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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Athena Wong

Athena Wong

Master of Counselling Student, Monash University HK.

Fee: HK$350 per 50mins. 

Languages: English, Cantonese & Mandarin 

Athena has spent over a decade in professional services Marketing and Business Development. While born in Hong Kong, Athena spent her early and university years in Canada, working in multicultural settings with people from all walks of life. Working in high-pressure and work-volume environments, she is in tune with how this impacts people’s bodies, minds, emotions and relationships. 
 
Whilst continuing to learn about further modalities, Athena follows a person-centred approach and draws from evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). 
 
Her approach is to provide a listening and empathetic ear in a non-judgmental space to work together on your life goals, navigate through life changes and unhelpful thoughts, and explore more ways to connect with yourself and others – whichever it may be. 

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

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Monica Linden

Monica Linden

Master of Counselling Student, Monash University HK.

Fee: HK$350 per 50mins. 

Languages: English and Tagalog.

Monica is a wife and mother who has lived and worked in HK for almost 13 years. She holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Management from Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. She is currently undertaking the Master of Counselling program at Monash University. Monica’s approach to counselling is that each client is an expert in their own life. That even when people can sometimes feel “stuck,” every individual is doing their best with what resources they have. In counseling, Monica assists clients in gaining a new perspective, learning skills, and acquiring tools to equip themselves better to handle life’s curveballs. Monica offers a safe space and is an empathetic, non judgemental listener to help clients process and digest their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.

Monica has worked in the manufacturing, entertainment, and education sectors. Her experience working in multicultural environments gives her insight into various challenges in such settings. Monica works with young people and adults on self-esteem, anxiety, depression, stress, and relationship problems to help them get “unstuck,” move forward and thrive.

Following a person-centered approach, Monica draws from evidence-based practices, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT). She tailors treatments and techniques to clients, helping them discover unrecognised strengths and untapped resources. Empowered and equipped, clients can confidently overcome challenges and make choices that align with their values.

Monica is available for Low-Cost Counselling (LCC) sessions in English and Tagalog.

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Carmen Cheng

Carmen Cheng

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.

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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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.

 

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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.

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