Nicolson Siu Yat Fan

Nicolson Siu Yat Fan

Master of Counselling Student, Monash University, HK.

Fee: HK$350 per 50mins. 

Languages: English, Cantonese

Nicolson has a very rich fundamental background, based on his teaching role as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Counselling and Psychology of Hong Kong Shue Yan University, and his solid research experience gained from running the Positive Psychology Laboratory. After more than 10 years of teaching, he has become well-equipped and experienced in mentoring and counselling – particularly with the young.

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 the 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-judgmental counsellor.

Combining knowledge, practical experience and clinical techniques, Nicolson is able to offer clients a safe, respectful and supportive environment, explore their issues together and address them appropriately.

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

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Deborah Hanley

Deborah Hanley

Master of Counselling Student, Monash University HK.

Fee: HK$350 per 50mins. 

Languages: English. 
 

Deborah is dedicated to making a difference in people’s lives. She understands the complex factors relating to a person’s  health, physical, emotional, psychological and social needs.

Originally from the United Kingdom, Deborah has lived in Hong Kong since 2007. As a pastoral leader in international education, and a physical and health educator, she has worked successfully with young families from a wide range of cultural backgrounds.  She is looking to work with individuals who have specific needs relating to their family relationships, friendships, education, work and health. She is committed to helping individuals manage their day-to-today challenges and find realistic and achievable goals through a person-centred approach.

Deborah is dedicated to enhancing her professional abilities throughout her career. She is currently practicing traditional counselling methods such as cognitive behavioural therapy and positive psychology, and is broadening her skills to take into account an individuals’ overall well-being to incorporate a more holistic approach.

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

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Shane Tang

Shane Tang

Master of Counselling Student, Monash University HK.

Fee: HK$350 per 50mins. 

Languages: English, Cantonese & Mandarin. 
 
Shane grew up in Canada and Hong Kong. Her experience as a TEFL teacher and as an internal consultant in the commercial sector has enabled her to work with people from diverse backgrounds. She has also been coaching and mentoring children, youths and parents for the past 11 years. Approachability, empathy, and a clear mind are her assets when working with clients with different needs and developments.  Most clients quickly build rapport with her. Shane enjoys her work as a counsellor because it allows her to walk with people in all seasons of their lives. She is committed to support her clients’ journey of self-discovery non-judgementally through person-centred approach.
 
She has worked with clients with depression, anxiety, bereavements, marital issues, work/school stresses, parenting/family matters and personal developmental needs. Shane has been exposed to various therapies including Narrative Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Behavioural Cognitive Therapy (CBT), which she finds to be effective with her clients. Shane is devoted to develop her professional skills continually throughout the counselling career so that she can best support her clients.
 
Education: Master in Counselling, Monash University, Australia
B.A in Sociology & English Literature, University of British Columbia, Canada
Cert in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), Canada
 

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

 

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Samantha Chu

Samantha Chu

Master of Counselling Student, Monash University HK.

Fee: HK$350 per 50mins. 

Languages: English. Samantha was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Vancouver, Canada.  Upon her return to Hong Kong in 2010, she worked in the legal industry and for the majority of her legal career, worked with divorcing clients in their separation and the children and financial issues they faced as a result of the divorce.  Samantha is a trained mediator and through her experience in mediation, she believes that conflicts are often resolved when parties are given an opportunity to speak, to be heard and to compromise with some assistance of a professional third party.

Samantha has always been inclined towards helping others.  She has enjoyed working with organizations that assist individuals in new communities to explore new resources, overcome challenges/struggles and create a new sense of belonging. Some examples are cultural centres that help new immigrants or university programs that help new international students on campus.  Samantha believes that coping strategies and mental health are extremely important as people go through different experiences in life.  Therefore, in her counselling, Samantha strives to understand and work with each client to find strategies and solutions that also work and integrate well into the other aspects of their lives including the client’s family, work environment, social network, cultural or religious beliefs.  Samantha is pursuing her passion to help others and to learn more about mental health issues by studying a Master of Counselling at Monash University.

Samantha is approachable, patient and empathetic.  She provides a comfortable, safe and non-judgmental environment for her clients to explore their thoughts, needs or the next course of action.  Because of her upbringing and work experience in Hong Kong as well as in Canada, she has a good understanding of Asian and Western cultures and values which help Samantha to communicate effectively with clients from different backgrounds.  Her goal in counselling is to build a strong therapeutic relationship with each of her clients, to help strengthen their mental health and to empower each of them to build a “tool-box” they can use when making their own decisions to achieve a well-balanced life with the help of counselling.

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

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Heda Bayron

Heda Bayron

Master of Counselling Student, Monash University, HK.

Fee: HK$350 per 50mins. 

Languages: English. 

A 20-year resident of Hong Kong, Heda understands the daily stresses and struggles of working and living in this city, and how difficult it can be to go through these difficulties alone.
While the first step of seeking help may be a hard decision to make, the next steps don’t have to be. As your counsellor, Heda views her role akin to a midwife. She’s there to help bring about clarity to whatever situation you’re facing – working alongside you to untangle convoluted thoughts and overwhelming emotions, and find forward-looking solutions towards a more fulfilling life. Heda views problems as natural reactions to the vagaries of life and, thus, are not something to be ashamed of.
Heda has worn different hats – as a mom, mentor, entrepreneur, author, award-winning journalist, and communication specialist. With this diverse background, she brings an open-minded, nonjudgmental, and collaborative approach to counselling. She’s keen to help you break through life dilemmas, cope with major life changes or transitions, stresses (whether pandemic, career, school, health-related, or others), grief and loss, anxiety, and other issues.
An avid reader and writer, Heda’s interest in counselling stems from a curiosity about people’s narratives – the stories we tell ourselves about ourselves and others. She believes our internal narratives influence our external behaviour and emotional responses to situations. As such, they are also the innate superpowers that we can harness to help us change our life’s course.
Heda has had a long career in communications in Asia, having worked for multinational news organisations and global financial firms. She actively volunteers for a local charity focused on the foreign domestic helper community and is the co-author of “Diaspora Journey: Stories of Philippine Migration to Hong Kong.”

​Heda is available for Low-Cost Counselling (LCC) sessions in English. Find out more here.

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Sarah Hanniffy

Sarah Hanniffy

Master of Counselling Student, Monash University, HK.

Fee: HK$350 per 50mins. 

Languages: English. 

As a counsellor, I am committed to helping people make positive changes in their lives. I understand that day to day challenges can be overwhelming. I also understand that stressful events can impact our lives in a significant way. My role is to help with processing and responding to these situations.

I am looking to work with clients who are suffering from anxiety, stress and depression in a variety of settings. I also have experience in grief and bereavement and this is a particular space I am passionate about. As a mother of two young children, I have a good understanding of the challenges parents and couples face and I can help navigate individuals or couples through these difficulties.

I am an advocate of person-centred therapy and building an open and safe relationship with my client. I believe in traditional methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Narrative Therapy, combined with more current approaches such as Mindfulness. I believe in building resilience and working with clients to create their own tools that they can utilise throughout their lifetime.

Mental health and wellbeing are important areas of our lives that need to be addressed on a daily basis. I look forward to working with individuals to make their mental health a priority and understand that it doesn’t always have to be so hard.

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

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