At some point in everyone’s life, they may reach a stage where they feel lost, stuck, alienated, fearful or confused. Sometimes these feelings manifest into stress, burnout, relationship problems, depression or anxiety. Individual Psychotherapy gives you the tools to be able to understand and cope with these feelings while offering you the solutions to change your life and engage in it more fully.
Everyone comes to therapy for a different reason. Maybe a relationship conflict with a family member, a partner, or another loved one is causing you pain, or a specific event in your life has triggered unfamiliar emotions. Perhaps you’re dealing with a major loss; navigating a ‘positive-yet-challenging’ life transition; or simply feeling stuck.
Our psychologists and counsellors are trained in a number of different psychotherapeutic techniques and theoretical frameworks; we do not utilise one particular approach or method. We feel that it is important to use a mix of approaches that are determined by the particular needs, personal styles and goals of our clients.
Issues We Can Help With
Attention Deficit Disorder
Cyber Safety & Bullying
Depression / Sadness
Grief / Loss
Low Self Esteem
Pre Marriage Counselling
Stress Management(Work, Family, Relationships)
Trauma and Abuse
Couples Therapy or Marriage Counselling
Intimate relationships are difficult. Often, even though we decide to commit ourselves to someone else and love them, we inevitably face conflicts and challenges. Couples therapy can be helpful to any couple experiencing tension, stress, conflicts or challenges in connection with their relationship. For couples that experience conflicts and encounter difficulties in communication, therapy gives them the tools they need to resolve conflicts and improve their relationship. Through couples therapy, you and your partner can learn to communicate better, negotiate differences, problem solve and even argue in a healthier way.
The focus of couples therapy and marriage counselling is to help you and your partner better understand what’s really going on, and to give each of you the freedom and space to speak honestly and be heard differently. With help, conversation can flow easier, topics can be broached that were unreachable before, and resolution can become a reality. Read more about healthy relationships or pre marriage counselling.
Adult Cognitive and Neuropsychological Assessment
Adult Cognitive and Neuropsychological Assessments are used to understand more about problems with cognitive abilities such as memory, attention or language. These assessments may be useful if someone is experiencing problems with their thinking skills following a head injury, or any kind of illness that can affect the brain. Assessments are particularly useful for people experiencing neurological conditions such as stroke, epilepsy and multiple sclerosis. Cognitive assessments can help to identify the cause and nature of any changes or deterioration in thinking abilities.
Cognitive and Neuropsychological Assessments can also be of used in identifying the strengths and weaknesses across an individual’s cognitive profile to help determine whether there are any inconsistencies or deficits that could indicate organic pathology (e.g. dementia) or a neurodevelopmental condition (e.g. ADHD).
Psychologists at Central Minds can provide reports on the assessment of psychological factors in relation to personal injury claims, and asylum and immigration cases. We assess for a wide range of mental health problems using psychometric objective assessments and by clinical interview, and can provide specialist expertise in the assessment of PTSD (post traumatic stress disorder) and other post-traumatic reactions.
Central Minds offers training and workshops directly to corporations and to individual employees through an Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
Training & Workshops
Central Minds psychologists offer employee development training and workshops for corporations, on anxiety and stress management and employee depression – the leading causes of absenteeism in the workplace today. Experienced clinical psychologists create a training program specifically targeted to your company and its individual needs to help employees and managers alike manage their stress levels, avoid burnout increase productivity and create mentally healthy workplaces.
Employee Assistance Programs (EAP)
An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a voluntary, work-based program that offers confidential assessments, short-term counseling, referrals, and follow-up services to employees who have personal and/or work-related problems.
EAPs address a broad and complex body of issues affecting mental and emotional well-being, such as alcohol and other substance abuse, stress, grief, family problems, and psychological disorders.
Cognitive Behaviour Coaching
At Central Minds, we offer Cognitive Behavioural Coaching (CBC), which applies the principles and techniques of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to help people work towards achieving and functioning at their best. CBC facilitates the identification and application of an individual’s existing skills and resources, in parallel to tackling self-defeating behaviours, to help an individual reach their full potential.
Some of the issues coaching can help with include dealing with difficult emotions, negative and self-critical thinking, problem solving & decision making, procrastination, persistence, unassertiveness, poor time management, and work and personal stress.
Consultation & Supervision
Psychologists at Central Minds regularly provide psychological supervision and consultation to counsellors, psychologists and other qualified mental health professionals
Physical Therapy Services
In addition to psychotherapy, Central Minds also provides the following physical holistic therapies:
Treating musculoskeletal and neurological problems.
Craniosacral Therapy (CST)
A gentle, safe and non-invasive hands-on treatment to release the restrictions within the brain tissues and central nervous system.
A hands on- fascial (soft tissue) release technique which uses very gentle pressure. It is a non-diagnostic treatment, which seeks to address root causes rather than specific symptoms or conditions.
Integrative Manual Therapy
Gentle tissue manipulation which helps to improve circulation, lymphatic drainage, body tissue integrity and organ health.
Balances Yin and Yang, organ function and energy flow.
Central Minds now has a fully equipped play therapy room for children. Play therapy is a psychotherapy approach that uses play as a medium for understanding, communicating, and helping children overcome social, emotional, behavioural and learning difficulties. It is especially appropriate for children between the ages of 3 and 12.
Our psychologists use play therapy to understand, and actively work with problems interactively with your child. In the process of play, children are empowered to consider new possibilities for their problems, providing them with opportunities to discover new solutions, learn adaptive ways of coping, and change the way they think or feel about problems. Our psychologists can help with various issues including (but not limited to):
Enuresis and encopresis(bed wetting)
Dissociation and schizophrenia
Abuse and Neglect
Central Minds Ltd.
8th & 10th Floor VC House, 4-6 On Lan Street, Central, Hong Kong