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Monisha Dadlani

Monisha Dadlani

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Master of Counselling, Monash University, HK.

Languages: English, Hindi

Monisha is a graduate of Monash University’s Master of Counselling program and a trained paediatric nurse who has worked in private practice for close to two decades. She has extensive experience dealing with all areas of well-being. Monisha is an expert on pre and postnatal issues. Her 10+ years as an OBGYN nurse have given her first-hand experience in caring for those experiencing maternal mental health issues such as postnatal depression, adjusting to parenthood, grieving a miscarriage, and changes associated with the ageing process.

Monisha has also worked extensively with couples, teenagers and adults dealing with mental, emotional and physical issues. She has a deeply empathetic approach when working with clients. Her counselling patient-centred approach draws on a range of therapeutic modalities, including Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

In the last five years, Monica has specialised in working with OBGYN patients, and her calm bedside manner has benefited her many clients in dealing with their trauma. Over the past few years, Monisha has developed her expertise to include counselling. She has supported countless individuals and couples in getting through their most vulnerable periods. Having lived in both the United States and Hong Kong, Monisha perfectly balances East and West approaches. She is an experienced therapist and can capitalise on her experience as a “third culture kid” to work with both children and adults on their social, emotional, academic and cognitive development.

Known for her warmth, care, honesty, and unwavering dedication, Monisha has earned the trust and admiration of her clients. She upholds the highest professional standards as a Hong Kong Society of Counselling and Psychology (HKSCP) member.

 

4-session discount packages are offered for Individual & Couples Therapy 

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

A free 20-minute online introduction is available for new (non LCC) clients.

Please email monisha.dadlani@amindset.hk for more details.

 

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

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing from James Madison University, USA
  • Masters in Counselling from Monash University, Australia
  • Certificate in Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP)
  • Completion of Level 1 Gottman Couples Therapy
  • Certified Clinical Service Provider ADHD ( CCSP-ADHD)

Associations

  • Hong Kong Society of Counselling and Psychology (HKSCP)
  • Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association (HKPCA)
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.

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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

 

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Package of 4 Ind Sessions  Package of 4 Couples Sessions

Packages must be used within 12 weeks of the first booking