Dr. Nicolson Siu – Dubai

Dr. Nicolson Siu – Dubai

Book Ind Appointment Book Couples Appointment

Package of 4 Ind Sessions Package of 4 Couples Sessions

PhD in Neuropsychology, CUHK

Languages:  Cantonese, Mandarin, Thai, and English.

Dr Nicolson Siu Yat Fan 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 also has extensive experience in relational and couples therapy.

Nicolson obtained his Ph.D. 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 the elderly.

Being a Master of Counselling graduate from Monash University, Nicolson learnt 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
  • Discounted packages of 4 are available via the links 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

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

 

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.

Megan Chang

Megan Chang

Make a Booking

Package of 4 Ind Sessions Package of 4 Couples Sessions

Master of Counselling, Monash University, HK.

Languages: English, Mandarin, or Cantonese. 

Megan Chang-

CBT, DBT, ACT and person-centred therapy counsellor

I have been working with clients of all ages facing situations that result in a significant strain on their mental and physical health. For clients who want to find purpose in their lives, make difficult decisions, who suffer from emotional distress, or struggle with coping, my session is a safe space of unconditional support to work on any issues. Regardless of whether the matter may be related to external events like relationship conflicts or internal conditions such as depression, anxiety, grief, or self-esteem, together we can not only move past the issue but move forward in a more positive direction through systematic and solution-focused processes.

My psychotherapy sessions integrated evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), which are effective for a multitude of mental health concerns. I dedicated myself to supporting clients who struggled with their problems and difficult emotions by empowering them to find strength from within and solve their issues along with self-development. While respecting the client’s culture, background, religion, and values, I conduct psychotherapies via a person-centred approach based on the belief that everyone is capable of finding their own way to live to the fullest.

I am originally from Taiwan but have lived in Hong Kong for over 14 years. Having three children, I am familiar with the stress stemming from family development and different parenting dynamics. So I can relate and provide ample support to clients in various life stages. I worked with students with special needs and aided them in their social-emotional development as well as learning in school. In addition, I’ve been working with local foundations to promote the significance of mental well-being and education for our community. In my leisure time, I enjoy yoga, exploring good food, and immersing myself in the great outdoors.

With a Master’s degree in Counselling from Monash University, Australia, I am practising as a member of the Hong Kong Society of Counselling and Psychology (HKSCP), Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association (HKPCA), and an international member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). I also have the Monash University Professional Certificate of Adolescent Counseling and the Professional Certificate of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT).

If you feel like talking to me, a free 20-minute intro consultation is available for new clients. Please email for booking information.

 

Megan Chang-

行為認知治療(CBT), 辯證行為治療(DBT), 接納與承諾治療(ACT),人本治療心理諮商師

我們都想成為自己的主宰,生活有時如我們所願,但有時卻挑戰重重,令人感到困頓。其實在人生任何階段都可能遇到脆弱的時刻,當這些低潮干擾到日常生活進行,或是導致人生偏離預想目標時,心理諮商可以提供適切的幫助。

在諮商室裡,我們提供安全放心的空間,諮商師能夠協助你與自己的問題共處,與情緒共處,甚至與創傷共處。運用多年來心理學家於臨床實證有效的方法,透過對自身情緒,認知,及行為的覺察,找到改變的契機,進而解決各種困境,重拾力量與希望。

在從事諮商工作以前,Megan於大中華區金融業服務超過十多年,此外她也參與過許多支持本地青少年及兒童身心健康發展的活動,為社會各界提供適切的資源。曾服務於學校,輔導特別教育需求學生,幫助其適應社交生活,處理各種情緒及學習問題。

Megan諮商的範疇包含憂鬱問題,焦慮及壓力調適,家庭與人際關係困難等,分析每個人不同的背景及需求,整合專長治療模式如行為認知治療(Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, CBT), 辯證行為治療(Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, DBT),及接納與承諾治療 (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, ACT),以人為中心出發,依據不同的問題及目標,擬定個人化的諮商方案。

澳洲蒙納士大學心理諮商碩士

澳洲蒙納士大學專業青少年諮商輔導證書

香港專業輔導協會會員

香港輔導及心理學會會員

澳洲專業輔導協會國際會員

PESI辯證行為治療 (DBT)證書

葛文(Gottman)伴侶療法證書(認證中)

Megan can provide counselling services in English, Mandarin, or Cantonese. Please note your preference when booking.

  • A free 20-minute intro consultation is available for new clients. Please email megan.chang@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.

Read Megan’s Articles:

 

  • Member of Hong Kong Society of Counselling and Psychology (HKSCP)
  • Member of Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association (HKPCA)
  • International Member of Australian Counselling Association (ACA)

Find out more here.

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

 

Nimishaa Mohinani

Nimishaa Mohinani

Make a Booking Book a Package of 4 Sessions

Master of Counselling, Monash University, HK.

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.

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

 

Make a Booking 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。

Laurence Munoz

Laurence Munoz

ONLINE ONLY Master of Counselling, Monash University HK.

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 member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  I am a mother of two teenagers 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.

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

Laurence is available for Online sessions in English from the UK time zone.

Find out more here.

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

 

THE LINK BUTTONS ARE FOR RETURNING CLIENTS ONLY

NEW CLIENTS, PLEASE START HERE

Kelly Hutchison

Kelly Hutchison

Make a Booking

Book a Package of 4 Ind Sessions Book a Package of 4 Couples Sessions

Master of Counselling Monash University. ONLINE SESSIONS ONLY

Languages: English. 

Kelly is a corporate executive by background, with 20+ years of working across multiple industries and geographies.  She is also a qualified executive coach. She loves working with clients who are motivated to change and ready to look inward.  Often, people come to counselling with a sense of disconnect or a gut feeling that something isn’t working or isn’t where it should be.  Kelly’s own journey in therapy began with this ‘dissonance’, and she loves working with her clients to discover (or re-discover) who they really are, and what they really want.  The answers to our challenges in life nearly always lie within us, and Kelly works with her clients to build the confidence and self-belief they need to make a productive change and live a life that is true to themselves.  Inevitably, meaningful change results in uncertainty and turbulence, and Kelly’s focus on building resilience and adaptability helps her clients to navigate this change with greater clarity, calm, and purpose.

Kelly’s clients describe her as warm, open, supportive, and unconventional.  Sessions are often a mix of laughter and tears as clients work to understand and challenge themselves in a safe, caring environment. Kelly’s approach is person-centred, drawing on a range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Motivational Interviewing (MI); she is also a student of the Gottman Method for Couples Therapy. She has a wide range of interests including women’s identity and confidence, life transitions, trauma, healthy ageing, couples & relationships, and men’s mental health. ​  She also enjoys working in underserved communities, particularly with adults with special needs.

In her free time, Kelly can be found on the water or on one of Hong Kong’s beautiful trails.  She was born and raised in the US and is also an Australian citizen and Hong Kong Permanent Resident.

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 an Appointment    Book a Package of 4 Ind Sessions

Book a Package of 4 Couples Sessions

 

Qualifications:

  • Master of Counselling, Monash University, Australia
  • Master of Applied Science (Innovation & Organisation Dynamics), RMIT University, Australia
  • Bachelor of Arts (Liberal Arts/Music), Florida State University, USA
  • Executive Coaching – Level Two Coach, Institute of Executive Coaching & Leadership, Australia

Member, Hong Kong Society of Counselling & Psychology

Member, Australian Counselling Association

Member, Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association

Articles by Kelly:

Re-entering the Outside World

“Doing” Leadership