40+ qualified & experienced team members
Since 1997, St John’s Cathedral Counselling Service has become one of the largest and most established mental health NGOs in Hong Kong providing safe, professional, multi-cultural and effective counselling.
Our counselling model embraces positive psychology and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) amongst other therapeutic approaches, whereby our clients develop preventative, sustainment and improvement techniques for their health and well-being.
We have a gender balanced team comprising over 40 qualified and experienced counsellors, clinical social workers and psychologists, with 13 languages and dialects including Cantonese, Mandarin, English, Dutch, French, German, Hindi, Indonesian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish, Sindhi and Tagalog. Our counsellors are mature and caring. In addition to their qualifications in counselling and psychology, they are coupled with rich life and professional backgrounds in banking, human resource management, coaching, pastoral clergy, training and consulting, nursing, law and business to provide our clients with a unique and holistic approach in counselling.
Our counsellors and psychologists are experienced in working with a wide range of areas, including family & relationship issues, emotional & anger management problems, stress & anxiety and other mental health issues, couple & marriage difficulties, pre-marital counselling, parenting & co-parenting, relationship & workplace mediation, psychological assessment & testing, adoption preparation, vocational & life coaching, substance abuse and different forms of addictive behaviours such as gaming disorder. We have a dedicated team of mental health professionals who engage in regular clinical supervision to enhance effectiveness and to ensure the employment of best practices and evidence-based treatment modalities.
Our counselling team is led by the Director of St John’s Cathedral Counselling Service, who has over 20 years of experience in leading mental health services. The Lead Psychologist coordinates with the Director to ensure appropriate case management when a client needs additional support in the community such as legal aid, shelter, referral to public health agencies and to collaborate with public and private schools.
All counsellors at SJCCS undergo regular clinical supervision to ensure their clients and their own well-being, appropriate treatment planning, privacy and safety issues are sustained in counselling. Counsellors at St John’s Cathedral Counselling Service also conduct group supervision where counsellors receive updated training on counselling trends and therapy techniques for their clients.