Florence is a psychological counsellor committed to helping individuals, couples and families. This includes mood and anxiety issues, family communications, stagnant relationships, conflict resolution, and teenage identity difficulties. She helps couples with bonding and intimacy, as well as pre-marital counselling. She gives regular workshops on “Positive Parenting” and “Dealing with Emotions” in school and NGOs. She speaks English, Cantonese and Putonghua.
Florence believes everyone is unique, possesses tremendous potential and desires peace and happiness. However with our current, past life events or childhood upbringing and perhaps an unclear future, we often become emotional, helpless, over-thinkers, lost and angry. We do not possess sufficient motivation to tackle our psyche or deal with daily stress and pressure or to perform at our optimal level.
Florence is passionate in her work with individuals, couples and families. It is her delight to walk alongside to help her clients, helping them to clarify and gain self-awareness of their issues.
Florence’s approach is to discover client’s dominant emotions and recognize each client’s life journey, identifying key events and traumas. Florence developed a self-care acronym “TMACK”, involving mindfulness and self-acceptance / compassion practices to help clients reduce stress and anxiety and regain calmness. Florence integrates Cognitive Behavior Therapy with this practice to help clients develop a new and more adaptive thinking style. Furthermore, clients find Florence’s use of assertiveness and communication skills training valuable in their career, personal development and relationship issues.
Having three adult children of her own, Florence is a big proponent of the “power of families”. She has trained with Asian Academy of Family Therapy to use an ‘Interpersonal Dynamic‘ approach to work with couples and families in marriage and families issues, such as family dysfunctions/entanglement, co-parenting, separation matters, communications, intimacy, intergenerational issues, parent-teenager conflicts, in-law dynamics, stagnant relationships, and pre-marital counseling & assessments. She regularly conducts parenting workshops: “Positive Parenting” to empower mothers, couples, parent groups, non-profit organizations and schools in this area.
Florence has a multi-cultural prospective gained from her education in London, UK, work in China (healthcare industry) and life living in Canada where she and her husband raised her three kids. She received certification in Master of Arts in Professional Counseling (USA), Family Therapy (Advanced Certificate, Asia Academy of Family Therapy) and is a Canadian Certified Counselor. Florence combines different skills, including Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Person Centre Therapy, Positive Psychology, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Psychodynamics Approach, Solutions Focus Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Art Therapy as well as Emotion Focused Therapy, Systemic Family Therapy in Couples/Families.
Her clients have a wide range of backgrounds from expatriates, Hong Kongers to Mainland Chinese. Florence offers face-to-face and online counseling services in English, Cantonese or Putonghua.