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Perpetua Neo

Perpetua Neo

Clinical Psychologist (Trainee)

National Health Service

Psychologist + Coach





National Health Service

Clinical Psychologist (Trainee)

• Assessed + treated clients presenting with a variety of mental health difficulties across a range of ethnicities, ages and NHS trusts in London, with a focus on mindfulness and an eclectic orientation.

• Achieved zero drop-out rates in three services—described by supervisors to be “very rare”—and a total of one drop-out in two years. Positive outcomes with all completed clients, rated highly on competence, warmth and effectiveness.

• Developed proficiency in administering standardised assessments

COMMUNITY LEARNING DISABILITIES TEAM, outer London (systemic, psychodynamic)
• Treated clients concerning anger management, bereavement, walking, self-esteem and relationships. Clients’ learning disabilities stemmed from both biological causes (Fragile X, Down’s Syndrome) and neglect. Clients reported being much happier with themselves and more confident in managing their difficulties.
• Organised + trained care home staff in supporting service users with dementia. Received excellent ratings.
• Collaborated with external agencies, care homes and multidisciplinary team. Rated highly by collaborators—“You’ve done an excellent job”, “I have great respect for the work you’ve been doing”
• Implementing behavioural program (toileting and cigarette pica) with Challenging Needs Service, training under Board Certified Behavioural Analyst.

IAPT SERVICE, central London, 1 year (CBT, mindfulness, compassion)
• Treated higher-functioning adult clients concerning panic, anger, jealousy, musophobia, suicide and depression following significant career loss. Clients reported that they felt more confident about themselves and able to take on the challenges that life presents; much more at peace than they had felt for a long time; and proud of themselves for conquering longstanding fears.
• Assessed clients for service eligibility + liaised with different services for referrals
• Presented complex cases in team meetings.
• Received excellent feedback on service satisfaction scores.

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National Health Service

Clinical Psychologist (Trainee)

COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH TEAM, central London (CBT, psychodynamic, mindfulness, CFT)
• Treated adult clients with severe and enduring mental health problems (PTSD, anxiety, fear of trains, anger, bipolar disorder, beliefs about spirit possession, schizophrenia and impulsive spending).
• Assessed clients for service eligibility + collaborated with multi-disciplinary team
• Received CTS-R ratings of 4 and 4.4 out of 6 + excellent feedback from clients. One reported that he thought that his condition was ‘hopeless’ after more than 50 years of difficulties, and felt at peace for the first time.

PAEDIATRIC PSYCHOLOGY SERVICE, central London (CBT, systemic, mindfulness)
• Treated children, adolescents and their parents on a range of psychosomatic problems and difficulties linked to underlying medical conditions, including depression, stress, gastrointestinal pains, self-esteem and behavioural management.
• Assessed clients on the paediatric burns ward.
• Received excellent feedback from clients verbally and on service satisfaction scores. One expressed her pleasure that what she learned from therapy had helped her parents to manage their own difficulties better, and in so led to improved family relationships.


Perfecting Your Words

Writing Consultant + Proofreader

•Consulting, coaching and collaborating with academics, designers, and students to fine-tune, research and write articles and reports, published and presented in established international social science journals and conferences.
•Commissioned to research and write four published articles for National Library Board (Singapore) about Singaporean personalities and landmarks

“In twenty years of academic teaching I have yet to encounter a more talented writer.”- Jonathan D. London, author and professor, City University of Hong Kong

“Perpetua always delivered with her writing and editing. I run a boarding house for international students in Singapore, and my students and myself would recommend Perpetua’s writing and editing services. We collaborated for more than three years. Whether for letters, applications or research projects, Perpetua always patiently listened to their stories and then she wrote. She would coach my students with their higher education applications, guiding them patiently, and helping them to clinch the places they wanted internationally. Perpetua got along fantastically with her clients, a great plus for any working relationship. Top that up with very efficient services, I would definitely recommend her!” - Magdalena Gunawan, owner of MG Boarding House

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Career medium 01


Coach + Mentor

•Coached more than 100 local and international (primary school to university) students to achieved desired grades in short times, training for major certificate examinations, entrance examinations and intelligence test performance.
•Collaborated with guardian of established boarding house in Singapore to coach international students.
•Tutored and mentored students from low-income families on a voluntary basis for St Vincent de Paul’s Society.
•Consulted for major presentations, interviews and Higher Education applications, with clients successfully entering competitive Oxbridge courses and winning top scholarships.

"Perpetua has been a great help - Lola's confidence has really grown and she has advanced by several grades in her mocks. Perpetua is obviously very clever and has a fantastic memory for all things chemical and teaches in a clear enthusiastic and interesting way. Big thank you, Cathy " - Mrs Cathy

"We have tried the rest now we got the BEST. My daughter is very happy with her tuition. She is more enthusiastic and understands the principles of chemistry , psychology and the exams in general. Perpetua is a born teacher and a motivator. My daughter is more confident in getting her A grades" -- Mr Tijanni, GP

"Perpetua is a very intelligent teacher equipped with very good teaching skills. She simplifies things I don't understand, and makes the learning process easier and faster. Even for A Math, she taught me ways of remembering complicated trigonometry. She always finds time to teach me, especially before my tests. I was so happy when she came back for a holiday in March so I could have her teach me again, because she knows how to make me understand things. Lessons are fun and three hours pass by very quickly."- Ms Siena


Nanyang Technological University

Research Assistant (Cognitive Psychology)

•Project on cognitive load and chunking presented at Psychonomics Society Conference (Chicago, Illinois, 2008).
•Oversaw designing of 700 graphic stimuli (Adobe Photoshop), planned and wrote program (E-Studio), analysed results (SPSS) and ran experiment on more than 200 participants.

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Private Investigator

•Conducted surveillance on domestic and commercial cases locally and internationally.
•Implemented and oversaw day-to-day administration (accounting, client PR, interviewing PIs, legal reports) of start-up firm


National Junior College

Teaching Assistant

Developed interactive learning program and oversaw laboratory work for the pioneer intake of the Integrated Program, where a select group of students skip their O-Levels and sit for their A-Levels after an intensive multi-disciplinary 4-year program.

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University College London

Doctorate, Clinical Psychology

University of Cambridge

Master of Philosophy (MPhil), Criminological Research

Nanyang Technological University

Bachelor of Arts (BA), Psychology, with a double major in Sociology

National Junior College

GCE A Levels

CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh)

GCE O Levels