdhury

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Sakshi recently qualified as a Clinical psychologist from University College London (2023). Having grown up in Bangalore in India, she moved to the UK to do her undergraduate degree at Durham and masters at Bath before working as an Assistant Psychologist in London. 

 

Outside of work, Sakshi loves spending time with friends, eating her way through London and getting very competitive on the tennis court (minus the skill). She also loves to travel and is always planning her next holiday!

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Seryn Chang

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Seryn is a third-year trainee at University College London. She moved from Malaysia to the U.K. in 2015 for her undergraduate degree. Prior to training, she completed a Master's degree at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN) and worked in NHS mental health services.

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Prakriti Gupta-Stelk (Praku)

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Praku qualified as a Clinical Psychologist from University College London (2021). Prior to training, she worked as a research associate at UNESCO, an ABA therapist and the National Centre for Autism in India. Praku grew up in Delhi, India for most of her life and started studying abroad in 2011 (the first foray into international student territory). 

 

Besides work, Praku spends her free time baking cakes and coming up with new recipes for her blog. When not cooking she can be found playing with dogs all around London or discovering new places.

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Samantha Yong

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Samantha qualified from as a Clinical Psychologist from the University of Exeter (2021) and was also the first international trainee on the Exeter course. Born and raised in Malaysia but has spent most of her higher education overseas. Samantha completed her psychology degree in the US and pursued her master’s degree at KCL. Prior to training, she worked for an organisation that provides free mental health services to refugees and asylum seekers in Malaysia.

 

After work, she enjoys a couple of gin and tonic with friends! Her current favourite gin is Papillion Gin from Dartmoor. She also loves travelling and exploring places. She has travelled to more than 20 countries and is able to speak 4 languages.

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Sin Tin Yung

Sin Ting is from Hong Kong. She completed her training at the University of Leicester. Kleinian psychoanalytic approach has somehow absorbed her attention whilst she is equally enthralled by the third-wave CBT models.

 

When Sin Ting is not in the office, she may be caught reading crime fiction in the mountains or sailing.

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Celeste Teo

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Celeste qualified as a Clinical Psychologist from University College London (2021). Prior to training, Celeste completed her undergraduate education in Singapore and worked in the Institute of Mental Health (Singapore). 

 

Born a Malaysian, Celeste grew up in various South East Asian countries and is passionate about learning different languages. In her free time, Celeste enjoys kickboxing, barre, hiking, exploring museums, performing arts and reading in a park. She is the go-to person for any interesting plays or exhibitions in London. She strives to live an environmentally conscious life.

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Michelle Mok

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Michelle recently qualified as a Clinical Psychologist from University College London (2023). Whilst born and bred in Hong Kong, Michelle did her psychology masters degrees at the University of Edinburgh and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN). Before getting onto clinical training, Michelle also worked as an Assistant Psychologist in South London.

Outside of work, Michelle enjoys cooking, travelling, sharing conversations with friends, watching YouTube and can sometimes be overly passionate about learning Korean language and the contemporary culture in South Korea. Fyi/Tmi: Han River is her all-time favourite spot in Seoul. 

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