Ms. Connie Ho – Clinical Psychologist

Individual Profile

I am Connie, a registered clinical psychologist with extensive clinical experience in public hospitals, Department of Health and non-governmental organizations. I am specialized in working with clients with various emotional distresses such as depression and anxiety, helping them to transform from traumatic experience in the past or childhood. I also walked with clients with different life challenges such as work/ study stress, interpersonal and intimate relationship problems, difficult family dynamic, and critical life changes like divorce or retirement. Beyond my clinical work, I am a guest lecturer at the Education University of Hong Kong, passing my knowledge and clinical experience to the next generation. I am also a column writer for local magazine Jessica to promote mindfulness and life transformation.

Personally, I have been practicing mindfulness for almost 8 years. Experiencing its “miracle” on my different life stages, I want to bring it to my therapeutic work. So, I have completed various mindfulness teacher’s trainings over the years (My second baby even went through my year-long mindfulness training and two meditation retreats in my tummy! What a mindful baby.). I am also conducting research on mindfulness at university to promote mindfulness to the general public. As a mindfulness teacher, my therapeutic approach is person-centered. I have strong faith in the life transformational power that hidden inside every single individual, even when we are undergoing our darkest times in life---everyone is the expert of his/ her own life. And my work is to walk side-by-side with my clients, using my therapeutic techniques and clinical experience to awaken and unleash their internal power to a wholesome and fulfilling direction. I hope that my clients and their beloved ones can live to the fullest, enjoying every precious life moment.

Along the years, I am grateful for the trust my clients placed in me. Lives are all interconnected. We influence each other, at the meantime, we grow together.

Qualifications

Professional Qualifications

HK Psychological Society & HK Clinical Psychologists Association

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist

HKSAR Government, Department of Health

  • Member of Register of Clinical Psychologists

British Psychological Society

  • Chartered Psychologist

The Education University of Hong Kong

  • Guest Lecturer

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Ph.D. in Psychology Candidate

The Chinese University of Hong Kong

  • Master of Social Science (Clinical Psychology)

Mindfulness Teacher Qualifications and others

Brown Mindfulness Center, Brown University

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Foundations Teacher Training
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Advanced Intensive Training

The University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre & HK Center for Mindfulness

  • Foundational Training in Teaching Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

The University of Oxford Mindfulness Centre

  • Mindfulness: Finding Peace in a Frantic World Teacher Training

Mindfulness in Schools Project

  • Teach Paws b Teacher Training

University of Amsterdam

  • Advanced Teacher Training in Mindful Parenting
  • (Certified Mindful Parenting Instructor)

Institute of Emotion-Focused Therapy (Asia)

  • One-year Emotion-focused (Individual) Therapy Professional Training

International Schema Therapy Society Accreditation Training

  • Schema Therapy – The Models, Methods & Techniques

The EMDR Association of Hong Kong

  • EMDR Therapy Basic Training

Therapeutic approaches

In my practice, I adopt up-to-date evidence-based interventions with a person-centered orientation. The therapeutic approaches I usually use include

  • Mindfulness-based intervention
  • Schema Therapy
  • Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing

Every individual has a unique character that is built from own past history. Even within the same person, the need and aspiration keep evolving over different life stages. Therefore, I work collaboratively with my clients to develop a personalized treatment plan that suits the concern at that particular moment.