Low-Cost Counselling (LCC)

What is a Low-Cost Counselling Service?

 

The Low-Cost Counselling (LCC) program is available for people who cannot afford regular therapy prices in Hong Kong.  The first booking must be made through our lead counsellor and supervisor, Liz McCaughey

To apply for LCC counselling, please complete our intake questionnaire:

AMindset’s low-cost mental health service is provided by students and qualified counsellors both in Hong Kong and globally.

Our Mission

At this time of increasing anxiety and stress over the health of ourselves and our families and the uncertain economic and political future, implementing the LCC program provides an affordable opportunity to benefit from professional help. Our LLC service includes anxiety treatment, stress relief and other mental health therapies. The services will be offered in face-to-face or online format. Mental health is not just about personal development but deals with family harmony, social stability and economic wellbeing. We aim to offer affordable counselling both globally and in Hong Kong.

 

Meet our Qualified Masters and Student Masters of Counselling Team

 

Bookings for the LCC must be made through Liz McCaughey. If you are experiencing difficulty completing the form,

please email liz@amindset.hk

We are here to help

Background of LCC

Offering affordable Counselling both globally and in Hong Kong

Liz McCaughey, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a recognised clinical supervisor for Monash University, initiated Low-Cost Counselling. This is an affordable, robust and sustainable counselling service to help improve the psychological wellness of the Hong Kong people.

With its population of 7+ million inhabitants, mental health problems are not uncommon among Hong Kong’s (HK) local and expat communities. Although HK is a vibrant and exciting place to live in, the densely packed population and the high expectations of adults and children have resulted in mental health challenges that are multi-faceted and problematic. These challenges are exacerbated by the lack of trained therapists, the cost of individual therapy and a general lack of awareness about the benefits that therapy, including counselling and psychotherapy, can offer.

In particular, the stress facing HK teachers and students is a collective issue of concern. And the levels of stress in the workforce have been identified as particularly problematic with millennials. However, all levels of HK society are affected by depression, work stress and general anxiety disorders.

The recent protests and disturbances, along with the dramatic worldwide effects of the coronavirus pandemic, have only increased the mental health problems in the HK population and heightened the need for affordable counselling/therapy services.

Despite the pain and confusion associated with mental health issues, HK people suffer in silence because of a lack of awareness and/or social taboos.

Liz McCaughey, herself a graduate of Monash University’s Master of Counselling course, saw the opportunity to help the students gain the necessary practice hours while, at the same time, helping the local population with affordable therapy. All members of the AMINDSET team are personally monitored by Liz with professional Clinical Supervision both to help the students grow and to ensure the continuing high standard of the service.

How much is Low-Cost Counselling (LCC)?

LCC session prices start at HK$350 (online or face-to-face) for a 50 min appointment with our Student Team and HK$450 (online only) with our Qualified Team.

Qualified Team Restrictions

  • Max of 4 x HK$450 to be used within 6 weeks from the first booking date.
  • Max of 6 x HK$650 to be used within 10 weeks of first booking date.

 

How long does a session of Low Cost Counselling (LCC) last?

Weekly 50-minute appointments are recommended. These can be Face-to-Face at our Central location or Online using a variety of platforms.

Ethical Practice

Liz McCaughey will be the clinical supervisor for all of the therapists who are engaged in the LCC program.

Register your interest

The LCC offers discounted and very affordable professional counselling sessions in HK and abroad

Please complete the intake questionnaire to start your journey to improved well-being

The opportunity to take advantage of this initiative is open to all individuals, businesses or institutions who seek better psychological wellness at an individual and collective level. if you would like more information, email

office@amindset.hk

“Mental health is fundamental to our collective and individual ability as humans to think, emote, interact with each other, earn a living and enjoy life. On this basis, the promotion, protection and restoration of mental health can be regarded as a vital concern of individuals, communities and societies throughout the world.”

— World Health Organisation (WHO)