MCounseling (Aus), MPsych (Organisational (Aus), BA (Psychology) Hons (First Class)(Aus)
Member of the Australian Psychological Society, MAPS
Registered Psychologist, AHPRA
Emma believes that creating positive mental health is not limited to overcoming psychological distress, but also focuses on enabling clients to achieve their potential and self-fulfillment. Emma uses an empathic, collaborative and solution-focussed approach in supporting young people and adults to enahnce their psychological well-being and resilience, enabling them to effectively pursure their goals and reach for a full and meaningful life.
Tailoring her approach to the needs and desires of each client, Emma draws from well-researched and developed techniques, including positive psychology, solution-focussed, cognitive-behavioural and acceptance and commitment therapies. Her aim is to facilitate the achievement of client-centered goals through a process of self-discovery and guided development of skills and tools that clients can use to sustain positive, lasting changes aligned to their individual values.
Before moving to Hong Kong with her family, Emma worked as a psychologist for over ten years in Australia, New York and London. Her work focused on the enhancement of psychological wellness, motivation, values alignment, and career/leadership development at an individual and organisation-wide level. Her experience provides her with a unique understanding of the challenges faced by individuals in their work context and how to empower clients to achieve personal well-being and work/career goal achievement, while also balancing important goals in their other life domains.
Since moving to Hong Kong with her family, Emma has completed further study to broaden her expertise. Prior to joining Psynamo, Emma worked in an international school providing counselling to primary and secondary students, parental/family support and collaborating with teachers to align classroom strategies to support students.
Areas of Focus
Emma works with adolescents and adults across a range of challenges that might be getting in the way of leading a fulfilling life, as well as supporting individuals that want to maximise their personal performance through identifying and pursuing meaningful work and life goals.
Examples of areas Emma works with her clients on include:
Low self-esteem/Poor self-image
Adjustment issues (e.g. changing schools, moving countries, new/changed job, having children, other life transitions)
Overcoming difficulties related to school/work life
Building positive relationships, friendships and teams