Finding the right professional for you is one of the most important decisions you will make when beginning any type of therapy or psychology-based personal development program.

Our team of highly qualified and experienced therapists in Hong Kong specialise in a wide variety of services to meet your individual needs and the unique needs of your family.

B.Sc. (Hons) Psychology, UK
Master of Counselling, Australia
Ph.D. Neuropsychology, HK
Chartered Psychologist (BPS)
Registered Psychologist (HKPS)
Registered Psychotherapist (BACP)
Registered Counselor (HKSCP)
Certified EMDR Practitioner
Certified Grief Counselor
Advanced Schema Therapy Training (Level 1 & 2)
Gottman Method Couples Therapy Training (Level 1 & 2)


Chartered Psychologist (BPS)
Registered Psychotherapist (BACP)

Dr. Esslin Terrighena specialises in working with adults and teens 16+ dealing with trauma, mood disorders, anxiety and personality disorders. She speaks fluent German and English.

She helps those who have faced abuse, neglect, grief, anxiety, depression, attachment issues, chronic pain or even armed conflict and is one of the few therapists in Hong Kong qualified for in depth complex trauma treatment.

Dr. Terrighena is extensively trained to practice psychotherapy from a variety of empirically proven therapeutic interventions that are focused on depth perspective. Her primary therapy mode is based on an integration of Schema and EMDR Therapy, with additional tools from Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Emotion Efficacy Therapy (EET). She is a certified grief counsellor.

This approach stems from Dr. Terrighena’s passionate belief about cohesively enhancing mental health in society. She concentrates on balancing the four pillars of mental health namely, thoughts, feelings, behaviours, and physiology.

In addition to her private practice, Dr. Terrighena facilitates interactive, experiential workshops for private groups and corporates as well as provides mental health education. As a highly revered specialist in the field of mental health, she is widely published in both the scientific community and in popular media.

Her qualifications include a B.Sc. Hons. in Psychology (UK), Master of Counselling (Australia), and Ph.D. in Emotional Neuropsychology (Hong Kong).

Dr Terrighena maintains professional memberships in the British Psychological Society (BPS), the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), the Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS) and the Psychotherapy Society of Hong Kong (PSHK).

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Please note, we are accepting clients, however, some of our psychologists have waiting lists. We'll do our best to accommmodate your needs.

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Please Note: MindnLife Practice does not currently have internship opportunity, and we do not see the need for the near future.

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This information is not advice, and should not be treated as such neither should it be treated as an alternative to seeking professional advice from a healthcare provider.