Mr James Chong
Clinical Director / Co-founder
MAPACS(L2), MSPS, MCoun, BA(Psychology), Spc.Dip Career Counselling, P.Dip Psychotherapy, Certified PFA

James is the Co-founder and senior mental health clinician with The Lion Mind. He has many years of experiences providing clinical services for people from all walks of life (e.g. addiction, elderly, renal health, students, working professionals). As a strong believer of using evidence-based treatment, his counselling approaches include Child-centred Play Therapy (CCPT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). He is also proficient in providing career counselling, group counselling, psychiatric rehabilitation counselling, and in providing the 5Es of renal rehabilitation.

James has presented in two oral presentations during the 5th Asia Pacific Rim International Psychotherapy and Counselling Conference 2017 in Singapore, and has published a peer-reviewed paper in the Australia Counselling Association (ACA)’s Counselling Australia Magazine.

James is a strong believer in continuous education and life-long learning. To date, he has a Master in Counselling from Monash University, and a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) from the National University of Singapore (NUS). His other professional qualifications include Professional Diploma in Psychotherapy from The School of Positive Psychology, and Specialist Diploma in Career Counselling from Republic Polytechnic. He is also a WSQ certified HR Professional (Recruitment & Selection), a certified Advanced Care Planning (ACP) Facilitator, and a certified Psychological First Aider.. He has also completed CITI Good Clinical Practice Course (ID 34090) and Social & Behavioral Research – Basic/Refresher (ID 34086)

James is a registered Level 2 Practitioner (membership no. A0084) with the Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors Singapore (APACS), and an Affiliate member with the Australian Psychological Society (APS)  since 2013.  He is also a Full Member (membership no. FM019005C) with the Singapore Psychological Society (SPS) since 2019.

James is currently the Honorary Treasurer of APACS (2020 – 2022), playing an active role in influencing policies and serving the mental health industry.