Service Provided

FREE QUARANTINE COUNSELLING

with

Qualified & Student Counsellors

under our

LOW-COST COUNSELLING (LCC) Scheme

Mental health is under strain everywhere at the moment. But, a particular area of stress is quarantine. AMINDSET and volunteer student counsellors would like to help those who are in the various HK quarantine centres – be they government or hotel. This service is offered Free and under the same terms of our LCC scheme outlined on this page and HERE.

Liz works with Monash University’s Master of Counselling (MOC) students who study with the Kaplan Education Institute based in Causeway Bay, HK. These MOC student counsellors are available to facilitate counselling services in Central, HK – as part of the LCC service. At this time of increasing anxiety and stress over the health of ourselves and our families, and the uncertain economic and political future, the implementation of the LCC program provides an affordable opportunity to benefit from professional help. This also benefits the students as each session counts towards their mandatory hours of counselling practice.

This service is now provided FREE for those in HK Quarantine

Meet the Team

Purpose of the LCC

Offering affordable Counselling both globally and in Hong Kong

and now Free of Charge for those in Quarantine

Liz McCaughey, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a recognised clinical supervisor for Monash University, has initiated this Low-Cost Counselling. This is an affordable, robust and sustainable counselling service to improve the psychological wellness of Hong Kong people.

With its population of 7+ million inhabitants, mental health problems are not uncommon among Hong Kong’s (HK) local and expat community. HK is a vibrant and exciting place to live in.

However, the densely packed population and the high expectations of adults and children have resulted in mental health challenges that are multi-faceted and problematic. These challenges are exacerbated by the lack of trained therapists, the cost of individual therapy and a general lack of awareness about the benefits that therapy, including counselling and psychotherapy, can offer.

In particular, the stress facing HK teachers and students is a collective issue of concern. And, the levels of stress in the workforce have been identified as particularly problematic with the millennials. However, all levels of HK society are affected by depression, work stress and general anxiety disorders.

The recent protests and disturbances, along with the dramatic worldwide effects of the coronavirus pandemic, has only increased the mental health problems in the HK population and heightened the need for affordable counselling/therapy services.

Despite the pain and confusion associated with mental health issues, HK people suffer in silence because of a lack of awareness and/or social taboos.

Liz McCaughey, herself a graduate of Monash University’s Master of Counselling course, saw the opportunity to help the students gain the necessary practice hours while, at the same time, helping the local population with affordable therapy. All members of the AMINDSET team are personally monitored by Liz with professional Clinical Supervision both to help the students grow and to ensure the continuing high standard of the service.

What can be addressed?

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Stress – work, school

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Anxiety

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Depression

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Family Therapy

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Couples and Relationship Therapy

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General mental health issues

What cannot be addressed?

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Schizophrenia

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Psychosis

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Self-harm

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Severe mental health issues

Investment

All sessions are Free while under quarantine. Should you wish to continue counselling afterwards, you would come under the AMINDSET LCC program:

LCC session prices start at HK$350 (online or face-to-face) for a 50 min appointment. This is the minimum charge to cover the cost of room rental & administration

Clients may choose a more experienced and fully qualified Level 1 counsellor for HK$850

Sessions

Quarantine counselling sessions can be of any length as agreed with your counsellor. They are Online using a variety of platforms and can be video or just audio, including straightforward phone calls.

Ethical Practice

Liz McCaughey will be the clinical supervisor for all of the therapists who are engaged in the LCC program.

Register your interest

The LCC offers professional counselling sessions at a discounted and very affordable rates in HK and abroad. The opportunity to take advantage of this initiative is open to all individuals, businesses or institutions who seek better psychological wellness at an individual and collective level.

Email: [email protected]
What’s App: +852 9496 9014

“Mental health is fundamental to our collective and individual ability as humans to think, emote, interact with each other, earn a living and enjoy life. On this basis, the promotion, protection and restoration of mental health can be regarded as a vital concern of individuals, communities and societies throughout the world.”

— World Health Organisation (WHO)