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“Out of your vulnerabilities will come your strength”

Sigmund Freud

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Psychotherapy is not for reminiscence

It is a preparation for a better future waiting to be manifested

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Living in a city like Hong Kong, people often face challenges such as work pressure, personal growth, and life events. This can create a need for psychological services. Fortunately, psychotherapy and counselling in Hong Kong is very mature. We can learn about counselling and recommended psychotherapists through various media and reports.

Dr. Amos Cheung provides comprehensive and professional clinical psychological services. His extensive experience makes him one of the most recommended clinical psychologists in Hong Kong. For more information about clinical psychological services, please contact us.

Under normal circumstances, we can psychologically adjust ourselves.  Yet, if the psychological disturbance persists, then we may need to seek professional assistance. Clinical psychological services are very helpful to those suffering from emotional distress.

During psychotherapy, our emotions, thoughts, and experiences are very carefully and collaborative reviewed.  With the awareness and insights this process brings, we can maintain our mental health that not only helps to enhance our abilities to deal with daily hassles, but also effectively increases our resilience to stress, and more importantly, it can help resolve crises and difficulties in life. When you feel that the development of things has begun to exceed the range that you can bear or control, you should actively seek help from clinical psychology services.

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You don’t need to be "ill" to receive psychological services

People may misunderstand that seeking psychotherapy is only for the weak and mentally ill.  In fact, all people who wish to better understand themselves and for personal development can also benefit from the process of psychotherapy. Moreover, meeting a psychotherapist is not a manifestation of personal weakness. On the contrary, it means that you are a person who knows how to take care of yourself and actively maintains physical and mental health. The sooner you seek the assistance of psychological counselling, the sooner you can get your life back on track and reduce the negative impact on yourself and the people around you.

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The following are common signs of emotional disturbance:

  1. Deteriorating sleep quality, difficulty falling asleep, nightmares, etc.

  2.  Noticeable changes in appetite

  3. Feeling difficulties in regulating your own emotions or experiencing significant emotional fluctuation

  4.  Suffer long-term emotional distress

  5. Noticeable drop in efficiency and performance at work or at school

  6. Feeling strenuous and difficult when establishing and maintaining interpersonal relationships

  7. Experiencing traumatic event or suffering from an indelible trauma

  8.  Inability to feel happy

  9. Relying on alcohol or sex to deal with one's own stress

  10. Wanting to make a breakthrough in life, but don’t know where to start

Our Psychotherapy Services

The Rosales Clinic

Suite 2201 Crawford House,

70 Queen's Road Central, Central, Hong Kong

(852) 2147 2202

Central Healthcare

Suite 608, Central Building, 1-3 Pedder Street, Central, Hong Kong

(852) 2687 6777

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About Psychotherapy, Counselling Services - Frequently Asked Questions:

  • 1. What is psychotherapy and counselling? What is the general process of receiving your psychotherapy and counselling services?
    Psychotherapy and counselling are processes of transformative change. In Hong Kong, many professional psychologists who have received specialized clinical trainings are called clinical psychologists. They not only conduct interviews and assessments with those seeking psychological assessment services but also work collaboratively with them in psychotherapy. Clinical psychologists have a deep understanding of their clients' situations and guide them to think from a different perspective, helping them gain a clearer understanding of themselves and their surroundings. This enables clients to have more choices and not be limited to just one option, positively impacting their mental state and thoughts. Cognitive-behavioural therapy is the most common form of treatment, helping clients to approach and deal with problems with a positive and proactive attitude and behaviour. Additionally, targeted psychological treatments and counselling methods may be necessary in different situations, such as Art Therapy, Humanistic Therapy, and Psychodynamic Analysis Therapy, among others. These are all recommended methods commonly used by clinical psychologists.
  • 2. How long does each session of counselling or psychotherapy take? And how long does the whole clinical psychological service process last?
    It is difficult to generalize the time and duration required for counselling and psychotherapy, as they can be influenced by multiple factors. For example, if a client's psychological issues are more severe and complex, more time may be needed for the psychological service. Other factors such as the client's background, problem-solving ability, other sources of stress at the time, and treatment goals can also affect the recommended duration of psychotherapy. It's important to emphasize that our clinical psychologists and psychotherapists constantly review the progress of the treatment process, so the length of counselling or therapy can vary. Encouraging the client to express their thoughts more (which is also recommended by the therapist) and having effective communication between both parties during the therapeutic process can significantly improve the progress of psychotherapy.
  • 3. Would clinical psychologists and psychotherapists provide suitable medication to those who received psychotherapy and counselling?
    If a clinical psychologist or psychotherapist conducts a comprehensive assessment and determines that referral to a psychiatrist is necessary based on the individual's mental state, they may issue a referral letter. After an evaluation and treatment by the psychiatrist, if medication is deemed necessary to further aid in the individual's recovery, the psychiatrist will prescribe medication to the individual.
  • 4. What preparation should I make if I need to receive psychotherapy and counselling?
    As a client of psychotherapy and counselling, it is important to try to stay relaxed and calm during the process. Feeling nervous or anxious is normal, especially if it is the first time receiving psychological services, but there is no need to overly worry about it. The key to effective psychotherapy and counselling is to be honest and open with the clinical psychologist or psychotherapist. They need to deeply understand the root causes of the client's distress, and may need to discuss their family, work, and other background information during the sessions. Therefore, it is possible that the discussion may bring up some unpleasant memories or emotions for the client, but the psychologist or therapist will encourage them to express everything they feel. However, it can be difficult and embarrassing to reveal everything to a stranger all at once, so it is okay to share at one's own pace and according to one's own feelings. It is important to note that one session is usually not enough to completely solve the problem, so clients should make follow-up appointments and reserve enough time to receive psychological services. Regularly being late, leaving early, or missing appointments will waste the psychological therapy services and greatly affect the effectiveness of the treatment.
  • 5. Clinical psychologists and psychotherapists recommend that client share more. What is the difference between this type of clinical psychology service and confiding in a friend?
    Regarding clinical psychology services, psychotherapy involves sharing and dialogue. The difference between this type of service and confiding in a friend is that clinical psychologists and psychotherapists specifically address the mental and psychological health, related issues, causes, and symptoms of the client in a professional manner. They systematically discuss these topics with the client based on theories and research findings. Psychotherapists in Hong Kong recommend this type of service because it helps clients understand their own thoughts and emotions throughout the entire psychotherapy process. Clinical psychologists and psychotherapists work with the client to set treatment goals and make changes step by step, allowing psychological problems to be resolved gradually. Therefore, to summarize, psychotherapy and counselling services in Hong Kong may include sharing emotions, but it is not simply confiding in someone. It is a systematic clinical psychotherapy service.
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