Practitioner Profile

Anna Fenton

Psychology & Counselling

Areas of Interest

  • Addictions
    • Helping clients manage different types of addictions, including alcohol, recreational drugs, sex, gaming, gambling, pornography
    • Supporting the families and partners of those suffering from addictions
    • Techniques used include cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, neurolinguistic programming (NLP), Ericksonian hypnotherapy
  • Relationship issues
    • Assisting clients in dealing with relationship problems with their partners, colleagues, family members and children
    • Addressing potential issues on co-dependence, intimacy, parenting, succession planning and divorce
  • Depressive and anxiety disorders
    • Providing counselling with various psychotherapy techniques and management of other co-morbid conditions, such as eating disorder
  • Building self-esteem, resilience and self-assurance
    • Helping teenagers and young women navigate their transition into adulthood
  • Public speaking
    • Tackling stage fright and anxiety with neuro-linguistic programming techniques and coaching

Qualifications

  • MA (Counselling) (Australia)
  • BA (Hons)
  • Certified Multiple Addictions Therapist (CMAT), IITAP (USA)
  • Certified Sex Addiction Therapist, (CSAT), IITAP USA.
  • Master Practitioner, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, (NLP), The Society of NLP, (USA)

Languages

English

Experience

Anna is an experienced therapist, trainer and writer. Having lived in Hong Kong for the past 30 years, Anna specialises in managing all aspects of addiction and substance abuse. She was the Head Counsellor of The Cabin (Hong Kong), which was part of the Cabin Addiction Services Group headquartered in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She was also a therapist at St. John’s Cathedral Counselling Services for many years. She is one of the few CSAT (IITAP Certified Sex Addiction Therapists) and CMAT (IITAP Certified Multiple Addiction Therapists) in Asia. She has designed and run family treatment programmes for the families of addicts and treats a wide variety of individual, couple and family with communication and relationship issues.

She regularly broadcasts on RTHK radio, having produced a series titled ‘Hooked’ that talks about addiction, and has written extensively about mental health care.