EUNICE YEUNG COUNSELOR

Member of The Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association

ABOUT ME

Hello! I'm Eunice. I'm an English-speaking counselor and a registered social worker based in Hong Kong. Whoever you are, and whatever you're going through, I'm so glad that you've found your way here. Seeking counselling can be a difficult step that takes courage and strength, so I hope to create a safe space where you feel comfortable to talk about your experiences.

For the last 7 years, I've worked primarily with refugees and victims of sexual assault. While my main area of experience is with trauma victims who suffer from PTSD, depression, and other mental health issues, I've also worked with clients through relational and emotional struggles.

I use Emotion-Focused Therapy to help my clients process thoughts and feelings that may be hard and distressing. I believe transformation can happen when we look inside ourselves with curiosity and compassion, even if the things inside are painful. My hope is to walk with you through the pain, hurt, or confusion, and journey with you towards healing and wholeness. 

QUALIFICATIONS

MSW Social Work (HKU, HK)

BA Sociology and Psychology (Queen's University, Canada)

Registered Social Worker

Member of The Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association

Certified Completion of Emotion-Focused Therapy Level A Training 

 
 

EMOTION-FOCUSED THERAPY

Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) is an empirically-based, humanistic approach to counselling. It is based on the belief that emotion is important to our daily functioning and central to our experiences of change and healing. Counselors who use EFT will walk clients through a process of identifying, accepting, experiencing, and transforming their emotions. Clients will also be guided to make sense of their emotions and the meaning behind them.

We often label emotions as "negative," or "positive." For example, sadness or fear are negative emotions, while love or joy are positive. In actuality, all emotions are adaptive in helping us respond appropriately to our environment. They only become maladaptive when they are no longer guiding us to respond in a helpful way. They may also be maladaptive if they are preventing expression of another adaptive emotion. For example, when we express anger to avoid having to feel sadness or grief. Ultimately, the goal of EFT is to transform maladaptive emotions, facilitate expression of adaptive ones, and help clients manage their emotions more healthily in the future. 

 

Below are a few emotions that we often label as "negative." If you're experiencing any of them now, take a look and see if they might actually be serving a purpose for you. Or, perhaps they were helpful in the past, but are no longer needed anymore. I hope this can be helpful for you in understanding your emotions and what you're experiencing a little more.

Anger

Anger tells us that we have been violated, or that our boundaries have somehow been stepped upon. It can help us to know we've been hurt and unjustly treated. It empowers us to stand up for ourselves and draw healthy boundaries between us and those who might hurt us. While healthy anger is empowering, unhealthy anger is destructive. It causes us to hurt others or ourselves, often staying for a long time and keeping us from confronting other emotions like sadness or shame.

Fear and Anxiety

Fear and anxiety tell us that we may be physically or emotionally unsafe. It protects us and helps us avoid situations that are dangerous. It only becomes maladaptive when traumatic events in the past inhibit us from participating fully in safe relationships or situations. It is normal to feel afraid sometimes. The fear protected you in the past, but may no longer be needed anymore. 

Shame and Guilt

Shame tells us that we have made a mistake or done something that goes against our values. However, shame becomes maladaptive when it targets our personhood, rather than our behavior. It is also maladaptive if the standards that we've fallen short of are unreasonably high or imposed onto us by others. When this kind of shame clings onto you, have compassion on yourself. Pause and remind yourself that you are human and it's alright to be imperfect.

 

COST

A counselling session is typically 50-60 minutes, and I charge $650 HKD/session. However, if you're a student, unemployed, or simply find this cost unaffordable, I am more than happy to make an adjustment for you. Contact me so we can chat more about your situation.

I hope you can get the support you need without having to worry too much about the cost.

 
 
CONTACT

If you have any questions or concerns, send me a message belowI would love to talk further with you!


If you're interested in scheduling a counselling session, you can also message me below. We can arrange a time to speak on the phone and get to know each other a bit more before we meet in person. 


I meet my clients at 10/F, Two Chinachem Plaza, 68 Connaught Road, Central. It's about a five minute walk from Central or Sheung Wan MTR Station. I am available to meet during the day and night, on both weekdays and weekends. 

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