Melissa Chim

Melissa Chim

NOTE: Melissa is unable to take on any NEW clients at present. 

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.

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

Articles written by Melissa:

A Quarantine Survivors Guide

How and Why to be more Assertive

NOTE: Melissa is unable to take on any NEW clients at present. 

 

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Jared Dubbs

Jared Dubbs

Master of Counselling Student, Monash University, HK.

Fee: HK$350 per 50mins. 

Languages: English. 

Hi, my name is Jared and I’m here to help.  This is about you and I’m here to facilitate your journey in counselling and help you make the changes you want in your life.  I can provide a safe space to help guide you to identify and work on whatever issues you may be facing.  I believe that we all have the capacity for change, even though it can feel overwhelming at times.  I hope to be a source of comfort and safety as we navigate the changes you want to make in your life.  I feel that authenticity and compassion are the most important traits that a counsellor can have and it’s what I try to bring to each of my sessions.

Couples:  Managing a relationship is difficult and it takes a lot of work.  It’s easy to get entrenched in your opinions and ideas; sometimes you need an outside perspective.  If you’re coming to see me for couples counselling, I want to work with you both to help strengthen or re-establish communication.  I’m here to listen, help and support couples to work together to find a solution that works best for your relationship.

Clients:  I look forward to working with adults, teens, and children on a variety of matters including (but certainly not limited to) behavioural changes, ADHD, LGBTQ+ issues, self-esteem, relationships, men’s issues, anxiety and couples issues.

Experience:   I have over 15 years of experience in education as a teacher, director, marketer, and problem solver across Hong Kong, Malaysia, South Korea, and the USA.  I have built and run schools in Hong Kong and Malaysia.  I feel these experiences have made me open to different people and experiences which I bring to my counselling.

Training:  I am currently studying for my Masters in Counselling (MoC) at Monash University in Australia.  I have completed training courses in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and am interesting in all forms of therapy.  And I prefer to use a dialectical approach to counselling where we find a goal you want to achieve and work together to get you there.

I also hold a teaching qualification in the USA and a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from Austin College, Texas, USA which I find helps me to see problems from a logical and different angle.

I look forward to working with you.  I am available in person or on zoom.

​Jared is available for Low-Cost Counselling (LCC) sessions in English.

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Carmen Cheng

Carmen Cheng

NOTE: Carmen is unable to take on any NEW clients at present. 

Master of Counselling Student, Monash University, HK.

Fee: HK$350 per 50mins. 

Languages: English and Cantonese. 

I was born and bred (for the most part) in Hong Kong, spending several years in Canada and London. I am a solicitor by training and spent my career of over a decade working with individuals and families, helping them navigate through some of life’s biggest challenges including divorce, family breakdown and the loss of a family member. I am also a mother of two young children and understand the challenges of the modern working mother.

Whatever your race or background, we all go through similar human experiences as well as emotional and mental challenges with each life stage. I want to support you through any struggles you are facing and sometimes it is necessary to unravel things of the past before the path going forward becomes clearer.

By gaining a deeper understanding of yourself and your emotions, it can empower you to begin the changes you desire to become your authentic self. My goal is to support you in becoming the version of yourself you want to be. I will provide an empathetic, non-judgmental environment and work collaboratively with you to achieve your goals.

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

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Tracy Cheung

Tracy Cheung

NOTE: Tracy is no longer able to accept any new clients. Master of Counselling Student, Monash University HK.

Fee: HK$350 per 50mins. 

Languages: English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
 

I specialise in helping to navigate life transitions, relationship problems, work-related difficulties and reducing anxiety and depression to improve quality of life. I have a patient, yet straightforward style balanced with empathy and compassion.

Born in Hong Kong, raised in Thailand, with time spent in the United States and China, I am open-minded and understanding of cultural differences and find joy in working with people from all backgrounds. Like you, I have experienced major life transitions, from unemployment and career challenges to relationship and family trauma. These experiences can be painful or scary and I have learned that with the right support and techniques, I can navigate these transitions with clarity and come out the other side with greater opportunities than I thought possible.

My approach draws from my current training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance Commitment Therapy. During my 15+ years of global business experience, I have helped others to master their time, mind and sleep so they can accelerate their performance and improve their relationships. I also understand first-hand the challenges of stressful environments and the mental resilience needed to maintain a balanced lifestyle. My goal is to help clients foster meaningful relationships, gain peace of mind, and equip them with tools to navigate life transitions – on their own terms.

I like to work with you to identify issues for exploration and resolution by creating a supportive and safe space tailored to your needs. Being a RYT-200HR certified yoga teacher and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy practitioner, the application of stress reduction techniques will also be key in our therapy sessions.

Tracy’s Qualifications

  • Master of Counselling, Monash University, Australia – course in progress
  • Master of Arts in Marketing Communications, University of South Australia (Australia)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Economics, Emory University (USA)
  • RYT-200HR Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Teacher
  • MBCT certified practitioner
  • CBT & ACT formal training – in progress

Tracy is available for Low-Cost Counselling (LCC) sessions in English, Cantonese or Mandarin

Find out more here.

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

Chris Dudgeon

Chris Dudgeon

NOTE: Chris is unable to take on any NEW clients at present. 

Master of Counselling Student, Monash University, HK.

Fee: HK$350 per 50mins. 

Language: English. 

My name is Chris.  As a counsellor, I enjoy working with people who feel stuck or overwhelmed and want to find new ways of living. Whilst life is complicated, our wellbeing is rooted in our capacity to cope and respond to life’s challenges; not our power to change others and events around us.

I work in the areas of emotion regulation, resilience and acceptance. This is most often with people whose ways of coping have become a problem, such as over-working, conflict, anger, substance use, and other unhelpful coping patterns. I also work with clients who are experiencing stress, anxiety, relationship challenges or issues relating to self-esteem, sex and intimacy, including LGBTQ+ communities.

I incorporate a range of evidence-based counselling modalities. However, my main focus is to create a space where you feel safe to explore the challenges you are facing and take action to move forward.

I believe our emotional health is something we can constantly build and I make this a priority in my own day-to-day life. Schedule a session if you would like to bring about change in your life, and we can talk about how counselling will help you move forward.

Chris is available for Low-Cost Counselling (LCC) sessions. Find out more here.

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

Elise Phillipson

Elise Phillipson

Master of Counselling, Monash University, HK.

Fee: HK$850 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

Elise is available for Low-Cost Counselling (LCC) sessions – Fee: HK$850 per 50 mins

Find out more here.

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