Lene Bisgaard, M.S.

As a bilingual psychotherapist I support expats and locals, and I have experience working on a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, grief and loss, self-criticism, maintaining sobriety, marriage and relationship issues, life transitions, anger, stress management and work related difficulties.

I have a master degree in clinical counseling from Monash University, Melbourne, and I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselors and Psychotherapists (BACP). I have trained in the Gottman Couples Therapy approach (read more about how we do couples therapy here), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and I am also a certified Newfield Network Life Coach. I have spent the last 10 years counseling and coaching the international and local communities in Hong Kong. Additionally, I have specialized training in trauma-informed care and self-compassion. I work with couples and individuals online and in person.

How I work

As an integrative Psychotherapist, I draw on a range of approaches that include cognitive behavioral–, and compassion based therapy, mindfulness as well as personal values-clarification work.

I provide a safe and respectful space for you to talk about your thoughts and feelings and explore how you can enhance your life. Through this process you may find your own insights and develop different perceptions of your problems. I will help you explore techniques and strategies to cope with life’s challenges. We may also look at the messages that are no longer serving you, help you clarify your values and find a balance between acceptance and change.

Taking the first step to come to counseling can be daunting and as such asking for support can be stressful in itself and may make you feel vulnerable and self conscious. However, taking that first step may be the key to a new beginning.