Dr. An Gong
Dr. Gong gained a Masters degree in Developmental Psychology and Clinical Practice at Anna Freud Centre and University College London, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at University College London. She is registered with the UK Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and British Psychological Society (BPS).
Dr. Gong has over four years of experience within the field of children and adolescents’ mental health, helping them to manage difficulties including depression, anxiety, school stress, family conflicts, interpersonal relationship issues and deliberate self-harm. She is specialised in working with adolescents and young adults (aged 14-25) with low self-esteem, transition difficulties, trauma and PTSD, poor emotional regulation and self-identity issues. Her key objective is to support young people to overcome and make sense the problems and struggles at this life-stage, and to prepare them for potential challenges in their adulthood. She has experiences working with school, families and social services.
Before moving to Hong Kong, Dr Gong also worked in the general paediatric psychology team at University College London Hospital (UCLH) with young clients of physical health difficulties (e.g. diabetes, chronic fatigue and pain, oncology) that are comorbid with mental health problems. In addition to working with young individuals, Dr Gong also worked with adults and older adults to cope with depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, and social anxiety.
Dr. Gong offers therapy using evidence-based practices including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), narrative therapy, systemic and family therapy and psychodynamic principles. She also employs third wave techniques such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). She is accredited as a CBT practitioner by the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and a systemic practitioner by Association for Family Therapy and Systemic Practice (AFT).
Dr. Gong also has experience in providing psycho-educational assessments for children and adolescents with Attention-Deficit disorders (ADHD), Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and Learning difficulties. Subsequent to an assessmment, Dr. Gong can provide guidance and support to families if referral is required. Dr Gong has received and passed the training of Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS).
Dr. Gong is able to practise in both English and Mandarin Putonghua.