SinYin Yick

SinYin Yick

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Therapist - Bristol

Bristol BS2
Sessions from £80.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates


I offer both online and in-person (Bristol) therapy. I mainly work on Monday and Wednesday. I'll be available on Friday starting from August 2024. Please message me if you'd like to know my available time slots. 

About me and my therapy practice

Hi, I'm originally from Hong Kong. I have had more than 10 years of counselling and psychotherapy experiences, specialising in sexuality, gender and relationship diversity issues and adults' mental health problems, such as anxiety and depression. Currently, I'm also a Counselling Psychologist in Training (Almost finish my final year Doctorate training) based in Bristol.

Since 2013, I have had extensive experiences in working with the LGBTQI+ community in Hong Kong, in particular with men who have sex with men that experienced substance use issues and sexual health concerns, including HIV and other STIs. Over the past few years, I have been working with minority ethic individuals and trauma survivors who have had PTSD/ CPTSD symptoms in the UK. I also had the opportunity in working with people who have experienced eating difficulties in the NHS outpatient community service. 

Sessions can be conducted in Cantonese, Mandarin and/or English. I provide both in-person (in Bristol only) or online sessions.

Practice description

My therapeutic approach is relational integrative approach, which means that I focus on the relational context in therapy while applying different kinds of therapy and techniques to fit the needs and difficulties of each individual. For example, in psychodynamic therapy, I focus on the unconscious processes and past events, which will facilitate the client to make sense of what is going on through enhancing self-awareness into present difficulties. In CBT, we can work collaboratively to explore your beliefs and personal rules that contribute to the maintenance of the difficulties in life. 

Besides this, I'm a trained EMDR therapist. I've been providing therapy with a trauma-informed approach. Please note that I'm a trained EMDR therapist registered in The Hong Kong EMDR Association, but I'm not a member of EMDR UK/ Europe. Please consult EMDR UK if you have concern about this. 

I offer both short-term and long-term counselling sessions.

My first session

Starting therapy isn't always easy and arranging the first session could be a stressful process for some people. Having a sense of fear and uncertainty is understandable. If you have concerns, I'm happy to schedule a 10-15mins phone call before we schedule a time for a face-to-face initial consultation (sometimes called an assessment). This is a chance for us to meet and to understand your expectation in therapy. It's also an opportunity for you to get a sense of whether we may be a good match. 

Currently, I'm charging on a sliding scale based on personal income. Concession rate is only available for full-time university students and places are limited. 

Before we meet for the first time, I will let you know details regarding payment and I will send you a contract that includes cancellation and rescheduling policy. In the first session, we will also discuss practical arrangements, such as time and frequency of appointments. 

Please note that I only have limited number of concession rates for full-time University students. 

What I can help with

ADD / ADHD, Addictions, AIDS/HIV, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Substance Dependency, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

CBT, EMDR, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Organisations, Trainees, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long term sessions, Long-term face-to-face work, Online therapy, Short term sessions, Short-term face-to-face work, Time-limited

Languages spoken

English, Chinese (Cantonese), Mandarin