Associate Member (Counselling)

Jessie YUE WRIGHT

Qualification

  • Master of Social Sciences (Counselling), The University of Hong Kong
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) Psychology, The University of British Columbia
  • Registered Member of Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association
  • Certified Schema Therapy practitioner
  • Completed 8-Weeks Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Jessie is a registered member of the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association with years of experiences working in community mental health settings in Hong Kong. Jessie grew up in Canada, as a bilingual counselor Jessie provides services in English, Cantonese and Mandarin. She has extensive experience working with adolescents and children from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Trained in Psychodynamic and CBT traditions of psychotherapy, with strong influence from the diverse populations of both Canada and Hong Kong, Jessie took an interest in multicultural studies and the role multiculturism plays in counselling, and its importance in applying a more holistic approach to the practice. Jessie specializes in providing in-depth psychotherapy with focus on person-centered experiential and intellectual learning process creating lasting change in clients’ lives.

​Currently, Jessie is the sole appointed counselor at Hong Kong Sports Association for Persons with Intellectual Disability. She works to strengthen the Hong Kong teams’ mental resolve in competitions. She also works as the project coordinator for person-centred participatory research lead by Professor Samson Tse and his research team at the University of Hong Kong. In this capacity, Jessie facilitates the engagement with peers to design and to understand trauma-informed care in Hong Kong rehabilitation centres. She is also interested in de-stigmatizing conversations around mental health and has co-authored the publication, Leadership Learning in Higher Education in the 21st Century, with The Oxford Character Project – explores the values and purpose that are central to good leadership and a flourishing life.