Melody Funk

Melody Funk

Make a Booking Package of 4 Ind Session Package of 4 Couples Session

Master of Counselling, Monash University, HK.

Languages: English & Cantonese. 

Melody started her career as a counsellor when her two children left for university education in North America. Prior to motherhood, she worked in senior managerial roles at several corporations in both banking and fashion industry. She is also a Mentor to young women in Hong Kong for over 18 years. A dedicated and compassionate counsellor / psychotherapist, Melody is committed to promoting mental well-being and helping individuals navigate life’s challenges.

Melody believes that everyone deserves to live a fulfilling and balanced life, and her mission is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts, emotions, and personal experiences. Through empathy, active listening, and a collaborative approach, she strives to create a therapeutic relationship based on trust and mutual respect.

She has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds and have experience in addressing various mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress management, relationship issues, self-esteem, and trauma. Whether it is individual therapy or couples counselling, she tailors her interventions to meet the unique needs and goals of each client.

In her practice, Melody integrates different therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focused therapy, psychodynamic approaches, internal family system (IFS), mindfulness, and psychoeducation. By drawing on these approaches, she could empower individuals to develop effective coping strategies, gain self-awareness, and make positive changes in their lives.

Melody firmly believes in the resilience and capacity for growth within each individual. Her role as a counsellor / psychotherapist is to provide support, guidance, and a compassionate ear as clients navigate their unique journeys toward healing and self-discovery. Melody is committed to fostering a therapeutic environment that promotes self-reflection, empowerment, and positive change.

If you are seeking support for your emotional well-being or facing challenging life circumstances, Melody is here to accompany you on your journey toward healing and personal growth. With the support and interventions provided by this counsellor, you can embark on a transformative process to enhance your mental health and overall well-being.

Education & Qualifications:

  • Master of Counselling – Monash University, Australia
  • BSc in Psychology and BA in Criminology – University of Toronto,  Canada
  • “Prepare and Enrich” Premarital & Marital Assessment Facilitator for Building Strong Marriages
  • Member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA)
  • Member of the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association (HKPCA)
  • Member of the Hong Kong Society of Counselling and Psychology (HKSCP)

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

Find out more here.

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

Scroll down for Melody’s bio in Chinese

 

Schedule Appointment Package of 4 Ind Session Package of 4 Couples Session

Packages must be used within 12 weeks of the first appointment

 

TESTIMONIALS for Melody:

Michelle Wong (Hong Kong)

Melody’s Mentee since 2008

Melody is a very patient and intelligent listener. I am often stuck in my own perspective and get “lost” in my world when I run into issues. Melody will empathise with me and share views from different angles which are easily missed when my judgement is clouded by emotions. I am always able to feel better and relieved after speaking to Melody. Melody is also great with her practical advice. She offers step-by-step, achievable suggestions that suit my personality. I have nothing else but praise for Melody’s mentoring, and for years she has certainly played a key role in my mental growth!

___________________________

Gladys Ng (Hong Kong)

Melody’s Mentee since 2007

Melody has been mentoring me for over 15 years.  She literally witnessed and provided unconditional support throughout my transition from an adolescent to an adult.  She was able to lift me up when I was going through tough times by sharing a clear and objective view on various situations.  Her affirmative words had assured me of my potential, while her patience and calmness had always put me at ease, so I would be more willing to seek help.  Her encouragement and positivity had inspired and empowered me to pursue my dreams.  Her mentorship throughout the years had definitely contributed to the success in my career and adulthood in general thus far.  In sum, Melody’s mentorship and guidance were truly enjoyable and fruitful to my personal growth.

_________________________

Chloe (Hong Kong)

At a crossroads of numerous paths, all fogged with uncertainty, Melody was like a warm guiding light that supported me in finding a path best suited for myself. I started sessions with her when I felt the most unhappy about my job and unresolved issues with my family, I was stuck. With her patience and sympathy, she provided me with a comfortable space to open up to great detail while she listened and responded with candour; like how she introduced me to a new perspective that helped explain the core issue of my work problem, and how to adjust my mindset to comfortably adapt. While it was only for a little over a month, Melody provided me with useful tools for my toolbox that has equipped me for the future. Thank you, Melody!

_________________________

Natalie – Hong Kong

I cannot thank Melody Funk enough for the counselling services she provided. I was dealing with issues related to a lack of self-love, self-awareness and self-confidence building, and she enabled me to understand the root cause of the matter is being traced back to my childhood (how parents raise me up and related parenting skills), which shapes the current me. Melody helped me to understand that a lot of anxieties/depressions that I have been experiencing along were hypothetical worries/ideas that are self-created in my mind, which are unlikely to be happening in real life. She shared with me some quick fix methods that could help lessen my frequency of overthinking, such as introducing me to meditation music and breathing exercise which helps to ease my stress away. Melody is a patient and caring therapist, throughout the past 4 months, she is able to capture a lot of the little details related to my upbringing/issues being shared with her in each session and is able to walk through the challenge with me in a new perspective and way of thinking and handling. I observe there is a distinct improvement in my mental health and I am now able to think in a more positive way through the guidance of Melody. A big thanks to Melody for her commitment. And the most fantastic thing, it was at a price I could afford. If you need help, AMindset offers excellent and affordable counselling services with professional counsellors.

 

洪慧思 (Melody Funk)

  • 輔導學碩士澳洲 Monash University
  • 心理學學士和犯罪學學士多倫多大學
  • 「準備與豐盛」認證專家,致力於建立穩固的婚姻關係與婚前輔導
  • 澳洲輔導協會 (ACA) 會員
  • 香港專業輔導協會 (HKPCA) 會員
  • 香港輔導及心理學會 (HKSCP) 會員

正當我兩個孩子去了北美上大學後, 我才開始當輔導員幫助別人。在成為母親之前,我曾在銀行和名品牌時尚各種行業的大機構擔任高級管理職位。作為一位敬業且富有同情心的心理治療師,我致力於促進心理健康,幫助個人應對生活中的挑戰。

我相信每個人都應該過上充實和平衡的生活。我的使命是為個人提供一個安全和無偏見的空間,讓他們探索自己的思想、情感和個人經歷。通過同理心、積極傾聽和合作的方式,我努力建立一種基於信任和相互尊重的治療關係。

我曾與來自不同背景的客戶輔導,並具有處理各種心理健康問題的經驗,如焦慮、抑鬱、壓力管理、關係問題、自尊和創傷。無論是個人治療還是夫妻或情侶輔導,我都會根據每個客戶的獨特需求和目標量身定制治療方法。

在輔導過程中,我融合不同的治療模式,包括認知行為療法(CBT)、接受與承諾療法(ACT)、解決問題療法、心理動力學方法、內部家庭系統(IFS)、正念和心理教育。通過利用這些方法,可讓個人培養有效的應對策略,增強自我意識,並在生活中做出積極的改變。

我堅信每個人都具有韌性和成長能力。作為一名心理治療師,我的角色是在客戶走向痊愈和自我發現的獨特旅程中提供支持、指導和同理的耳朵。我致力於營造一個促進自我反思、賦權和積極改變的治療環境。

如果您希望獲得情緒健康方面的支持,或者現在面臨著具有挑戰性的生活環境,我將陪伴您踏上療癒和個人成長的旅程, 走向痊愈和個人成長的新體驗。通過輔導提供支持和治療方法, 您會開啟一個改善心理健康和整體福祉的轉化過程。請預約咨詢,開始您的心理成長之旅吧。

Elise Phillipson

Elise Phillipson

Make a Booking Package of 4 Ind Sessions  Package of 4 Couples Sessions

Psychotherapist and Group Counsellor.

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.

  • 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

 

Elise Phillipson

Elise Phillipson – Dubai

Book Ind Appointment Book Couples Appointment

Package of 4 Ind Sessions Package of 4 Couples Sessions

Psychotherapist and Group Counsellor.

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.

  • 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

 

Book Ind Appointment Book Couples Appointment

Package of 4 Ind Sessions Package of 4 Couples Sessions

 

Packages must be used within 12 weeks of the first booking

 

Melody Funk

Melody Funk – Dubai

Book Ind Appointment Book Couples Appointment

Package of 4 Ind Sessions Package of 4 Couples Sessions

Packages must be used within 12 weeks of the first appointment

Master of Counselling, Monash University, HK.

Languages: English & Cantonese. 

Melody started her career as a counsellor when her two children left for university education in North America. Prior to motherhood, she worked in senior managerial roles at several corporations in both banking and fashion industry. She is also a Mentor to young women in Hong Kong for over 18 years. A dedicated and compassionate counsellor / psychotherapist, Melody is committed to promoting mental well-being and helping individuals navigate life’s challenges.

Melody believes that everyone deserves to live a fulfilling and balanced life, and her mission is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space for individuals to explore their thoughts, emotions, and personal experiences. Through empathy, active listening, and a collaborative approach, she strives to create a therapeutic relationship based on trust and mutual respect.

She has worked with clients from diverse backgrounds and have experience in addressing various mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, stress management, relationship issues, self-esteem, and trauma. Whether it is individual therapy or couples counselling, she tailors her interventions to meet the unique needs and goals of each client.

In her practice, Melody integrates different therapeutic modalities, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), solution-focused therapy, psychodynamic approaches, internal family system (IFS), mindfulness, and psychoeducation. By drawing on these approaches, she could empower individuals to develop effective coping strategies, gain self-awareness, and make positive changes in their lives.

Melody firmly believes in the resilience and capacity for growth within each individual. Her role as a counsellor / psychotherapist is to provide support, guidance, and a compassionate ear as clients navigate their unique journeys toward healing and self-discovery. Melody is committed to fostering a therapeutic environment that promotes self-reflection, empowerment, and positive change.

If you are seeking support for your emotional well-being or facing challenging life circumstances, Melody is here to accompany you on your journey toward healing and personal growth. With the support and interventions provided by this counsellor, you can embark on a transformative process to enhance your mental health and overall well-being.

Education & Qualifications:

  • Master of Counselling – Monash University, Australia
  • BSc in Psychology and BA in Criminology – University of Toronto,  Canada
  • “Prepare and Enrich” Premarital & Marital Assessment Facilitator for Building Strong Marriages
  • Member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA)
  • Member of the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association (HKPCA)
  • Member of the Hong Kong Society of Counselling and Psychology (HKSCP)

​Melody offers counselling sessions in English and Cantonese.

  • 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

 

Find out more here.

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

Scroll down for Melody’s bio in Chinese

 

Book Ind Appointment Book Couples Appointment

Package of 4 Ind Sessions Package of 4 Couples Sessions

 

TESTIMONIALS for Melody:

Michelle Wong (Hong Kong)

Melody’s Mentee since 2008

Melody is a very patient and intelligent listener. I am often stuck in my own perspective and get “lost” in my world when I run into issues. Melody will empathise with me and share views from different angles which are easily missed when my judgement is clouded by emotions. I am always able to feel better and relieved after speaking to Melody. Melody is also great with her practical advice. She offers step-by-step, achievable suggestions that suit my personality. I have nothing else but praise for Melody’s mentoring, and for years she has certainly played a key role in my mental growth!

___________________________

Gladys Ng (Hong Kong)

Melody’s Mentee since 2007

Melody has been mentoring me for over 15 years.  She literally witnessed and provided unconditional support throughout my transition from an adolescent to an adult.  She was able to lift me up when I was going through tough times by sharing a clear and objective view on various situations.  Her affirmative words had assured me of my potential, while her patience and calmness had always put me at ease, so I would be more willing to seek help.  Her encouragement and positivity had inspired and empowered me to pursue my dreams.  Her mentorship throughout the years had definitely contributed to the success in my career and adulthood in general thus far.  In sum, Melody’s mentorship and guidance were truly enjoyable and fruitful to my personal growth.

_________________________

Chloe (Hong Kong)

At a crossroads of numerous paths, all fogged with uncertainty, Melody was like a warm guiding light that supported me in finding a path best suited for myself. I started sessions with her when I felt the most unhappy about my job and unresolved issues with my family, I was stuck. With her patience and sympathy, she provided me with a comfortable space to open up to great detail while she listened and responded with candour; like how she introduced me to a new perspective that helped explain the core issue of my work problem, and how to adjust my mindset to comfortably adapt. While it was only for a little over a month, Melody provided me with useful tools for my toolbox that has equipped me for the future. Thank you, Melody!

_________________________

Natalie – Hong Kong

I cannot thank Melody Funk enough for the counselling services she provided. I was dealing with issues related to a lack of self-love, self-awareness and self-confidence building, and she enabled me to understand the root cause of the matter is being traced back to my childhood (how parents raise me up and related parenting skills), which shapes the current me. Melody helped me to understand that a lot of anxieties/depressions that I have been experiencing along were hypothetical worries/ideas that are self-created in my mind, which are unlikely to be happening in real life. She shared with me some quick fix methods that could help lessen my frequency of overthinking, such as introducing me to meditation music and breathing exercise which helps to ease my stress away. Melody is a patient and caring therapist, throughout the past 4 months, she is able to capture a lot of the little details related to my upbringing/issues being shared with her in each session and is able to walk through the challenge with me in a new perspective and way of thinking and handling. I observe there is a distinct improvement in my mental health and I am now able to think in a more positive way through the guidance of Melody. A big thanks to Melody for her commitment. And the most fantastic thing, it was at a price I could afford. If you need help, AMindset offers excellent and affordable counselling services with professional counsellors.

 

洪慧思 (Melody Funk)

  • 輔導學碩士澳洲 Monash University
  • 心理學學士和犯罪學學士多倫多大學
  • 「準備與豐盛」認證專家,致力於建立穩固的婚姻關係與婚前輔導
  • 澳洲輔導協會 (ACA) 會員
  • 香港專業輔導協會 (HKPCA) 會員
  • 香港輔導及心理學會 (HKSCP) 會員

正當我兩個孩子去了北美上大學後, 我才開始當輔導員幫助別人。在成為母親之前,我曾在銀行和名品牌時尚各種行業的大機構擔任高級管理職位。作為一位敬業且富有同情心的心理治療師,我致力於促進心理健康,幫助個人應對生活中的挑戰。

我相信每個人都應該過上充實和平衡的生活。我的使命是為個人提供一個安全和無偏見的空間,讓他們探索自己的思想、情感和個人經歷。通過同理心、積極傾聽和合作的方式,我努力建立一種基於信任和相互尊重的治療關係。

我曾與來自不同背景的客戶輔導,並具有處理各種心理健康問題的經驗,如焦慮、抑鬱、壓力管理、關係問題、自尊和創傷。無論是個人治療還是夫妻或情侶輔導,我都會根據每個客戶的獨特需求和目標量身定制治療方法。

在輔導過程中,我融合不同的治療模式,包括認知行為療法(CBT)、接受與承諾療法(ACT)、解決問題療法、心理動力學方法、內部家庭系統(IFS)、正念和心理教育。通過利用這些方法,可讓個人培養有效的應對策略,增強自我意識,並在生活中做出積極的改變。

我堅信每個人都具有韌性和成長能力。作為一名心理治療師,我的角色是在客戶走向痊愈和自我發現的獨特旅程中提供支持、指導和同理的耳朵。我致力於營造一個促進自我反思、賦權和積極改變的治療環境。

如果您希望獲得情緒健康方面的支持,或者現在面臨著具有挑戰性的生活環境,我將陪伴您踏上療癒和個人成長的旅程, 走向痊愈和個人成長的新體驗。通過輔導提供支持和治療方法, 您會開啟一個改善心理健康和整體福祉的轉化過程。請預約咨詢,開始您的心理成長之旅吧。

Chris Dudgeon

Chris Dudgeon

Make a Booking

CHRIS IS NO LONGER ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS – Practice is at capacity

Psychotherapist, Narrative Practitioner & Group Counsellor. 

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.

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

Schedule Appointment

Amanda Sheppard

Amanda Sheppard

Make a Booking Book a Package of 4 Sessions

ONLINE ONLY Master of Counselling, Monash University, HK.

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”

Schedule Appointment Book a Package of 4 Sessions

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