Our community mission

Our mission is to empower the human spirit towards greater awareness in making choices for growth and well-being



Academic and School Counselling

For Local & International Education Institutions

St. John's Cathedral Counselling Service provides on-site school counselling services for primary, secondary and university students. Our counsellors are qualified at the master and/or doctorate level with years of experience in dealing with today's challenges students are faced with: academic performance, bullying, substance abuse, self-harm, mood and anxiety disorders, grief, eating disorders, internet addiction, ADHD, divorce, sexuality and career planning to name a few. Our school counsellors are supported by a team of clinical psychologists who they consult with on difficult cases and we also have supply counsellors on call to ensure consistent coverage as well as stand-by counsellors who respond to emergency requests. We also provide outsourcing resources for schools who are seeking full-time and part-time counsellors for their schools.

Our Academic and School Counselling services also provide consultation services on Child Protective Services (CPS), mental health first aid training for school nurses and teachers, and basic and advanced counselling courses for teachers and school counsellors. Concurrently we also provide guest speakers for PTA meetings, lectures/workshops for students and parents, and the most highly sought after internship site for students who care to learn more about counselling and mental health.

St. John's Cathedral Counselling Service is proud to launch its psychological testing services in education, vocation and mental health assessments. Our testing services are done in English and Cantonese, all fees are on a sliding fee scale that make our service affordable. Our assessment and testing model is comprehensive, individually focused and supported by clinical social workers, therapists and psychologists to ensure that the after testing needs of that client can be meet in an expedient and affordable manner. Click here to download our brochure.

For Staff, Students and Parents

St. John's Cathedral Counselling Service has one of the largest set of counsellors, clinical social workers and psychologists for the Hong Kong community. As a charity our fees are very affordable and we are open Monday thru Saturday. Our counselling services are provided in a modern, safe feeling, warm and cozy facility with an art therapy room, play therapy room, and 11 counselling rooms for children, teens and adults.

Our counselling philosophy with children and development (learning and play) is simple: children with a good mood and children who do things that are good for them are more successful in school (learning, mastering, achieving) and eventual adulthood. Our counsellors are attentive to the vital elements that make counselling successful with kids: building a safe and caring counselling environment, not placing negative labels or "pathologizing" children, listening - not correcting - when children tell their stories, helping them define and express their thoughts and feelings, and explore behaviors and consequences that enhance their self esteem and strengthen their resilience.

We provide individual, small group, parenting and family therapy in English, Spanish, Mandarin, Cantonese, French, and Japanese languages. Please visit our Client Counselling web pages to further understand and see the numerous counselling services we provide for children, teens, academic staff and parents.

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