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Inner Quest Centre Welcomes You


"Your experience of life is not based on your life, but what you pay attention to"

Dr. Ivan Zy Lim


A Bit About
Inner Quest Centre

Does psychology as an import from Western culture adequately explain Eastern behaviour. Are its methods of therapy appropriate?

In the West, psychotherapy theories essentially stress autonomous, self-actualisation, and individualism. Chinese societies have different cultural characteristics, such as collective values, the virtue of harmony, and transcending conflict. There are many differences that exist between Eastern and Western cultures. In view of all these and Asian clients’ expectations, the counselling of Asian clients requires a readjustment of the counselling relationship and the counselling process to provide culturally relevant therapy

Every person is affected by his or her own culture so culturally competent psychotherapy is needed for every patient irrespective of his or her ethnic, racial, cultural or socio-economic background.

Culturally competent psychotherapy requires three levels of adjustments for patients of diversified ethnic and cultural backgrounds. Proper technical adjustments are needed in the area of therapist-patient relationships, communications, therapeutic focus, and choice of therapy models. Relevant theoretical modifications are suggested for issues related to the concepts of “self,” body and mind, interpersonal dependency, personality development, defense mechanism and coping. As for philosophical reorientation, suitable attention is indicated for the matter of lifestyle choice, soul and spirituality, and meaning of maturity.

Inner Quest Centre serves as a meeting place between east and west by fusing Eastern philosophy with Western process that integrates several research-based approaches. We provide an approach to learning and living well that bridges the gap between the spiritual, the psychological and the practical which more adequately explain Eastern/Asian  behaviour. It addresses the cognitive, emotional, behavioural, philosophical, somatic, spiritual and the major features of Asian culture, and how they influence counselling practice.


Your emotional and spiritual health and happiness is important! We understand that we are complicated beings and our issues are often confusing. With a diversity of specialty areas, We can provide help with most adolescent and adult issues with which you are struggling. There is help for individuals, couples, families and groups.

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Training / Programme

  • Holistic Health

  • Mindfulness

  • Mental Wellness

  • Trauma Awareness

  • Addiction Awareness


Group Therapy

  • Mixed-Gender Process Group

  • Process Group for Young Professionals

  • Women’s Process Group for Victims of Betrayal

  • Betrayed Partners’ Group for Women (10-12 weeks)

  • Betrayed Partners’ Group for Men (10-12 weeks)


Couple Therapy

  • Betrayal Bonds, Affairs and Infidelity

  • Cybersex, Sex and Porn Addiction

  • Ineffective Communication and Inability to Manage Conflict

  • Life Issues-Illness, Loss, Death and Disability

  • Loss of Respect

  • Personality Issues in One or Both Partners

  • Parenting Differences

  • Money and Work

  • Blended Family Challenges

  • Alcohol, Drug or Gambling Addiction

  • Traumatic or Life-Changing Events

  • Domestic Violence


Individual Therapy

  • Adjustment Disorders

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety Disorders-Panic, Phobias and Anxiety

  • Behavioral Addictions

  • Eating Disorders

  • Financial, Money and Work disorders

  • Grief & Loss

  • Infidelity and Betrayal

  • Mood Disorders-Depression

  • Parenting and Co-Parent Counseling

  • Personality Disorders

  • Psychosomatic Disorders

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Stress Reduction

  • Transsexual & Transgender Issues

  • Trauma & Dissociation

Upcoming Events

  • Mindfulness Practice
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    Focus on your goals and grow your self-awareness with Mindfulness. Learn to become more mindfully conscious, manage healthier relationships, and promote both professional balance and peace within.
  • Stress Less Mindfulness for Teens
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    Young people are often too busy and can't find time to just be. They have a head full of anxious thought, are easily distracted, often stressed. Mindfulness is an approach to life that involves paying attention to the present moment and can help us to be calm in time of stress or difficulty.
  • Clinical Trauma Professional Training Course
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    This trauma competency training can revolutionise the way you work with trauma survivors and dramatically improve your treatment outcomes.
  • Relationship Naikan - Self Reflection for Couples
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    Relationship NAIKAN: A very effective tools to reflect on relationships with friends, parents, siblings and especially on those couples who are having difficulty and contemplating separation or divorce. Let’s learn more, Try it and see. It’s the only way.
  • Certification in Asian Psychotherapy
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    The Certification Program is a comprehensive educational opportunity, providing training and practice in three methods of Asian Psychology, Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism.
  • Certificate in Adlerian Integrative Psychotherapy
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    Adlerian Psychotherapy is based on Adlerian approach of Individual Psychology, a holistic approach that gives depth and breadth in understanding individuals, couples and families. It will enhance anyone’s therapeutic practice.This program may be taken for credit as electives in the MPsy program.
  • The Psychology of Dr. Alfred Adler - An Introduction
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    The 10-hour course is designed to introduce the participants to the significant contributions to psychology made by Dr. Alfred Adler.
  • The Voyage℠ Self-Reflection Retreat 2021
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    Myanmar (Burma)
    A 7-Day Retreat Let's understand ourselves more deeply for our family, friends and business. - For your life from now on - 'renew, restore, rediscover'.

What Patients Say

"I have done other work in the past but this seems to have struck a chord of change within, not just a ‘Right, this is a strategy’… That never, ever worked for me. It’s something fundamentally, I hope, I feel very optimistic, has changed with my acceptance of these feelings..............I discovered that I can do what needs to be done in my life, whether I feel like it or not."

(Fifteen years of periodic episodes of manic depression)



Clinic 1: Triple One Somerset

Clinic 2: Telok Blangah Road

Clinic 3: Kay Siang Road



Clinic 1: Skudai, Taman Ungku Tun Aminah

Clinic 2: Kulai, Bandar Indhpura

Singapore +65 8233-2989 ~ Malaysia +60 17-747-9898