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Kelly Hutchison

Kelly Hutchison

Master of Counselling Monash University.

Fee: HK$1,150 per 50mins. 

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.

HK$1,150 per 50 min Individual Session

HK$1,450 per 50 min Couples Session

(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

 

Chris Dudgeon

Chris Dudgeon

Psychotherapist, Narrative Practitioner & Group Counsellor. 

Individual Therapy: HK$1,150 per 50mins

Couples Therapy: HK$1450 per 50mins

Languages: English. Availability: Wed 6-9pm: Fri 12-2pm: Sat 8-5pm

Do you want to break free from substance use, anxiety or other problematic coping methods?

I am a psychotherapist specialising in helping people separate from anxieties (specific and general), addictions (substance as well as processes such as sex or food), distressed eating and the effects of trauma. This also involves relationship issues, problematic thinking and behaviour patterns, body image and sex, shame and guilt. These problematic coping mechanisms are often tangled up with underlying pain and distress, which remains hidden from us, and I work with clients in a two-step process to resolve this.

As a psychotherapist, I use a variety of counselling modalities to help clients separate from their presenting problems to create relief and space in their lives (normally over the course of 12 sessions). For those who then wish to, I focus psychotherapeutically on the long-term causes of pain and distress using Narrative Therapy over a longer period of time.

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 forward and live your life differently.

I practice from a Narrative 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, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion-Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Mindfulness.

As a Group Counsellor, I facilitate support groups for men wishing to separate from unhelpful sexual behaviours and to work through life transitions and other aspects of identity. To find out about joining one, please schedule a free 20-minute assessment by emailing: Chris.Dudgeon@amindset.hk.

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.

Professional registrations and memberships:

I am an internationally trained, qualified and registered Psychotherapist, Counsellor and  Narrative Practitioner. 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 registered with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia and the Australian Counselling Association.
  • United Kingdom – Registered practicing member with the Addiction Professionals Registration Body & Network and member of the National Counselling Society.

Core Psychotherapy training

  • Master of Counselling, Monash University, Australia
  • Level 4 professional training in Narrative Therapy, Dulwich Centre, Australia
  • Master of Narrative Therapy and Community Work, University of Melbourne, Australia (ongoing, complete 2024)

Specialist Training

I have undertaken extensive specialist training delivered by the following institutions: Association for Psychological Therapies (UK), Beck Institute (USA), The Dulwich Centre (Australia), Gottman Institute (USA), Institute for Solutions-Focused Therapy (UK), Monash University (Australia), Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust (UK) and University of Melbourne (Australia).

This training has equipped me with specialist knowledge and the skill to work in a range of well-being issues:

  • Anxieties – Obsessive-compulsive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, separation anxiety and social anxiety.
  • Addictions – Alcohol and other substances, gambling, internet/gaming and sex/porn.
  • Trauma – I have been trained to work in a trauma-informed way to support clients who have experienced physical, emotional or sexual abuse, neglect, household dysfunction and other adverse childhood experiences. I have also been trained to work directly with post-traumatic stress disorder.
  • Distressed eating – Binge eating disorder, bulimia nervosa, anorexia nervosa as well as general emotional/distressed eating.

Whilst my primary therapeutic modality is Narrative Therapy, I have also been trained in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectal Behavioural Therapy, Trauma-Focused CBT, Motivational Interviewing and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy.

Non-Psychotherapy Qualifications

Before my psychotherapy training, I worked in professional services for 20 years. I am a CPA (Australia) and Chartered Management Accountant (UK) and have a Master of Business Administration from Henley Business School (University of Reading, UK).

Chris offers psychotherapy and counselling in English.

A free 20-minute intro consultation is available for new clients. Please email Chris.Dudgeon@AMindset.HK for more details.

Individual: HK$1,150 per 50 min session

Couples: HK$1,450 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.

Schedule Appointment   Book a Package of 4 Ind Sessions

Book a Package of 4 Couples Sessions

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

Elise Phillipson

Elise Phillipson

Psychotherapist and Group Counsellor.

Fee: Individual – HK$1,500 per 50mins. Couples – HK$1,800 per 50mins. 

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.

  • HK$1,500 per 50 min Individual Session
  • HK$1,800 per 50 min Couples Session
  • 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

 

Monisha Dadlani

Monisha Dadlani

Master of Counselling, Monash University, HK.

Fee: HK$1,150 per 50mins. 

Languages: English.

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 post-natal 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, as well as changes associated with the ageing process.

Monisha has also worked extensively with teenagers and adults dealing with all areas of 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 specialised in working with OBGYN patients, and her calm bedside manner was of benefit to 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 in getting through their most vulnerable periods. Having lived in both the United States and Hong Kong, she is the perfect balance of East and West and is able to capitalise on her experience as a “third culture kid” to work with both children and adults on their social, emotional, academic and cognitive development.

Monisha’s clients describe her as warm, caring, honest and committed.
Monisha is a member of the Hong Kong Society of Counseling and Psychology (HKSCP).

HK$1,150 per 50 min session – (Note that discounted packages of 4 sessions for HK$4,200 are available via the link below)

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.

Laurence Munoz – UK

Laurence Munoz – UK

ONLINE ONLY Master of Counselling, Monash University HK.

Fee: Individual: £50 / Couples: £65 per 50 mins  /  Low-Cost Counselling (LCC) £30 per 50 mins – Online. – AVAILABLE ONLY FOR UK OR EU RESIDENTS

Languages: English. 
 

I have lived and worked in Hong Kong for over 18 years and am currently based in the UK.

An ex-lawyer, I have worked in executive search for over 20 years, predominately within the legal and financial sectors.  I understand the challenges of working within a high-stress, corporate environment and believe in mentoring and helping people build their careers alongside exploring productivity, empowerment, and confidence in the workplace.

Studying and working as a counsellor means I can now work with clients in a more holistic way.    I want to help my clients achieve their full potential, by understanding their goals in life and assisting them in finding the right tools and techniques to reach those goals.  Life has a habit of throwing all sorts of unexpected challenges our way.  I am particularly interested in working with clients navigating significant life changes – often, we are not equipped to tackle the obstacles and challenges of everyday life – big or small.

I work with clients facing depression, anxiety and transitional issues arising from life changes – divorce, redundancy, ageing, menopause, relocation, parenthood, death and grief – and understand the impact of past trauma.  I work with clients to build self-awareness, improve self-esteem and self-worth, and take an active problem-solving approach.  I believe in building a therapeutic relationship through empathy and trust. I will tailor solutions and therapy to fit individual clients using a person-centred approach, incorporating CBT, problem-solving, positive psychology and mindfulness.  

Mostly, I’ll be there to listen and support you through your life journey.

I am a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  I am a mother of two 13-year-olds and an energetic cocker spaniel, and am often hiking the coastal paths of Devon where I live.   I am French-Australian with a love of beaches, travelling, reading and learning.

Recent training:  I have undertaken Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Trauma courses.

Laurence is available in the UK for ONLINE Low-Cost Counselling (LCC) sessions in English.

Find out more about LCC here

BOOKINGS AVAILABLE ONLY FOR UK OR EU RESIDENTS and are charged in GBP.

Fee: Individual: £50 / Couples: £65 per 50 mins

Low-Cost Counselling (LCC) £30 per 50 mins

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

Testimonials:

BCP UK Client – Oct 22

‘I have had quite a few counselling sessions over the years, and what stood out about Laurence was her gentle way of pushing me forward and looking to think about the future, to set realistic goals and, importantly, to get me to think of some of the steps of how to get there.  I really felt the sessions moved me forward instead of just dwelling on the past.  I always felt upbeat after our sessions, even more emotionally challenging ones, as I felt I had a workable plan to achieve a more positive future.  When I couldn’t think of answers, Laurence managed to get me to work out the answers for myself with her gentle but persistent style.  I really enjoyed our sessions as I found Laurence very easy to open up to.’

Thank you, Laurence. UK, aged 48

‘Working with Laurence had a significant impact on my life over a short period of time. I had engaged in other types of psychotherapy before, but Laurence’s proactive, solution-focused approaches resulted in big shifts for me. As a mid-life woman of colour with all the usual challenges of parenting, work, caring for elderly parents, menopause, making sense of developmental trauma, and making space for my husband, having Laurence alongside me helped me to make so much sense of my experience. I felt seen, understood and celebrated. I have a sense of empowerment moving forward.’

From A.W. in the UK – Mar 23

‘It’s really hard to express how much Laurence has helped me throughout our sessions. Her kind and empathetic attitude, her support and understanding and her knowledge have made our sessions a truly great experience. I was in a really dark place when we started and she helped me understand, accept and work towards changing what could be changed. She has given me the tools to deal with the issues I was struggling with. Every week I was looking forward to our session knowing that at the end of it I will have been a bit more confident and empowered than before. Seeing the growth in myself and managing my emotions has made a real difference in my life.’

Nimishaa Mohinani

Nimishaa Mohinani

Master of Counselling, Monash University, HK.

Fee: HK$1,150 per 50mins. 

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 AppointmentBook a Package of 4 Sessions

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

Megan Chang

Megan Chang

Master of Counselling, Monash University, HK.

Fee: HK$850 per 50mins. 

Languages: English, Mandarin, or Cantonese. 

Megan is a CBT, DBT, ACT and person-centred therapy counsellor

I have been working with clients of all ages facing situations that result in a significant strain on their mental and physical health. For clients who want to find purpose in their lives, need to make difficult decisions, suffer from emotional distress, or struggle with coping, my session is a safe space of unconditional support to work on any issues. Regardless of whether the matter may be related to external events like relationship conflicts or internal conditions such as depression, anxiety, grief, or self-esteem, together we can not only move past the issue but move forward in a more positive direction through systematic and solution-focused processes.

My psychotherapy sessions use integrated evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) which are effective for a multitude of mental health concerns. I dedicated myself to supporting clients who struggled with their problems and difficult emotions by empowering them to find strength from within and solve their issues along with self-development. While respecting the client’s culture, background, religion, and values, I conduct psychotherapies via a person-centred approach based on the belief that everyone is capable of finding their own way to live to the fullest.

I am originally from Taiwan, but I have lived in Hongkong for 13 years. Having three children myself, I am familiar with the stress that stems from family development and different parenting dynamics. So I can relate to and provide ample support to clients in various life stages. I worked with primary students with special needs and aided them in their social-emotional development as well as learning in school. In addition, I’ve been working with local non-profit foundations in an effort to promote the significance of mental wellbeing and education for our community. In my leisure time, I enjoy yoga, exploring good food, and immersing myself in the great outdoors.

I have a Master’s degree in Counselling from Monash University, Australia, and am practising as a member of the Hong Kong Society of Counselling and Psychology (HKSCP) and a Member of the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association (HKPCA) in Hong Kong. I am currently undergoing the certification process for PESI Dialectical Behavior Therapy and Gottman Method Couples Therapy.

Megan can provide counselling services in English, Mandarin, or Cantonese. Please note your preference when booking.

  • HK$850 per 50 min Individual Session
  • HK$1,150 per 50 min Couples Session
  • 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.

Read Megan’s Articles:

 

  • Member of Hong Kong Society of Counselling and Psychology (HKSCP)
  • Member of Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association (HKPCA)
  • International Member of Australian Counselling Association (ACA)

Find out more here.

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

 

Dr. Jaideep Sengupta

Dr. Jaideep Sengupta

Master of Counselling, Monash University, HK.

Fee: Individual: HK$850 / Couples: $1,150 per 50mins. 

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)

Fee: Individual: HK$850 / Couples: $1,150 per 50mins – (Note that discounted packages of 4 sessions for HK$3,000 / $4,200 respectively are available via the links below)

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

 

Amanda Sheppard

Amanda Sheppard

Master of Counselling, Monash University, HK.

Fee: HK$850 per 50mins.

Languages: English.

Amanda is committed to helping clients navigate life’s difficult moments, from dealing with unplanned changes to developing everyday coping skills to strengthen their emotional well-being. Amanda works primarily with young adults and adolescents experiencing stress, anxiety and relationship issues, as well as those undergoing difficult life transitions.

An advocate of person-centred therapy, Amanda believes in an integrated approach to counselling and draws upon therapeutic techniques, including CBT, Acceptance Commitment Therapy and complementary mindfulness skills.

Born in England and raised in multicultural Hong Kong, Amanda is familiar with the challenges that can arise from cultural identities and contexts. A journalist by trade, Amanda has spent the last eight years working with people to uncover their stories, delving deep into their worlds and learning what matters most to them. She now applies these skills to help create a warm, open and trusting space for people to begin their counselling journeys.

Professional Training

Master of Counselling, Monash University, Australia

Gottman Method Couples Counselling (Level 1), USA

Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Psychwire, Australia

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Social and Health Care Professionals, The British Mindfulness Institute, UK

Mental Health First Aid, The Mental Health Association of Hong Kong, Hong Kong

​Amanda is available for Counselling Services in English.

Find out more here.

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

Articles by Amanda:

Mental Health While Working from Home

Spiralling: Breaking the cycle of “What Ifs”

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Laurence Munoz – UK

Laurence Munoz

ONLINE ONLY Master of Counselling, Monash University HK.

Fee: Individual: HK$850 / Couples: HK$1,150 per 50mins. 

Languages: English.
 

I have lived and worked in Hong Kong for over 18 years and am currently based in the UK.

An ex-lawyer, I have worked in executive search for over 20 years, predominately within the legal and financial sectors.  I understand the challenges of working within a high-stress, corporate environment and believe in the importance of mentoring and helping people build their careers alongside exploring productivity, empowerment, and confidence in the workplace.

Studying and working as a counsellor means I can now work with clients in a more holistic way.    I want to help my clients achieve their full potential, by understanding their goals in life and assisting them in finding the right tools and techniques in order to reach those goals.  Life has a habit of throwing all sorts of unexpected challenges our way.  I am particularly interested in working with clients navigating significant life changes – often, we are not equipped to tackle the obstacles and challenges of everyday life – big or small.

I work with clients facing depression, anxiety and transitional issues arising from life changes – divorce, redundancy, ageing, menopause, relocation, parenthood, death and grief – as well as understanding the impact of past trauma.  I work with clients to build self-awareness and improved self-esteem and self-worth, as well as taking an active problem-solving approach.  I believe in building a therapeutic relationship through empathy and trust. I will tailor solutions and therapy to fit individual clients using a person-centred approach, incorporating CBT, problem-solving, positive psychology and mindfulness.  

Mostly, I’ll be there to listen and support you through your life journey.

I am a student member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  I am a mother of two 13-year-olds and an energetic cocker spaniel, and am often hiking the coastal paths of Devon where I live.   I am French-Australian with a love of beaches, travelling, reading and learning.

Recent training:  I have undertaken courses in Positive Psychology, Mindfulness and Trauma.

Laurence is available for Online sessions in English from the UK time zone.

Fee: Individual: HK$850 / Couples: HK$1,150 per 50mins.

Package of 4 x 50 mins sessions Individual: HK$3000 / Couples: HK$4,200

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