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"In a world where suffering is omnipresent and inevitable, relief and resilience are needed. It has always been my aspiration to work as a clinical psychologist so that I am in a position to help ameliorate the suffering of others, and to facilitate their pursuit of self-actualisation and empowerment."

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Being an athlete throughout most of my adolescence and young adulthood, I have embodied the tenacity and resilience needed in the face of challenges and difficulties, and learnt that overcoming fear and the uncomfortable, could earn us a tremendous sense of satisfaction and aliveness. These realisations underpin my approach as a clinical psychologist. I believe that the processes of change and recovery are never easy but accompanied by inevitable discomfort. Yet, I also believe that there are many beautiful potentials for every individual behind their experience of suffering and distress.

I always respect clients’ autonomy and value the therapeutic alliance with them which I regard as the most important catalyst of change. I embrace a collaborative approach, instead of holding myself in the position of authority, and I endeavor to be a genuine, warm and compassionate companion to my clients, accompanying them through the ups and downs on their journey of recovery. I take care to tailor psychological treatment according to my client’s unique circumstances.

Cheuk Ying is a Registered Practitioner Psychologist in clinical psychology with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). She works with adolescents, adults and older adults experiencing low self-esteem, sense of loss and emptiness in life, stress related to work and interpersonal relationships, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, complicated grief and cognitive decline. She also has several years’ experience working as a clinical psychologist in physical health settings, specialising in helping individuals across the lifespan, and who come from various cultural backgrounds, to adjust to a range of acute and chronic medical conditions including stroke, cancer, cardiovascular diseases, pulmonary diseases, chronic pain and many more.

Cheuk Ying’s early professional training was mainly based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. However, after graduation, she pursued further training in a range of evidence-based psychological treatments including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness interventions and Clinical Hypnotherapy. She has since adopted a collaborative and solid client-centred orientation in her assessment and treatment, striving to alleviate the distress of clients with the most suitable and effective evidence-based therapeutic approaches.

Cheuk Ying obtained a Master’s in Clinical Psychology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong after studying Psychology and Criminology at the University of Hong Kong. She then began work in a major public hospital in Hong Kong providing psychological assessment and interventions to people suffering from a vast range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, psychosis, adjustment disorder, low self-esteem, and stress-related to interpersonal relationships and work. Cheuk Ying has also worked in medical settings, providing psychological therapy to patients while adjusting to a range of physical health problems like cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, stroke, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and chronic pain. Furthermore, she has experience working in the specialty of palliative care offering psychological services to patients with terminal illnesses, and their carers. She also has extensive experience of providing grief therapy to families experiencing complicated grief reactions after the decease of their loved ones. Apart from direct clinical work, Cheuk Ying has provided psychological consultation and training to other healthcare professionals. She has also conducted groups and presented seminars on mental health issues including sleep hygiene, stress management and relaxation.

Chiu, C. D., Siu, C. Y., Ng, H. C., Baldwin M. W., (2021). Visuospatial perspective shifting and relational self-association in dispositional shame and guilt, Consciousness and Cognition, Volume 92, 103140, ISSN 1053-8100, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.concog.2021.103140.

 
 
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