Laurence Munoz – UK

Laurence Munoz – UK

Master of Counselling Student, Monash University HK.

Fee: Low Cost Counselling (LCC) HK$250 per 50mins – 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 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.

I am available for Low-Cost Counselling (LCC) sessions in English.

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

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

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

 

Testimonial:

‘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.’

BCP UK Client – Oct 22

Dr. Nicolson Siu Yat Fan

Dr. Nicolson Siu Yat Fan

PhD in Neuropsychology, CUHK

Fee: HK$1,150 per 50mins. 

Languages:  Cantonese, Mandarin, and English.

Nicolson Siu is a neuropsychologist and lecturer at The Division of Social Science of The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He has been working with children with special education needs for more than ten years.

Nicolson obtained his PhD. Degree in Neuropsychology at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He is committed to exploring the relationship between the brain and behaviour with neurophysiological methods like electroencephalography (EEG) and Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). He conducted intervention studies to support children with special educational needs (SEN). His dissertation focused on training the executive functions of children with an autism spectrum disorder. He received government funding to develop an empathy and compassion parenting curriculum in 2019. He also has consultancy experience for local NGOs on projects related to neurophysiological assessment and training for children with SEN.

Nicolson is also a Registered Horticultural Therapist (RHT). He gained good practical experience through engaging in different horticultural therapy programs. The role of RHT exposed Nicolson to different types of clients, from children, adolescents, parents, working adults, and to elderly.

Being a Master of Counselling student at Monash University, where Nicolson learns professional clinical techniques, he has gradually established himself as an empathetic and non-judgemental counsellor. Combining the knowledge, practical experience, and clinical techniques, Nicolson should be able to deliver a safe, respectful, and supportive environment to clients, explore their issues together and address them appropriately.

Nicolson offers counselling and neuropsychological assessment services in Cantonese, Mandarin, and 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)

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Social Science in Psychology, CUHK (2011)
  • PhD in Neuropsychology, CUHK (2015)
  • Graduate Member, The Hong Kong Psychological Society
  • Vice President and Research Committee Co-Chair, Hong Kong Association of Therapeutic Horticulture (HKATH)
  • Registered Horticultural Therapist (HKATH)
  • Master of Education in Counselling, Monash University (In Progress)

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

Recent Interview from Prestige:

Dr Nicolson Siu on Healing Through Horticultural Therapy And The Benefits of Gardening

 

Schedule Appointment Purchase a Package of 4 sessions with Nicolson

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

Karuna Kapoor

Karuna Kapoor

Master of Counselling, Monash University, HK.

Fee: HK$850 per 50mins.

Languages: English and Hindi.

Karuna is from India and has been residing in Hong Kong for almost 25 years which she now considers her home. Although she has worked in multiple industries in the corporate sector, her attentiveness to mental wellness has been her focus from the time she studied Psychology at an undergraduate level.

Karuna has a natural interest in supporting people and believes there is always both help and hope for any person experiencing distress in all spheres and stages in life. Karuna is patient and focuses on giving her ears to her clients within a non-judgmental and confidential space. She is of acceptance that most people often just need someone non-biased to speak with to feel better. Her aim is to work collaboratively with her clients, so they feel empowered to make their own choices to optimise a balanced life.

Karuna is appreciative that many challenges often go unnoticed in adolescence and is forthcoming to aid teens, young adults, and their parents in creating meaningful relationships with themselves and others. She also uses life skills and experiences to help persons in embracing grief and loss and concurrently encourages taking steps toward self-compassion and further purpose.

Karuna considers attributes of cognizance and vigilance as key components to adopting healthy thought processes. Karuna regards counselling as a powerful proactive and reactive medium to mitigate several mental health concerns with the aid of psychoeducation.

Karuna is available for Counselling sessions in English and Hindi – More details here.

HK$850 per 50 min session

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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Alice Wu

Alice Wu

Master of Counselling Student, Monash University HK.

Fee: HK$350 per 50mins. 

Languages: English. 
 

I am passionate about mental health as a vital part of overall well-being. I think we can all use help to improve, especially when things start to get overwhelming. My clients can trust that I provide a safe, caring, and nonjudgmental space where they are free to share their inner thoughts and feelings regarding life’s challenges. I am open-minded and patient, accepting my clients for who they are and whatever issues they may have. Each client is their own unique individual and I tailor my counselling to each individual’s needs and preferences, working together to reach their goals.

I was born and educated in the USA although I have now lived in Hong Kong for almost 13 years. Living in different settings and cultures has given me an appreciation for the difficulties that come along with needing to adjust to different cultural expectations. Before counselling, I worked in the corporate world for 10+ years with master’s degrees in Business and Engineering and now I am a parent who is training to become a practicing counselor.

Clients: I look forward to working with adults and teens on a variety of matters including (but certainly not limited to) parenting, family difficulties, fertility, self-esteem, and anxiety.

Training:  I am currently studying for my Masters in Counselling (MoC) at Monash University in Australia as well as pursuing the Gottman Method Couple Therapy Level 1 & 2 at the Gottman Institute.

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

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

 

Find out more here.

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

 

Jessie Ching

Jessie Ching

NOTE: NEW CLIENTS. Jessie is NOT accepting new clients. Master of Counselling Student, Monash University HK.

Fee: HK$350 per 50mins. 

Languages: English and Cantonese. 

Jessie believes that life is full of possibilities and that everyone has the potential to be a better version of themselves. With 15+ years of experience working in various multinational corporations, she had the pleasure of interacting with aspiring young professionals or ambitious entrepreneurs and realised that most of us are not very well equipped to handle stressors in life. She has discovered her passion for helping others achieve their full potential and has become a coach and people manager to help others become the best they can be.

In recent years, she started her journey in counselling as she saw the importance of mental health to the well-being of individuals. She is keen to help enhance human well-being with a particular focus on those who are vulnerable such as children with special education needs and their families. Her prior counselling experience includes 1:1 online synchronous video counselling with individuals, primarily parents of SEN children. Counselling topics include managing anxiety, stress and parenting strategies.

She specialises in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and helps clients identify patterns of unhelpful thinking and behaviours. She believes that we can make intended changes starting with our introspection of our beliefs, values, thoughts and behaviours. Her approach is to start with clients’ goals and work collaboratively with them to uncover any patterns and formulate solutions or changes.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). 
Solution Focused Therapy (SFT)

Jessie is available for Low-Cost Counselling (LCC) sessions in English or Cantonese.

Find out more here.

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

Nimishaa Mohinani

Nimishaa Mohinani

Master of Counselling, Monash University, HK.

Fee: HK$850 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 Appointment Book a Package of 4 Sessions

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