Dr Karen Pooh is a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the British Psychological Society and the Health and Care Professions Council in the United Kingdom. As a Ministry of Health scholar, she was sponsored to obtain a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College London.
Dr Pooh has a wide range of experience working in hospital and community settings in London and Singapore. Dr Pooh’s clinical approach is integrative, and tailors her treatment plan in accordance with her clients’ needs. Her practice is informed by evidence-based treatment, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), third wave CBT, Systemic Therapies and Psychodynamics.
Through her experience of working with individuals, Dr Pooh observed that many mental health issues are rooted in shame. She is interested in using compassionate-based therapies to support individuals to tap on their strengths, boost their resilience, and grow in alignment with their core values.
Dr Pooh’s research is focused on the efficacy of psychological interventions. This includes mindfulness, compassion and third wave Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.