Our Psychological Services
• Psychological assessment (1 hour)
Preliminary assessment of mood state
Feedback and recommendation
• Follow up consultation/Psychotherapy (45 min)
Management of stress and emotional problems
Psychotherapy: Cognitive-behavioral therapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing etc.
• Training on personal development
Positive psychology & personal growth
• Forensic assessment and court report
• Staff training for schools, companies and organizations
Please call or email us for queries of other assessment services.
Psychological Services Q & A
1. What is clinical psychology?
Clinical Psychology is a branch of applied psychology. It integrates theories, research and practice pertaining to understand, predict and manage the following:
a) Intellectual, emotional, cognitive, biological, psychological, social and behavioral aspects of human development in varying cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds and ages.
b) emotional, cognitive and behavioral adaptation and adjustment to personal development and environmental changes.
c) maladjustment and emotional distress triggered by illnesses, accidents, trauma, social hazards and family complications.
(Extracted from HKPS website)
2. What do clinical psychologists do?
Clinical Psychologists are usually involved in the following areas:
a) Psychological assessment/Diagnosis: assessing a person’s behavior, intellectual functioning and personality by making use of theories of clinical psychology.
b) Psychotherapy: Managing a person’s emotional distress and enhance his/her resilience
c) Public education: promoting public awareness on prevention of mental health problems, training allied health professionals
d) Scientific research on clinical psychology
3. When should I seek help?
It is normal for us to experience negative emotions upon stressful events. However, if you find it difficult to control your emotions, and your mood has also affected your everyday life (such as work, school or social life), it may be beneficial to seek help.
4. How long does it take for psychotherapy?
According to research findings, people improve significantly from weekly sessions of psychotherapy. It may take around 12 to 16 sessions for some people; while others may take longer, depending on their needs and the degree of disturbances they experience.
5. What will the psychologist say to me during the consultation session?
The clinical psychologist will normally assess your present mental state in order to ascertain how your mood is interfering with your everyday functioning. At the same time, he/she may take your personal history, so that he/she may understand your personality, dispositions, upbringing experiences, family and social relationships etc. You will be able to learn more about the causes of your distress and the ways to manage your thinking and feeling.
6. Can I rely on ‘self-help guides’ for healing?
Self-help guides are written based on principles and theories in psychology. They may offer insights to how we can approach our problems, yet some of the techniques may be too general and you may find it difficult to apply in reality. The clinical psychologist, on the other hand, can tailor-make specific treatment techniques based on your upbringing, personality, and your present needs.
7. What about my personal information, is it confidential?
According to Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance, your personal information will be kept strictly confidential. Your information cannot be accessed without your consent.