DPsych (Clinical); BScience (Hons) Psychology; BEd; Diploma of Teaching (Primary); Registered Psychologist (Singapore and Australia)
Dr. Natalie Games is a Clinical Psychologist who works with clients experiencing a range of difficulties, including mood and emotional difficulties. Natalie is a full member of the Singapore Psychological Society and a registered Clinical Psychologist and Clinical Supervisor with the Singapore Register of Psychologists (SRP) and Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Natalie specialises in working across the lifespan with children, families, adolescents and adults. Her areas of interest include working with individuals with affective disorders (depression), anxiety (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic disorder, etc), self-harm, trauma, identity issues, relationship issues and personality disorders.
Natalie has experience with individuals and groups within private, community and public hospital settings in Singapore. She previously worked at National University Hospital (NUH) Paediatric Psychology clinic where she conducted psychological assessments and provided therapy to children and adolescents and their families. Natalie has also worked in NUH and Raffles Counselling Centre with adolescents and adults. In addition to her clinical practice, Natalie is trained and licensed as a facilitator of the World Health Organisation approved FRIENDS’ programmes and has implemented these programmes with individuals, within schools and university settings in Singapore.
Her special interests are working with individuals to build resilience through a strengths-based proactive approach, facilitating workshops for stress management, mindfulness, positive psychology as well as promoting social, emotional and mental wellbeing. She does this firstly though the development of a safe, secure therapeutic environment for each of her clients. As each client is unique, Natalie offers a specially tailored intervention based on individual needs. She incorporates a range of evidence-based techniques into her interventions as appropriate including, Schema Therapy, a specific type of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), as well as techniques from Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, Solution-focused Brief therapy (SFBT) and Compassion-Focused Therapy. She has basic training in Eye-Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) and incorporates this approach into the therapy when possible as a way of processing traumatic material associated with a variety of presentations.
Natalie has extensive experience working in school-based settings in Australia, England and in other international communities such as Ethiopia, Vietnam and Singapore. She takes an attachment-based, systemic approach to her work with children, adolescents and families to enable an understanding and connection with problematic aspects of the family dynamic in an honest, respectful and containing manner, which in turn stimulates emotional growth and maturity. She includes non-verbal activities including sand-tray and drawing in session to facilitate the therapeutic process. Natalie has completed postgraduate studies with the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Youth Mental Health in collaboration with Orygen, The National Centre of Excellence in Youth Mental Health, Australia to draw upon the latest theory, research and evidence-based approaches in the youth mental health field to inform her practice.
Natalie is a committed psychologist who is passionate about what she does. She works collaboratively to empower positive change through self-compassion, awareness and understanding to improve mental, emotional and social wellbeing.