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Frequently asked questions

What happens in a therapy session?

Therapy sessions last for 50 minutes. The first session will be an assessment to understand your difficulties and goals. This may involve discussions about your current and past experiences, background, and major events. All information shared is confidential unless there is a concern about safety, which you and appropriate parties will be informed of.

Where do these sessions take place and what are your fees?

Sessions are offered online and in person. The fee is charged per 50 minutes and is based on my doctoral-level training and years of experience. Please use the contact form to enquire about my current fees. Please check with your insurers directly if your policy covers this service as fees may differ and you may need to cover excess. Please also ensure you inform what documents you require to claim from your policy.

How do I get started?

Drop me a message with a brief reason why you are seeking therapy. When a space is available, you will be emailed a form to identify whether I am of help to you. We will then arrange a free 15-minute video call consultation to clarify any outstanding queries. Once this is completed, we will find a suitable time to get started. 

How long does therapy last for and how often?

This is dependent on individual needs. I usually recommend weekly or fortnightly sessions. Between sessions, I can offer email support for general inquiries. Any emergency support would need to go through local emergency services.

Can you prescribe medication on top of talking therapy?

As a clinical psychologist, I offer talking therapies only. If medication is required, you will be referred to a psychiatrist via your GP. 

What do I do if I am in a crisis? 

You can find contact details of emergency services, local A&E hospitals and global crisis hotline numbers here

What are your credentials?


BSc (Hons) Psychology - University College London, UK,

MSc & DIC International Health Management - Imperial College London, UK

DClinPsy Clinical Psychology - University College London, UK

The British Psychological Society - Chartered Clinical Psychologist

I am registered to practice in the United Kingdom (HCPC registration PYL35139)

and Hong Kong (HKICP CP00421, HK Business Registration EChing Psychology). I am also a member of EMDR HK Association.

HCPC qualification Dr Elaine Ching Online Stress and Trauma Therapist
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