Mutual Benefit Therapy Program
Offering affordable Counselling & Psychotherapy
in Hong Kong
“Mental health is fundamental to our collective and individual ability as humans to think, emote, interact with each other, earn a living and enjoy life.
On this basis, the promotion, protection and restoration of mental health can be regarded as a vital concern of individuals, communities and societies throughout the world.”
World Health Organisation (WHO)
Purpose of the Mutual Benefit Therapy Program
With its population of 7+ million inhabitants, mental health problems are not uncommon among Hong Kong’s (HK) local and expat community. HK is a vibrant and exciting place to live in. But the densely packed population and the high expectations of adults and children have resulted in mental health challenges that are multi-faceted and problematic. These challenges are further exacerbated by the lack of trained therapists, the cost of individual therapy and a general lack of awareness about the benefits that therapy, including counselling & psychotherapy, can offer.
In particular, the stress facing HK teachers and students is a collective issue of particular concern. And the levels of stress in the workforce have been identified as particularly problematic with the millennials. However, all levels of HK society are affected by depression, work stress and general anxiety disorders. Despite the pain and confusion associated with mental health issues, the HK people suffer in silence because of a lack of awareness and/or social taboos. Liz McCaughey, a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist and a recognised clinical counsellor for Monash University, has initiated the program, Mutual Benefit Therapy Program (MBTP). This is an affordable, robust and sustainable counselling service to improve the psychological wellness of the HK people.
The recent protests and disturbances, along with the dramatic world wide effects of the coronavirus pandemic, has only increased the problem of the HK population’s mental health and heightened the need for affordable counselling/therapy services
Mutual Benefit Therapy Program
The MBTP is available to all HK residents who suffer from stress, anxiety or other mental health issues. In this context, mental health is not just about personal development. It deals with family harmony, social stability and economic wellbeing. Liz works with Monash University’s Master of Counselling (MOC) students who study with the Kaplan Education Institute based in Causeway Bay, HK. These MOC student counsellors are available to facilitate counselling services in Central, HK – as part of the MBTP. At this time of increasing anxiety & stress, over the health of ourselves and families, and the uncertain economic and political future, the implementation of the MBTP program is long overdue.
The sessions can be done face to face (F2F) or online. Minimum session price is HKD300 for a 50 min appointment.
Clients may choose one of our more experienced counsellors who are at the end of their course for a nominal extra fee.
Weekly 50-minute appointments are recommended
Register your interest
The MBTP offers professional counselling and psychotherapy sessions at a discounted and very affordable rate in Central, HK. The opportunity to take advantage of this initiative is open to all individuals, businesses or institutions who seek better psychological wellness at an individual and collective level.
What’s App: +852 6270 9109
Liz McCaughey will be the clinical supervisor for therapists who have not completed their MOC placement unit but who are engaged in the MBTP program.
Mental issues that can be included in the MBTP:
- Family Therapy
- Couples & Relationship Therapy
- Study Stress
- Work Stress
- General Mental Health issues
Mental issues that cannot be included in the MBTP:
- Severe mental issues