Counselling Unit

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The Counselling Unit is co-organized by the BSocSc (Counsel) and MSocSc (Counsel) programmes, which enable the sharing of knowledge and skills through practice.

Our mission is to facilitate counselling trainees' learning through practice and to address the importance of theory, research, and ethical practice. The Unit provides multilingual counselling services to the Hong Kong communities at an affordable cost in order to provide help to people in need of emotional and mental health support.

Through offering high-quality counselling services to the community, we wish to promote help-seeking behaviours among the general public for counselling services through an established platform with members of diverse expertise. Our teachers and trainees are from the programs of the Master of Social Sciences in Counselling and the Bachelor of Social Sciences, consisting of counsellors, family therapists, psychotherapists, play therapists, hypnotherapists and social workers.

Counselling Unit

About Us

We are a team of multidisciplinary practitioners from the Department of Social Work and Social Administration (SWSA), at The University of Hong Kong (HKU). Our teachers and trainees are from the programs of the Master of Social Sciences in Counselling and the Bachelor of Social Sciences in Counselling, consisting of counsellors, family therapists, psychotherapists, play therapists, hypnotherapists and social workers.

Director
Name: Prof. TSE S.K. Samson
Professor, Department of Social Work and Social Administration, Programme Director of MSocSc Counselling
Assistant Director (Unit Coordination)
Name: Ms. CHIU Y.S. Eugnice
Experienced Counsellor (HKPCA Certified), MSocSc Counselling, B.A. Psychology
Assistant Director (Trainee Coordination)
Name: Ms. CHAN T.C. Tess
Experienced Social Worker, Practicum Co-ordinator of MSocSc Counselling, MSocSc Counselling, B.S.W.
Individual Room 1 Family Room Play Room
Individual Room 2 Waiting Lounge Security & Supervision

Learning & sharing

Practical Training

Counselling Unit

Provide safe and suitable practice learning opportunities for MSocSc (Counsel) trainees with support by experienced supervisors and Assistant Directors.

Provide real-time learning opportunity for BSocSc (Counsel) students to observe the counselling process (with consent of all parties, including the client, the counsellor and the on-site supervisor) and to reflect on their experience, guided by their teacher.

On-site supervision allowed with consent of all parties including the client and the counsellor.

Videotaping, with consent of the client, which facilitates well-rounded learning and skills enhancement.

Knowledge and skills sharing

BSocSc (Counsel) students can experience group and/or individual counselling provided by the Unit.

Student participants are encouraged, in group and/or individual counselling, to link their experience with theories learned earlier and to share their feelings and thoughts critically, with the facilitation of teaching staff and Unit staff.

Practice-based Research

BSocSc (Counsel) students can experience group and/or individual counselling provided by the Unit.

The Counselling Unit provides professional counselling to clients from the community, and this in turn produces quality information for further research.

Community services

Individual Counselling

Counselling in the Counselling Unit is designed to assist clients with personal and social concerns.

Emotional Support

Counsellor assists clients with emotional issues, including stress, anxiety, depression, loss and grief, relationship conflicts, sexuality, drug/alcohol abuse, life decisions, and so on. The process is to identify, clarify, and become proactive regarding the problems clients are facing.

Personal Growth

Counsellor works together with the client on challenges including education/academic problems, career development, retirement, and so forth, to promote personal growth and development. Client will participate proactively in the process includeing evaluation of life, goals, and tools/choices clients' assembled to proceed in life.

Counselling Unit
Counselling Unit

Couple/ Family & Relationship Counselling

The counsellor can provide a supportive environment and facilitation with different relationship issues relating to families, couples or people in a relationship, such as cross-gender relationships, communication, parenting, family dynamics, cross-generation difficulties, managing changes, separation and divorce issues, and so forth.

The process can take place in individuals, couples/ families context, which help clients clarify the current situation, gain new perspectives and work towards change. It can support the client to develop insights, generate solutions and consider choices.

Counselling Unit

Group Counselling

The counsellor can provide facilitation to assist people who struggle with similar concerns and challenges to learn and explore new ways of tackling their issues. Topics that might be covered in group counselling might include personal/social, academic, lifespan challenges, career development, and so on.

Make an Appointment Please click here registration form

Call 3917 2984 or
Text / Whatsapp (852) 9227 3550

Counselling Fee HK$200 / session

Fee waive for: Recipients of CSSA; Senior citizens at or above 65 years old; or With proof of social worker's request for fee waiver.

Contact us

Address: Practice Centre, 4/F , The Jockey Club Tower, The Centennial Campus, HKU, HK

Phone: (852) 3917 2094

Fax: (852) 28587604

Email: Counselling_Unit@hku.hk

Service hours
Tuesday & Thursday 5:30 PM – 9:30 PM( Last Appointment starts at 8:30 PM)
Saturday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM(Last Appointment starts at 4:00 PM)