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Cameron Darcy

Counsellor

Cameron is Hong Kong based New Zealander and the main coordinator of EvolveTherapyHK. He has had a lifetime interest in exploring what makes individuals who they are and the ways in which people can get more out of life.  Cameron has valuable personal insight into what it is like for someone new to counselling to build up a working relationship and strongly believes the rapport between client and counsellor is key to positive outcomes. He uses a holistic person-centred approach, and a range of theories and actions to suit each particular client. He encourages individuals to actively participate in the therapy process and takes the view that most change occurs outside of the counselling room when an client starts to reflect on the sessions and make changes. He takes the lead from each person as to whether they want to engage in deeper exploration of their lives, or whether they are more interested in problem solving in the here and now. He has experience in online counselling as an alternative to face to face sessions for people who are unable to come in person.

​Cameron works with children, teenagers and adults dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, abuse, family relationships, resilience, chronic health, body image issues, grief and life changes.

He engages in community work with refugees, individuals of the LGBTIQ community and generally likes to support people who are left out of the conversation when it comes to getting support in society.

He works on a sliding scale of fees according to the situation of each person. Feel free to discuss this with him.

Fees

Sliding scale from $500 to $800 HK but feel free to discuss your personal circumstances.

Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts Social Sciences, Sociology (Massey University, New Zealand)
Post Grad Diploma Gender Studies (Massey University, New Zealand)
Post Grad Diploma Second Language Teaching (Massey University, New Zealand)
Masters of Counselling (Distinction) (Monash University, Australia)

Affiliations

Psychotherapy Society of Hong Kong 

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Caterina Pietrobon

Counsellor and Occupational Therapist

Caterina is a South African - Italian occupational therapist with 30 years of experience. She has practised in diverse settings including hospitals, NGOs, community centres, private clinics, mainstream /special schools, early education centres and private practice.
Early in her career, she rehabilitated adults with orthopaedic, neurological and medical conditions in South Africa, London and Germany. After relocating to Hong Kong in 1997, she specialised in working with children and families with a range of mild to severe developmental needs including Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Developmental Coordination Disorder, prematurity, visual impairment, adoption and bereavement.
As a new graduate, she realised that understanding the child and parent’s psychological needs is crucial in achieving positive change and pursued post graduate training in Psychology. Caterina has specialised training in Sensory Integration, Neurodevelopmental Therapy, Listening Therapies, Therapeutic Feeding, Grief, Yoga therapy and Trauma- Informed Play Therapy.
Caterina uses a holistic person-centred approach supported by an eclectic mix of modalities including neuroscience, attachment theory, CBT, mindfulness, expressive art techniques and narrative therapy. She believes that effective therapy is achieved through partnerships that are based on open communication and empowerment through education, collaboration and multidisciplinary teamwork.
She is involved in two volunteer outreach projects in South Africa including counselling and group training at FAMSA (www.famsa.org.za) and small group therapy at a local school. Caterina has presented a variety of workshops for professionals and parents in Hong Kong and is actively involved in mentoring junior therapists. She is fluent in English and Italian.

 

Fees

Please contact Cate for fees.



Qualifications
Bachelor of Science in Occupational Therapy (University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)
Honours in Psychology (University of South Africa, Pretoria)
Masters in Counselling (Distinction) (Monash University, Australia)


Affiliations
HK SEN Professional Network
Occupational Therapy Association of South Africa
World Federation of Occupational Therapists
Psychotherapy Society of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Society of Behavioural Health

Emily Drakeford

Counsellor

Emily is from the UK, and completed both her undergraduate, and masters degree in Psychology at the University of Leeds, and has since undertaken her Masters in Counselling after moving to Hong Kong. She believes that the client-therapist is central to effective therapy and is committed to working to develop a safe, non-judgmental, compassionate,  environment in which clients are able to freely explore potential barriers that prevent them reaching their potential. She understands that the client is in control of their journey, and works to empower the client by encouraging them to tap into their internal resources, allowing them to develop more effective problem-solving and coping strategies. She adopts an eclectic approach, including CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and mindfulness.  She believes carefully understanding each client's needs and adapting to how they may change over the therapeutic process is essential.  
 
Emily has a Masters in Psychological Approaches to Health, and is interested in unlocking the motivation to engage in positive health behaviours, and the strong connection this has to psychological being.  She  has also spent ten years throughout the UK, Singapore and Australia supporting children with Autism Spectrum Disorders through the use of Applied Behavioural Analysis, and has worked closely with families and schools to implement behavioural programs, and group therapy, within the home and school environment. In Hong Kong, she works with the refugee community on both an individual level and also within the family to offer support. She also has worked closely with teenagers, understanding the pressures of school work and the school environment. In addition, Emily has an interest in supporting parents as they navigate the constant changes, demands and pressure of parenting within a changing society.  She also welcomes clients wishing to address self-esteem issues and relationship difficulties. Emily is available for in-person and ONLINE sessions.

 

Fees

Sliding scale from $500 to $800 HK but feel free to discuss your personal circumstances with Emily.



Qualifications
Bachelor of Arts Sociology (Honours)
BSC Psychology (Honours)
Masters in Psychological Approaches to Health (Merit)
Masters of Counselling (Higher Distinction)

Dr Laura Mauriello Trevisan

Counsellor

Laura is a counsellor with experience in multi-migration, CBT, ACT and Motivational Interviewing. Originally from Italy, Laura has lived in Hong Kong for 17 years. She studied at Birkbeck College, University of London and then worked in Italy as an Assistant Professor at the University of Genoa, Department of Economics. In Kiev (Ukraine) she worked for the Chamber of Commerce, and helped children and parents after Chernobyl as a volunteer. After dedicating her time to her two children, now teenagers, Laura has continued her education with the Master of Counselling from Monash University, Australia in order to be of help to others.
 
After working for years in the financial and economic arena, she has a personal and professional understanding of the effects of executive and work related stress particularly in a fast pace city like Hong Kong. Laura also has experience of people struggling with various forms of addiction and can provide assessment and intervention.
 
As a person-centred counsellor, she believes that each client needs a tailor-made therapy.
With understanding and empathy, Laura can help clients to find the best solution for

their problems and work towards their recovery and wellbeing. Laura is available for in-person and ONLINE sessions.

Laura can also be contacted at www.drlauracounsellinghk.com

 

Fees

Please contact Laura to discuss her fees.



Qualifications
Master of Counselling (MSc Couns) Monash University

Diploma in Transactional Analysis - Stonebridge Associated Colleges (UK) Diploma on Drug and Alcohol Counselling - Stonebridge Associated Colleges (UK)
PhD Doctorate in Political Economy and Industrial Policy in the EU. Genoa,Italy
Master of Economics (MSc Econ); Birkbeck College, University of London
BSc (Hons) Laurea cum laude in Political Science, Genoa, Italy

Affiliations

Professional Member of Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

Psychotherapy  Society of Hong Kong Associate Member

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