October 12, 2019

Talking to someone who is depressed or even suicidal can be difficult and frightening. There are a couple of simple rules to follow.

May 15, 2019

Most of us judge others harshly for their flaws. And we’re no less harsh on ourselves. It’s time to lighten up.

March 2, 2019

Doing favors for others can make you like them more. Asking for favors can make others like you more. Here’s how that works — and why you should do it.

November 17, 2018

When you ask your loved one to change, there’s usually at least a hint of criticism in the request. Removing that criticism can make a world of difference.

July 21, 2018

Money, power, fame and material possessions are false gods. Building a balanced life requires other things.

April 29, 2018

Re-connecting with friends & family at home after an expat assignment is a challenge. Here's why it can be hard, and 5 ways to make it easier.

April 22, 2018

We’re hard-wired to compare ourselves with others, whether we live in a big city or the wilderness. But we don’t have to let that run our lives.

January 27, 2018

Sometimes we’d rather die than let other people know we’re feeling bad. What’s behind this, and how does it keep us in our cycle of sadness?

January 1, 2018

People often ask insensitive questions at the news of someone’s untimely death. Do we really need to know if the deceased was overweight, smoked or didn’t exercise? Psychology has an answer.

December 3, 2017

We all have different styles in dealing with the demands that other people put on us. Those styles may work, but they usually have a cost to them. Which is why we often find ourselves exhausted or infuriated by other people — even those we love.

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Finding an English-Speaking Counsellor in Hong Kong: A How-To Guide

October 23, 2017

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Tim Hoffman 

M.A. Mental Health Counselling

Psychotherapy in Hong Kong

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