Our Clinical Team

Clinicians from around the world and all with the passion for recovery.

Prem Kumar Shanmugam

Prem Kumar Shanmugam

MA Research (Pyschology, Singapore) MSocSc (Counselling, Australia) Bachelors (Pyschology, USA) MSCAT (L4), MCPAC (L4 Supp) CAOD (AUS), CCS (AUS)

CEO & Clinical Director

Dr Prem Kumar Shanmugam is CEO and Clinical Director of Solace Sabah Addiction Retreat. He has worked in the field of addictions and psychology for more than 10 years. 

Prem is the President of the Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (Singapore) and the Regional Director of the Asia Pacific Certification Board (Singapore) while being one of the founding members as well. Prem is a psychologist, psychotherapist, trainer, facilitator and is actively involved in research in the addiction field. He works with people with addiction issues from all walks of life exposed to multicultural settings. 

Prem specializes in developing and evaluating substance abuse treatment programmes and group. He brings with him vast experience in working with relationship issues, marital counseling one interpersonal issues. Prem is a certified practitioner in Management of Family Violence Counseling with the Ministry of Community Development Youth and Sports. 

Prem reviews and writes articles and frequently presents at international conferences. 

Prem has authored two handbooks for Masters Students on a counseling course with a UK based University and Treatment Manuals for addictions treatment programme in Solace. 

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