Neo Eng Chuan
Principal Psychologist, CaperSpring
The practice is founded and headed by Neo Eng Chuan, who is a psychologist by education and practices marital and family therapy. He works with adults, couples and families who are experiencing psychological, emotional and relationship difficulties.
Eng Chuan started his career in the Singapore Navy, and headed several human resource functions. He also served as a Defence Psychologist in Ministry of Defence and was deployed to the Northern Arabian Gulf in 2005. He headed the Counselling Branch in the SAF Counselling Centre in 2009. He is trained in crisis and trauma intervention (under ICISF). He has experience dealing with critical incidents of different nature. These included military accidents, completed suicide (meaning the attempt was successful), and also attended to personnel with suicidal thoughts. He helps survivors cope with grief and loss, and those who are affected by trauma.
Eng Chuan received his psychology education at the Australian National University in Canberra Australia under a government study award. Later, he completed a Masters in Applied Psychology at the National Institute of Education, Singapore.
He continues to develop himself professionally and is working to become a certified Emotion-Focused Therapist. Eng Chuan is an Associate Faculty and teaches at SIM University. He is bilingual and is also able to converse in Hokkien. He is married with two children.
Huang Zhang Jin
Clinical Psychologist, CaperSpring
Zhang Jin completed her Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Melbourne (in collaboration with National University of Singapore) under a local ministry scholarship and is a registered supervisor with the Singapore Psychological Society. She has more than ten years of experience as a psychologist across different settings (e.g., prisons, hospital, community) and enjoys working with individuals and couples.
While working in prisons, Zhang Jin prepared psychological reports for the courts and delivered therapy for inmates with violence and/or sexual issues. Her role in prisons included crisis management for critical incidents (e.g., judicial execution) as she is trained in crisis and trauma intervention. At the hospital, her repertoire of services expanded to include various mental health conditions (e.g., depression, PTSD, OCD, anxiety, schizophrenia, self-harming behaviours). One of her unique contributions to the hospital was her role as the main psychologist to develop internet-based therapy. Her most rewarding contribution however was her self-initiated collaboration with the palliative medical team where she provided psychology expertise on bereavement, grief, and end-of-life issues for the patient and his/her family. An advocate for better mental well-being, she was also actively involved in delivering mental health talks (e.g., restful sleep, stress management) to corporates.
Zhang Jin is the first senior clinical psychologist in Singapore to work with adults in the community who experienced abuse or severe neglect due to mental health issues, intellectual impairment, or physical frailty. In working with this group of individuals, her focus is on reaching out to the traumatized and needy who do not have financial means to psychological services. Coming from a single-parent family herself, Zhang Jin believes in strengthening family ties as a critical support for individuals with mental health issues.
Currently, Zhang Jin is both involved in private practice and reaching out to the needy in the community. She works with individuals and couples who struggle with a range of issues (e.g., low self-esteem, anger management, interpersonal relationship stress, anxiety, depression, trauma). To cater to different needs, she offers an integrative range of interventions (e.g., Emotion Focused Therapy, EFT; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CBT) and is fluent in delivering therapy in English and Mandarin.