The Therapist

Ring Chung

Marriage and family therapist
Psychotherapist


Ring is a dedicated marriage and family therapist and psychotherapist. She has been married for more than 20 years with two daughters. Undoubtedly, she has real life experience in marital relationship, parenting and personal development. She also organizes workshops and talks in different schools and organizations promoting positive family education and personal development.

Qualifications

  • M.S.Sc. (Marriage & Family Therapy) (HKU)
  • B.S.Sc. (First-class Hons) (Psychology)
  • Cert. in Counselling Children with Special Education Needs
  • Cert. in Cognitive Therapy
  • NLP Practitioner
  • M.B.A.

Professional Membership

  • Pre-Clinical Fellow of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • Member of the Asian Academy of Family Therapy
  • Member of The Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association
  • Member of the Institute of Cognitive Therapy

Treatment Approaches

In family therapy, Ring Chung mainly uses the modalities of structural, Bowen and narrative approach in treatment. In individual counselling, she mainly uses the cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), NLP skills and/or art therapy to intervene. Depending on the nature of cases and stages of treatment, Ring will combine other therapeutic skills for intervention as well. Her style in therapy is warm, calm, connected and interactive.

Professional Training

Ring has received the professional training in psychology (1st class honours) as well as marriage and family therapy. Highlights are as follows:

  • Child development
  • Social psychology
  • Cognitive psychology
  • Children and youth mental health
  • Psychosomatic families
  • Marriage and sexuality
  • Adjustment issues in post-divorce families

Clinical Experiences

Ring has rich clinical counselling experiences in different settings, including primary schools, secondary schools, youth organizations as well as mental health organisations. She has worked with families on various parental and children’s issues, such as school refusal, low motivation, over-dependency, temper tantrums, conflicts with parents, couple relationships, parenting and family stage adjustment issues. She also works on clients with depression, anxiety, grief and loss and other mood issues.

Ring has come across different types of families including nuclear, divorced, blended and HK-Mainland families. Presently, she works exceptionally well with clients under life stresses such as emotional problems, marital crisis, parenting, and divorce. She also connects well with the teenagers on helping them treat their issues over their developmental stages.

Besides, Ring has been a facilitator leading an emotional support group of the people with depression in a non-profit making organization.