Justin Kung

Justin Kung

Master of Counselling, Monash University, HK.

Languages: English & Cantonese. 

Justin’s professional background spans 10+ years in roles across journalism, digital production, career coaching and innovation consultation before completing a Master of Counselling degree and qualifying as a mental health counsellor in 2020. Throughout his shifts across industries, he has always focused on working with people to be the best versions of themselves, whether that meant telling a clearer story, creating a better product or implementing a better solution. Justin is driven by his own experiences, both as a seeker and as a provider of mental health support, to help those struggling to harness the strengths and weaknesses in their mental well-being. He has worked with over 400 clients in one-to-one environments across advising, coaching and counselling work.

Academic and Professional Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology and Economics, Wesleyan University
  • Master of Counselling, Monash University
  • Member, Asian Professional Counselling and Psychology Association
  • International Member, Australian Counselling Association
Nimishaa Mohinani

Nimishaa Mohinani

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Master of Counselling, Monash University, HK.

Languages: English.

As a counsellor, Nimishaa wants to empower her clients with a greater understanding of themselves as well as tools they may need to enhance their own well-being.

Nimishaa believes counselling sessions are a collaborative and safe space for clients to explore their challenges as well as to learn strategies to enhance their experience of life. She uses an integrative approach that includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness techniques.

Nimishaa has been working in the area of mental health and well-being for several years. She began her career in Industrial-Organizational psychology and specializes in leadership training and resilience coaching. Early on in her career, she realized that she had a passion for supporting people’s self-growth and wanted to further develop as a counsellor. This led Nimishaa to acquire a Masters in Counselling at Monash University.

Education & Qualifications:

  • Monash University, Australia – Masters of Counselling
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Masters of Philosophy in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • Tufts University, MA, U.S.A – Bachelors of Psychology
  • Youth Mental First Aid (YMFA) certificate
  • Member: HK Society of Counselling & Psychology (HKSCP)

Find out more about counselling here.      If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here.

A free 20-minute intro consultation is available for new clients. Please email office@amindset.hk for more details.

Schedule Appointment Book a Package of 4 Sessions

Packages must be used within 12 weeks of the first booking.

Nimishaa Mohinani

Nimishaa Mohinani

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Master of Counselling, Monash University, HK.

Languages: English.

As a counsellor, Nimishaa wants to empower her clients with a greater understanding of themselves as well as tools they may need to enhance their own well-being.

Nimishaa believes counselling sessions are a collaborative and safe space for clients to explore their challenges as well as to learn strategies to enhance their experience of life. She uses an integrative approach that includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), and mindfulness techniques.

Nimishaa has been working in the area of mental health and well-being for several years. She began her career in Industrial-Organizational psychology and specializes in leadership training and resilience coaching. Early on in her career, she realized that she had a passion for supporting people’s self-growth and wanted to further develop as a counsellor. This led Nimishaa to acquire a Masters in Counselling at Monash University.

Education & Qualifications:

  • Monash University, Australia – Masters of Counselling
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong – Masters of Philosophy in Industrial-Organizational Psychology
  • Tufts University, MA, U.S.A – Bachelors of Psychology
  • Youth Mental First Aid (YMFA) certificate
  • Member: HK Society of Counselling & Psychology (HKSCP)

Nimishaa offers counselling sessions in English.

  • A free 20-minute intro consultation is available for new clients. Please email office@amindset.hk for more details
  • Discounted packages of 4 are available via the links below

Find out more about counselling here.      If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here.

 

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Packages must be used within 12 weeks of the first booking.

Elise Phillipson

Elise Phillipson

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Psychotherapist and Group Counsellor.

Languages: English, German and Dutch. 

  • Are you feeling weighed down by the pain and anger of your past family dynamics, your parents’ divorce, even though it happened years ago, for example?
  • Do you feel like you have to be perfect all the time because of the constant criticism from your parents growing up? 
  • Do you struggle with expressing your feelings and setting boundaries in your relationships? 
  • Are unresolved issues from childhood causing tension and arguments in your adult relationships? 
  • Is your life negatively impacted by an over-dependence on alcohol or drugs?
  • As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, have you faced rejection and judgment from your family and society?

It’s okay to feel this way. You are not alone. In fact, many people struggle with the after-effects of negative experiences, past and present, which can lead to depression, anxiety, and anger issues.

It’s not uncommon to carry unresolved childhood trauma into adulthood, impacting every aspect of your life. But there is hope for healing. Through a psychodynamic and psychoanalytic approach, we can work through these emotions and find ways to cope and move forward.

Communication is key in any relationship, but it can be especially challenging when you’ve grown up in a social and family environment that didn’t communicate effectively. If you struggle to express your own needs and boundaries, I can help you learn how to communicate more effectively and build stronger relationships.

Betrayals and broken promises can make it hard to trust others and be vulnerable. But it’s important to remember that not everyone is the same. Together, we can work on building trust and learning how to open up in a safe and supportive environment.

As a psychotherapist working with a range of modalities, I can help you work through life’s challenges which will enable you to find a path towards healthier relationships, at a professional and personal level. 

If you’re worried about being judged or misunderstood, please know that I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for all my clients. 

I also have worked extensively with the LBBTQ+ community and can understand the unique challenges and experiences you may face. I can provide a space where you can feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings so you can work through the trauma of rejection, judgment and misunderstandings and learn how to accept and love yourself for who you are.

I understand the challenges you’re facing, and I want to help you break free from the unhealthy patterns of your past. Together, we can explore the root causes of these patterns, work through the unresolved trauma and conflicts that are holding you back and find ways to create new, healthier habits to help you live your best life, creating intergenerational change. 

Together, we’ll help you overcome feelings of insecurity and unworthiness, and learn how to express your needs, boundaries, and emotions in healthy ways.

And please don’t worry about dredging up painful memories from your past. We’ll move at your pace and create a safe and supportive environment for you to express your feelings without fear of judgment or misunderstanding.

I understand that some people may be hesitant to seek therapy, but my approach is different. I use a psychodynamic and psychoanalytic approach, which means I’ll help you uncover the root of your problems, and we’ll work through them together.

I understand that seeking therapy can be daunting, but it’s important to prioritize your mental health and well-being. If you’ve had bad experiences with therapy in the past, I invite you to give it another try with me. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel heard and supported.

Don’t let your past family dynamics hold you back any longer. Let’s work together towards a happier and healthier future.

I know that time and money can be a concern, but investing in your mental health is an investment in yourself and your future.

If you’re ready to break free from the weight of your past and create a brighter future, don’t let your objections hold you back from getting the help you need. Let’s work together towards a happier and more fulfilling future. 

I offer flexible scheduling options and affordable rates to make therapy accessible to everyone. 

About Elise

I am a psychotherapist who is committed to helping those going through transitions in their lives – voluntary or involuntary – and including LGBTQ+ communities. Using different counselling modalities, I help you learn how to accept and embrace change, look forward and build or discover new opportunities. I believe in working with you and in taking a collaborative approach to help you alleviate your troubles and to reach your goals (usually in around 12 sessions). If you want or need to go deeper, we can take our time and look at the root causes of your hurt and pain, using psychotherapeutic methods, including psychodynamics, psychoanalysis and existential therapy.

I work from the premise that there are external and internal influences that create how we live in and react to the world. That it is a mix of both as creative beliefs that we are not good enough, carrying the burdens and behaviours of the past, that we are somehow broken, not worthy, or at fault. These beliefs create behaviour and thinking patterns that are there to prove to ourselves that these beliefs are right.

As a psychotherapist, it is my role in your life to create a safe, supported space for you to help you, as the expert in your life, to unravel the origins of these beliefs and see if they still apply. 

The therapeutic process is built on trust, unconditional positive regard and compassionate, open-minded listening from the therapist. It is the therapeutic relationship that will be of most benefit to you and therefore therapy will be geared towards your wants, needs and preferences.

I use a wide range of therapeutic modalities to work with you, as I believe that as each person is unique, there is no one-size-fits-all therapy. When we work through your issues or trauma, I apply and adapt Psychodynamic Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, and other focused psychological strategies.

I also facilitate group counselling, in which I work with women going through the [peri-]menopause who are looking for support as I go through this prolonged, impactful change. To join, or find out more about these groups, please schedule a free 20 minute initial assessment by emailing office@mindset.hk.

I am Dutch but born in Germany and raised in Hong Kong, so I had a multicultural, tri-lingual upbringing. My background is in the service industry and in teaching, applicable parts of which influence my psychotherapy methods.

Professional Registrations and Memberships:

I have the following professional memberships/registrations:

  • Hong Kong – Registered with the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association and associate member of the Psychotherapy Society of Hong Kong.
  • Australia – Certified Practicing Counsellor (Level 2) registered with the Australian Counselling Association.
  • United Kingdom – Registered graduate member of the British Psychology Society.

Core Psychology and Psychotherapy Qualifications:

Batchelor of Science (Honours) Psychology with Counselling, First, Open University,  United Kingdom

Master of Counselling, Monash University, Australia

Specialist Training:

I have undertaken and am currently following specialist training from the following institutions: Beck Institute (USA), Internal Family Systems Institute (USA), Pink Therapy (UK), Mental Health Academy (Australia) and Tavistock and Portman, NHS Foundation Trust (UK). 

This gives me the knowledge and skill to work in a range of specialisations and issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Distress resulting from
    • dysfunctional upbringing.
    • Trauma
  • Self-esteem and self-belief issues.
  • Anger (and Violence)
  • Life events: bereavement, divorce, empty nest, menopause to name a few

Elise offers counselling sessions in English, German and Dutch.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here.

  • A free 20-minute intro consultation is available for new clients. Please email office@amindset.hk for more details
  • Discounted packages of 4 are available via the links below

 

Schedule Appointment

Package of 4 Ind Sessions  Package of 4 Couples Sessions

Packages must be used within 12 weeks of the first booking

 

Elise Phillipson

Elise Phillipson – Dubai

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Package of 4 Ind Sessions Package of 4 Couples Sessions

Psychotherapist and Group Counsellor.

Languages: English, German and Dutch. 

  • Are you feeling weighed down by the pain and anger of your past family dynamics, your parents’ divorce, even though it happened years ago, for example?
  • Do you feel like you have to be perfect all the time because of the constant criticism from your parents growing up? 
  • Do you struggle with expressing your feelings and setting boundaries in your relationships? 
  • Are unresolved issues from childhood causing tension and arguments in your adult relationships? 
  • Is your life negatively impacted by an over-dependence on alcohol or drugs?
  • As a member of the LGBTQ+ community, have you faced rejection and judgment from your family and society?

It’s okay to feel this way. You are not alone. In fact, many people struggle with the after-effects of negative experiences, past and present, which can lead to depression, anxiety, and anger issues.

It’s not uncommon to carry unresolved childhood trauma into adulthood, impacting every aspect of your life. But there is hope for healing. Through a psychodynamic and psychoanalytic approach, we can work through these emotions and find ways to cope and move forward.

Communication is key in any relationship, but it can be especially challenging when you’ve grown up in a social and family environment that didn’t communicate effectively. If you struggle to express your own needs and boundaries, I can help you learn how to communicate more effectively and build stronger relationships.

Betrayals and broken promises can make it hard to trust others and be vulnerable. But it’s important to remember that not everyone is the same. Together, we can work on building trust and learning how to open up in a safe and supportive environment.

As a psychotherapist working with a range of modalities, I can help you work through life’s challenges which will enable you to find a path towards healthier relationships, at a professional and personal level. 

If you’re worried about being judged or misunderstood, please know that I provide a safe and non-judgmental space for all my clients. 

I also have worked extensively with the LBBTQ+ community and can understand the unique challenges and experiences you may face. I can provide a space where you can feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings so you can work through the trauma of rejection, judgment and misunderstandings and learn how to accept and love yourself for who you are.

I understand the challenges you’re facing, and I want to help you break free from the unhealthy patterns of your past. Together, we can explore the root causes of these patterns, work through the unresolved trauma and conflicts that are holding you back and find ways to create new, healthier habits to help you live your best life, creating intergenerational change. 

Together, we’ll help you overcome feelings of insecurity and unworthiness, and learn how to express your needs, boundaries, and emotions in healthy ways.

And please don’t worry about dredging up painful memories from your past. We’ll move at your pace and create a safe and supportive environment for you to express your feelings without fear of judgment or misunderstanding.

I understand that some people may be hesitant to seek therapy, but my approach is different. I use a psychodynamic and psychoanalytic approach, which means I’ll help you uncover the root of your problems, and we’ll work through them together.

I understand that seeking therapy can be daunting, but it’s important to prioritize your mental health and well-being. If you’ve had bad experiences with therapy in the past, I invite you to give it another try with me. My goal is to create a safe and non-judgmental space where you can feel heard and supported.

Don’t let your past family dynamics hold you back any longer. Let’s work together towards a happier and healthier future.

I know that time and money can be a concern, but investing in your mental health is an investment in yourself and your future.

If you’re ready to break free from the weight of your past and create a brighter future, don’t let your objections hold you back from getting the help you need. Let’s work together towards a happier and more fulfilling future. 

I offer flexible scheduling options and affordable rates to make therapy accessible to everyone. 

About Elise

I am a psychotherapist who is committed to helping those going through transitions in their lives – voluntary or involuntary – and including LGBTQ+ communities. Using different counselling modalities, I help you learn how to accept and embrace change, look forward and build or discover new opportunities. I believe in working with you and in taking a collaborative approach to help you alleviate your troubles and to reach your goals (usually in around 12 sessions). If you want or need to go deeper, we can take our time and look at the root causes of your hurt and pain, using psychotherapeutic methods, including psychodynamics, psychoanalysis and existential therapy.

I work from the premise that there are external and internal influences that create how we live in and react to the world. That it is a mix of both as creative beliefs that we are not good enough, carrying the burdens and behaviours of the past, that we are somehow broken, not worthy, or at fault. These beliefs create behaviour and thinking patterns that are there to prove to ourselves that these beliefs are right.

As a psychotherapist, it is my role in your life to create a safe, supported space for you to help you, as the expert in your life, to unravel the origins of these beliefs and see if they still apply. 

The therapeutic process is built on trust, unconditional positive regard and compassionate, open-minded listening from the therapist. It is the therapeutic relationship that will be of most benefit to you and therefore therapy will be geared towards your wants, needs and preferences.

I use a wide range of therapeutic modalities to work with you, as I believe that as each person is unique, there is no one-size-fits-all therapy. When we work through your issues or trauma, I apply and adapt Psychodynamic Therapy, Psychoanalytic Therapy, Internal Family Systems Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, and other focused psychological strategies.

I also facilitate group counselling, in which I work with women going through the [peri-]menopause who are looking for support as I go through this prolonged, impactful change. To join, or find out more about these groups, please schedule a free 20 minute initial assessment by emailing office@mindset.hk.

I am Dutch but born in Germany and raised in Hong Kong, so I had a multicultural, tri-lingual upbringing. My background is in the service industry and in teaching, applicable parts of which influence my psychotherapy methods.

Professional Registrations and Memberships:

I have the following professional memberships/registrations:

  • Hong Kong – Registered with the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association and associate member of the Psychotherapy Society of Hong Kong.
  • Australia – Certified Practicing Counsellor (Level 2) registered with the Australian Counselling Association.
  • United Kingdom – Registered graduate member of the British Psychology Society.

Core Psychology and Psychotherapy Qualifications:

Batchelor of Science (Honours) Psychology with Counselling, First, Open University,  United Kingdom

Master of Counselling, Monash University, Australia

Specialist Training:

I have undertaken and am currently following specialist training from the following institutions: Beck Institute (USA), Internal Family Systems Institute (USA), Pink Therapy (UK), Mental Health Academy (Australia) and Tavistock and Portman, NHS Foundation Trust (UK). 

This gives me the knowledge and skill to work in a range of specialisations and issues:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Distress resulting from
    • dysfunctional upbringing.
    • Trauma
  • Self-esteem and self-belief issues.
  • Anger (and Violence)
  • Life events: bereavement, divorce, empty nest, menopause to name a few

Elise offers counselling sessions in English, German and Dutch.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here.

  • A free 20-minute intro consultation is available for new clients. Please email office@amindset.hk for more details
  • Discounted packages of 4 are available via the links below

 

Book Ind Appointment

Book Couples Appointment

Package of 4 Ind Sessions

Package of 4 Couples Sessions

 

Packages must be used within 12 weeks of the first booking

 

Dr. Jaideep Sengupta

Dr. Jaideep Sengupta

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Master of Counselling, Monash University, HK.

Languages: English.

Jaideep holds a PhD in Management (with a background in Psychology), and a Masters in Counselling. His approach to counselling draws on his academic background, his 25+ years of experience as a university professor with experience in Europe, Asia, and the US, as well as his formal counsellor training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance-Commitment Therapy. Jaideep believes that a few fundamentals underlie all counselling techniques: compassion, empathy, and non-judgmental listening. Mental health issues become worse when they are ignored, and when the individual does not have a safe space to speak out about those issues. Jaideep approaches every session, and every client, with a commitment to providing that safe space, and with the goal of maximizing each individual’s sense of self-worth. He looks forward to helping you embark on your own healing journey.

Focal areas of interest: Anxiety/Depression; Relationship Issues; Couples Therapy.

Qualifications:

  • MBA (Indian Institute of Management), PhD in Management (UCLA),
  • Master of Counselling, Monash University.
    • Trained in Gottman Method Couples Therapy (Levels 1 and 2)

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here.

A free 20-minute intro consultation is available for new clients. Please email office@amindset.hk for more details.

Schedule Appointment

 Package of Four Individual Sessions


Package of Four Couples Sessions

 

Jaideep’s Testimonials:

We are truly thankful for Jaideep’s help with our pre-marital counselling sessions. Although we approached this with an exploratory mindset, Jaideep was accommodating and professional in dealing with the issues we faced as a couple entering marriage. His sessions were well thought through and structured, but also remained flexible to help deal with and prioritise any ad hoc problems that arose. We are so blessed to have Jaideep’s wisdom in these sessions and will continue to draw on the techniques and tools we learned from him in our relationship journey ahead.  J. P. & M. K. – Hong Kong

I am so grateful to have Dr Jaideep as my counsellor. I really look forward to every session, as his questions tend to give me a new perspective and a lot of self-discovery. His sessions are always very structured and well thought out. He also puts in a lot of time and effort to understand his clients. It’s clear that he always revisits notes from all our sessions and remembers the details from previous conversations. He ties these important details together when appropriate and lets me view the situations from a completely different lens. He modifies the sessions based on his client’s personality and working style. Using myself as an example, he will always give me some thought-provoking homework for me to reflect on, which I found tremendously helpful.  S. T. – Hong Kong

I am so glad I found the AMindset team with their low-cost and affordable counselling services. I cannot thank Jaideep enough for the counselling he provided. For too long, I was dealing with anger and anxiety. Jaideep helped me understand how these issues developed and affected my life and those around me. In just 6 months, Jaideep helped me develop a greater understanding of myself and gave me the tools and techniques to get back to living the life I want to live.   Daniel Mullin – Hong Kong

Jaideep saved my marriage and made me mentally healthy again! During COVID, I was very stressed both at work and at home. It was a turning point for me when I met Jaideep at Amindset. I could not thank him enough for his magic work – he helped me unlock my inside struggle and patiently guided me to have more positive thinking. He is very observant and professional – he remembers things we said and draws connections for me to realise how things come together. Moreover, I particularly appreciate his wealth of experience and knowledge in life which enables him to offer different perspectives every time. Also, I want to take this opportunity to thank Amindest’s low-cost counselling services and Liz McCaughey!   Anon – Hong Kong

 

Byron McCaughey

Byron McCaughey

 

Business Counselling Solutions.

 

Byron’s coaching style is practical and actionable. The aim is to support entrepreneurs in their quest to build successful businesses while maintaining their mental health and wellbeing. 

Byron is currently a Business Coach in Residence for Imperial College London, where he supports founding teams ranging from FinTech to medical device companies. He was co-founder of a consumer technology start-up in London, which ran for three years before folding in 2020. Ten years of prior global business experience helped build the start-up into a successful venture-capital backed business. In addition, he takes an active role in supporting the mental health of the entrepreneurial community, regularly writing blog articles and hosting a podcast

Byron completed his full-time Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Imperial College in 2017 and is currently on an accredited pathway at the University of Melbourne to becoming a registered psychologist.
 
 
Connect with Byron on LinkedIn
 
Byron will be available for coaching sessions from late May 22 – details to follow

Find out more about our services here

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here

 

 

 

                                 

Kelly Hutchison

Kelly Hutchison

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Master of Counselling Monash University. ONLINE SESSIONS ONLY

Languages: English. 

Kelly is a corporate executive by background, with 20+ years of working across multiple industries and geographies.  She is also a qualified executive coach. She loves working with clients who are motivated to change and ready to look inward.  Often, people come to counselling with a sense of disconnect or a gut feeling that something isn’t working or isn’t where it should be.  Kelly’s own journey in therapy began with this ‘dissonance’, and she loves working with her clients to discover (or re-discover) who they really are, and what they really want.  The answers to our challenges in life nearly always lie within us, and Kelly works with her clients to build the confidence and self-belief they need to make a productive change and live a life that is true to themselves.  Inevitably, meaningful change results in uncertainty and turbulence, and Kelly’s focus on building resilience and adaptability helps her clients to navigate this change with greater clarity, calm, and purpose.

Kelly’s clients describe her as warm, open, supportive, and unconventional.  Sessions are often a mix of laughter and tears as clients work to understand and challenge themselves in a safe, caring environment. Kelly’s approach is person-centred, drawing on a range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI); she is also a student of the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy. She has a wide range of interests including women’s identity and confidence, life transitions, trauma, healthy ageing, couples & relationships, and men’s mental health. ​  She also enjoys working in underserved communities, particularly with adults with special needs.

In her free time, Kelly can be found on the water or on one of Hong Kong’s beautiful trails.  She was born and raised in the US and is also an Australian citizen and Hong Kong Permanent Resident.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us here.

A free 20-minute intro consultation is available for new clients. Please email office@amindset.hk for more details.

(discounted packages of 4 are available via the links below)

 

Schedule an Appointment    Book a Package of 4 Ind Sessions

Book a Package of 4 Couples Sessions

 

Qualifications:

  • Master of Counselling, Monash University, Australia
  • Master of Applied Science (Innovation & Organisation Dynamics), RMIT University, Australia
  • Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts/Music), Florida State University, USA
  • Executive Coaching – Level Two Coach, Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership, Australia

Member, Hong Kong Society of Counselling & Psychology

Member, Australian Counselling Association

Member, Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association

Articles by Kelly:

Re-entering the Outside World

“Doing” Leadership