Damien Kwok

Damien Kwok

Master of Counselling Student, Monash University HK.

Fee: HK$350 per 50mins. 

Languages: English and Cantonese. 

Damien is committed to helping people share their struggles, explore their strengths, and take steps to move toward a more resilient and fulfilling way of living. He works with adolescents and adults who need support for difficulties in emotional regulation, relationships, self-image, health issues, and problematic behaviour.

Damien draws from a variety of counselling methods, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, to work with clients in a safe, supportive, and collaborative relationship with an individualized approach that meets each person’s unique situation and needs. Sometimes, people just need to be heard and understood without judgment. Other times, they look to gain a deeper understanding of their thoughts and feelings, more clarity on their difficulties, and find ways to move forward. He helps clients build self-awareness, clarify values, and identify their strengths to find realistic action plans to work with their issues.

Damien believes we all have the capacity for personal growth and making changes in life. Maintaining our health and well-being is a set of skills we can all learn and practice in our life.

Damien is available for Low-Cost Counselling (LCC) sessions in English and Cantonese.

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Melissa Chim

Melissa Chim

Master of Counselling, Monash University, HK.

Fee: HK$1,150 per 50mins. 

Languages: English, Cantonese and Mandarin. 

Melissa is a Hong Kong and England and Wales qualified lawyer. She is also a mediator and has worked in the financial services industry before she joined a statutory body. Her time in the legal and finance sectors gives her insight into work-related issues, such as stress, anxiety, sleep disorders, burnout and depression. Melissa enjoys working with adults on professional development and, in particular, helping working women develop a healthy and balanced approach to career progression. Melissa believes in a person-centred approach to therapy, tailoring each session to the needs of each client. The aim is to work with clients to untangle issues that may be holding them back and to formulate a clear path towards achieving their goals.

Melissa has spent most of her life in Hong Kong and considers this home. She studied in Hong Kong, Malaysia and Singapore and, having travelled extensively for work, Melissa is also familiar with issues that both children and adults face as a result of relocation. She is passionate about helping clients harness their own strengths to navigate major transitions.

Melissa is also an advocate for LGBTQ rights in Hong Kong and would love to offer a safe and confidential space to discuss any issues you may have.

Melissa is available for counselling services in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.

Find out more 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

Master of Counselling, Monash University, HK.

Fee: HK$1,150 per 50mins. 

Languages: English, German and Dutch. 

Elise is a counsellor who is committed to helping those going through transitions in their lives – voluntary or involuntary – and including LGBTQ+ communities. She helps them learn how to accept and embrace change, look forward and build or discover new opportunities. Elise believes in working with you and in taking a collaborative approach to help you alleviate your troubles and to reach your goals. The therapeutic process is built on trust, unconditional positive regard and compassionate, and 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.

Elise was born and raised in Germany and Hong Kong and has a multicultural, tri-lingual background in the service industry and in teaching.
She offers counselling sessions in English, German and Dutch.

Qualifications:
BSc (Hons) Psych Coun (Open), Psychology with Counselling, First
Master of Counselling, Monash University

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.

HK$1,150 per 50 min session – (discounted packages of 4 are available via the link below)

NOTE: Elsie’s present clients, on HK$850 per session, may be able to continue at this cost for a period of time – please contact Elise for further information

 

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Chris Dudgeon

Chris Dudgeon

Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist

Fee: HK$1,150 per 50mins.

Languages: English.

I am Psychotherapist working most often with adults and adolescents who wish to separate from anxiety (specific and general) and addictions (substance and process), as well those recovering from the effects of trauma. I also routinely work with relationship issues, problematic patterns of thinking and behaviour, body image and issues relating to sex, shame and guilt.

I believe we have innate abilities to grow emotionally and self-heal, but our environments (our culture, family of origin, and societal narratives) recruit us into believing this is not the case: that we are not good enough, cannot cope or are in some other way ‘broken’. I see it as my role as a psychotherapist to create a safe and supportive environment where you can explore these issues, build awareness around them and make choices about how to move froward and live your life differently.

I practice from a Humanistic position, that you are the expert in your life and by exploring who you are outside of the problem you are facing, we can identify the strengths, knowledge and values needed to work with the discomfort or pain you have been experiencing. I work integratively by drawing from a wide variety of methods to create a treatment in collaboration with you, which is specific to you. My trauma work is informed by Narrative Therapy together with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Mindfulness.

I also facilitate counselling groups for men wishing to separate from unhelpful sexual behaviours and to live in more fulfilling and loving relationships. To find out about joining one, please schedule a free 20-minute assessment by emailing office@amindset.hk.

I am committed to working with my clients to the highest levels of practice standards with regard to ethics, technical expertise and client care. I practice within the strict professional guidelines of the Hong Kong Society of Counselling & Psychology and constantly review and improve my practice by undertaking ongoing training to ensure the most up-to-date research informs my work.

Originally from Scotland, I have enjoyed a varied career, holding leadership positions in global professional service firms, an MBA (UK) and professional finance qualifications (UK and Australia). All of which bring depth and breadth to my psychotherapy work.

Psychotherapy Training

Master of Counselling, Monash University, Australia

One Year Training in Narrative Therapy, Dulwich Centre, Australia

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety, The Beck Institute, USA

Trauma-Informed Practice, Trauma-Focused CBT, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Dialectal Behavioural Therapy, The Association for Psychological Therapies, UK

Re-membering and Reclaiming Lives from Abuse, Dulwich Centre, Australia

Motivational Interviewing, The Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust, UK

Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, The Institute for Solutions-Focused Therapy, UK

Gottman Method Couples Therapy, The Gottman Institute, USA

Chris offers psychotherapy and counselling in English.

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

HK$1,150 per 50 min session – (discounted packages of 4 are available via the link below)

​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.