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Psychologist and psychotherapist in Hong Kong

50 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan, Hong Kong
Mobile: +852 6624 6229

Counselling psychologist in HK

Winnie Chiu is a Psychologist and Psychotherapist located in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. She works as a psychology therapist and counsellor and possesses a heightened intuition and exceptional listening and counseling skills. Her extensive experience in counseling and coaching spans a diverse range of individuals from various backgrounds. She excels in recognizing the best within individuals, guiding them to discover their true desires, identifying obstacles, resolving internal conflicts, and ultimately fostering inner peace and desired direction in aspects such as emotions, career, relationships, finances, family dynamics, personal interests, growth, and work/life balance.

Her specialization lies in assisting adults in overcoming career challenges, managing emotional disturbances, and addressing relationship issues. Additionally, she provides support to parents dealing with parental difficulties and helps children and teenagers in navigating academic, learning, and social challenges. Winnie strives to be the best psychologist Hong Kong has to offer.

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Winnie offers personalized and transformative guidance and mentorship services, empowering professionals to excel in their careers.

Winnie Chiu is a Psychologist and Psychotherapist with over 15 years of experience with a private practice in Sheung Wan, Hong Kong. She helps adults and teenagers, with a range of psychological and life issues: anxiety, stress, depression, marriage/relationship concerns, sleeping problems, PTSD, bereavement and loss, sex-related issues, addiction, self-confidence, work performance, personal growth, career pathfinding, and academic challenges.

Her private practice is located at 50 Bonham Strand, Sheung Wan.

Winnie has over a decade of counseling and coaching expertise. Her treatments use a combination of psychodynamic psychotherapy, hypnosis, emotion-focused therapy, and EMDR. This allows Winnie to adapt treatments to the individual needs of her clients, ensuring a flexible and effective approach to their well-being.

FAQ - Sessions with your psychologist

A session lasts 60 minutes. Unless longer time is requested.

The duration of the process will depend on the person and the objectives they want to achieve. Those people who require less treatment have short-term treatment (a few months). In other cases, there are people who need to delve more deeply into their personal history, and how it influences the behaviors they want to change. In this way, each person marks their own time.

Generally, for the treatment to be effective, the ideal frequency of sessions is weekly.
Towards the end of the process, the professional may reduce the frequency, depending on the patient’s needs and the degree of fulfillment of their objectives.

Absolutely! Everything discussed in your sessions remains strictly confidential, creating a safe space for open communication. However, there are a few rare exceptions where confidentiality may not apply:

  • Imminent harm to yourself or others: If you express intentions of harming yourself or someone else, your therapist may need to take steps to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • Suicidal thoughts with specific plans: If you share specific plans for suicide, your therapist may need to seek help to keep you safe.
  • Court order requesting information: If a court order compels release of information, your therapist must comply but will notify you beforehand.

Beyond these exceptional situations, your therapy sessions are a wholly confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings without worry.

I acknowledge that attending your initial appointment can be intimidating. You’re welcome to bring a family member, partner, or close friend along. They can participate in the entire session or just part of it. Alternatively, they can wait in our reception area or explore one of the nearby cafés.

Yes, I provide the flexibility of both online and in-person sessions to cater to your preferences and convenience.

Monday closed.
Tuesday to Saturday, 11:30am – 6:30pm.

  • Emotional challenges, such as loneliness or sadness.
  • Diminished interest in relationships or activities.
  • Struggles with concentration or performance in study or work.
  • Persistent issues like insomnia or anxiety.
  • Dealing with trauma, grief, or facing phobias and fears.
  • Fear of public speaking.
  • Increased irritability with others.
  • Managing mental disorders like OCD, bipolar disorder, ADHD, psychosis, or addictions.
  • Seeking personal growth.
  • Guidance based on recommendations from a family doctor, family member, partner, or teacher.
  • Consulting a professional for any situation or problem you wish to address.

Therapy is a personal moment. Psychologist and patient create a team to achieve the objectives that the patient brings to the session.
A therapy session typically involves discussing current concerns, exploring thoughts and feelings, setting goals, and learning to cope strategies. It’s a collaborative process where individuals work with therapists to address challenges and foster personal growth.

Sessions are non-judgmental and tailored to meet unique needs.

Psychotherapy does not work as quickly as medication, as it works with personal change, a process that is much more complex. The first symptoms of improvement begin to be seen after several sessions.

You can gauge the effectiveness of psychological therapy by observing:

  1. Symptom Improvement: Notice a gradual reduction in discomfort over the weeks.

  2. Positive Changes: Implement positive changes in your work, family, or social life.

  3. Enhanced Quality of Life: Experience an improved quality of life, feeling more relieved, motivated, and hopeful.

  4. Realistic Thinking: Shift towards more realistic thinking and a positive perspective.

  5. Self-Discovery: Gain self-awareness and develop skills to tackle problems or conflicts.

  6. Emotional Balance: Achieve greater emotional balance, learning to express feelings more assertively.

  7. Confidence Boost: Develop increased confidence in your abilities and explore alternatives for moving forward.

At various points in life, seeking psychological support becomes a crucial aspect of our well-being. Everyone encounters stressful periods when challenges seem to pile up. While some issues naturally resolve themselves over time, others persist and intensify.

While the counsel and support of friends and family can alleviate many burdens, there are instances when problems become deeply rooted and increasingly complex. Despite our reluctance to acknowledge it, there are times when challenges overpower us.

In such circumstances, when stress, anxiety, or sadness start to overwhelm, it becomes imperative to seek professional assistance. Expert guidance can provide the necessary tools to navigate through difficult emotions and challenges, fostering a path towards mental well-being and resilience. 

Don’t hesitate to reach out when you recognize the need for specialized help.

Traditional psychotherapy methods like psychodynamic psychotherapy offer a powerful lens to explore the unconscious mind. Imagine it as a hidden chamber within us, holding forgotten memories, desires, and conflicts that shape our behavior and emotions. Psychodynamic therapy helps us unlock this chamber, bringing hidden patterns and defense mechanisms to light.

But therapy isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach. Just like each individual is unique, so too are their therapeutic needs. That’s where Winnie’s multifaceted approach comes in.

A symphony of therapeutic techniques:

  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy: As the foundation, this approach helps you understand how past experiences and unconscious processes influence your present. Think of it as unearthing the roots of your current struggles.
  • Hypnosis: Imagine gently bypassing the conscious mind and tapping into the deeper well of your subconscious. Hypnosis can be a powerful tool for accessing hidden memories, reducing anxieties, and promoting positive change.
  • Emotion-focused therapy (EFT): This approach emphasizes the importance of processing and expressing emotions. By safely exploring and releasing bottled-up emotions, EFT can lead to greater self-awareness and emotional healing.

The benefits of a multifaceted approach:

  • Tailored to your unique needs: By combining different techniques, Winnie can create a personalized therapy plan that addresses your specific challenges and goals.
  • Deeper understanding: The combined insights from different approaches can lead to a more comprehensive understanding of yourself and your inner world.
  • Enhanced healing: Addressing both the root causes and emotional aspects of your struggles can lead to more lasting and transformative change.

Ready to embark on your therapeutic journey?

Winnie’s unique blend of psychodynamic psychotherapy, hypnosis, and EFT can be the key to unlocking your inner potential and creating a more fulfilling life. Contact Winnie today to learn more about how this multifaceted approach can benefit you.

You know that you need to go to a psychologist as soon as possible, but you have never been. It’s your first visit and you feel afraid, embarrassed,
or a mix of both feelings. Do not despair.
What happens to you is a totally normal feeling. This is an unknown and new situation for you. There are many prejudices about going to a psychologist. Despite living in the 21st century, there are many who say that “only crazy people go to psychologists.”

A psychologist is a professional, who will not judge you at any time. What you talk about with her is a professional secret.
She will help you from the first moment to overcome fear, shame, or prejudice. Trust her and take the first step: Make an appointment.

A psychologist is a professional who specializes in investigating people’s behavior, their psychological problems or their personality traits.
Research is also very important in the field of psychology.

Psychologists emphasize some areas; such as: how we think, feel or act. The goal of all this is to help patients solve their problems, understand themselves better, and enjoy greater stability. Psychologists have deep knowledge about human behavior.

This knowledge is essential when helping people in their change and transformation processes.

Psychotherapy is a type of mental health support where you talk to a trained professional, like a psychiatrist or psychologist, to help with your feelings and thoughts. It’s a way to work through challenges, feel better, and improve your mental well-being. If you’re facing emotional issues, psychotherapy can provide guidance and support to help you cope and lead a healthier life. For more info about psychotherapy HK, do not hesitate to contact us today.

What to expect from your psychotherapy?


Throughout the therapeutic process, you are encouraged to freely express your feelings and emotions, focusing on your concerns as much as you desire. You will be guided in identifying your problems and gaining a clearer understanding of your internal conflicts. The counseling meetings aim to help you comprehend your feelings and emotional needs, enabling the utilization of internal resources to cope with your challenges. You will also learn new ways to deal with adversity, and sharing your worries and fears with someone who acknowledges your feelings can be a great relief. Importantly, your initiative and commitment to change are vital components of the process. The entire process with your psychologist is strictly confidential.

Counselling Format & Length

Sessions can be conducted face-to-face or via Skype, catering to both individuals and couples. Depending on individual circumstances, you may require several meetings spread over weeks or months. Each psychotherapy lasts for one hour, and punctuality for scheduled appointments is essential to ensure a full hour of dedicated time.

24 Hour Policy of Change of Booking

For any changes to appointments, please notify us at least 24 hours in advance. In the event of less than 24 hours’ notice, a charge equivalent to one full psychotherapy will be incurred. Book your Hong Kong psychotherapy with Winnie today.