LOW-COST COUNSELLING (LCC)
Qualified & Student Counsellors
LCC is offered face-to-face and online to all HK residents and global participants. If you suffer from stress, anxiety or other mental health issues, LCC is available. In this context, mental health is not just about personal development. It deals with family harmony, social stability and economic wellbeing.
Liz works with Monash University’s Master of Counselling (MOC) students who study with the Kaplan Education Institute based in Causeway Bay, HK. These MOC student counsellors are available to facilitate counselling services in Central, HK – as part of the LCC service. At this time of increasing anxiety and stress over the health of ourselves and our families, and the uncertain economic and political future, the implementation of the LCC program provides an affordable opportunity to benefit from professional help. This also benefits the students as each session counts towards their mandatory hours of counselling practice.
Purpose of the LCC
Offering affordable Counselling both globally and in Hong Kong
Liz McCaughey, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a recognised clinical supervisor for Monash University, has initiated this Low-Cost Counselling. This is an affordable, robust and sustainable counselling service to improve the psychological wellness of Hong Kong people.
With its population of 7+ million inhabitants, mental health problems are not uncommon among Hong Kong’s (HK) local and expat community. HK is a vibrant and exciting place to live in.
However, the densely packed population and the high expectations of adults and children have resulted in mental health challenges that are multi-faceted and problematic. These challenges are exacerbated by the lack of trained therapists, the cost of individual therapy and a general lack of awareness about the benefits that therapy, including counselling and psychotherapy, can offer.
In particular, the stress facing HK teachers and students is a collective issue of concern. And, the levels of stress in the workforce have been identified as particularly problematic with the millennials. However, all levels of HK society are affected by depression, work stress and general anxiety disorders.
The recent protests and disturbances, along with the dramatic worldwide effects of the coronavirus pandemic, has only increased the mental health problems in the HK population and heightened the need for affordable counselling/therapy services.
Despite the pain and confusion associated with mental health issues, HK people suffer in silence because of a lack of awareness and/or social taboos.
Liz McCaughey, herself a graduate of Monash University’s Master of Counselling course, saw the opportunity to help the students gain the necessary practice hours while, at the same time, helping the local population with affordable therapy. All members of the AMINDSET team are personally monitored by Liz with professional Clinical Supervision both to help the students grow and to ensure the continuing high standard of the service.
What can be addressed?
Stress – work, school
Couples and Relationship Therapy
General mental health issues
What cannot be addressed?
Severe mental health issues
LCC session prices start at HK$350 (online or face-to-face) for a 50 min appointment. This is the minimum charge to cover the cost of room rental & administration
Clients may choose a more experienced counsellor, close to the end of their course, for HK$550, or a fully qualified Level 1 counsellor for HK$850
Outside the LCC scheme, we offer more experienced but affordable Level 1 counselling at HK$1,150
Weekly 50-minute appointments are recommended. These can be Face-to-Face at our Central location or Online using a variety of platforms.
Liz McCaughey will be the clinical supervisor for therapists who have not completed their MOC placement unit but who are engaged in the LCC program.
Register your interest
The LCC offers professional counselling sessions at a discounted and very affordable rates in HK and abroad. The opportunity to take advantage of this initiative is open to all individuals, businesses or institutions who seek better psychological wellness at an individual and collective level.
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“Mental health is fundamental to our collective and individual ability as humans to think, emote, interact with each other, earn a living and enjoy life. On this basis, the promotion, protection and restoration of mental health can be regarded as a vital concern of individuals, communities and societies throughout the world.”
— World Health Organisation (WHO)