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Maynard Wong

Maynard Wong

I am a therapeutic coach and founder of The Butterfly Effect Alchemy, a method that blends the tools and goals in coaching with therapy to break Toxic Loops and see success in clients.

My specialisation is in dealing with toxic relationships and patterns with over 3 years in the field. I provide tools for clients to cope with toxic situations, and support their decisions in staying, leaving, and going back into dating.

Please email me at: [email protected]

Profession

Therapeutic Coach

Specialities

ANXIETY AND PANIC DISORDERS
DEPRESSION
GENERAL RELATIONSHIP CHALLENGES (FAMILY, FRIENDS, CO-WORKERS)
LGBTQIA+
TRAUMA AND POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER (PTSD)
PERSONAL GROWTH AND SELF-ESTEEM
MARRIAGE AND PARTNERSHIPS
DOMESTIC ABUSE AND VIOLENCE
SEX AND INTIMACY
SELF-HARM AND SUICIDAL FEELINGS

Finances

Sliding Scale Fees

Training

Diploma in Psychology
Certificate in Rapid Transformational Therapy
Certificate in Rapid Transformational Coaching
DiSC Profiling Certification
Certification in ACT
Certification in CBT

What kinds of treatment or therapy do you provide?

  • Couple Therapy
  • Hypnotherapy
  • Relationship Therapy

What language can you conduct the session in?

English, Chinese and Cantonese

What is the greatest reward in being a counsellor for the queer community?

The greatest reward is being able to help and see changes and success in my own community, and help overcome the trauma and hurt that is prevalent in the community.

What is the greatest challenge in being a counsellor for the queer community?

The queer community is not as open to therapy or coaching, I have had many clients that at first felt uncomfortable and would feel judged by their peers. It’ll be important to have more outreach in this field.

What was your path to becoming a therapist?

When I was young, I’ve always been fascinated with how human behaviours and emotions correlate and affect each other. Being in multiple toxic relationships in my past allowed me to gain insights, perspectives and have a vision of helping clients have the skills and tools to overcome such situations.

What are you most excited about within the evolving mental health landscape?

More people are aware about the importance of the mental health landscape, more therapists are available to help in specific fields.

What do you do to continue learning and building competencies as a provider?

I have continued to attend symposiums, trainings and certification programmes to further my knowledge. A Masters in Psychology is in the works.

What advice would you give to someone who is hesitant to try therapy?

Keep an open mind, have an initial consultation with the therapist, if you like them, then continue, if not, you can always find someone else. It’s about finding the right one and building the rapport with them.

What kind of training have you had in working with the LGBTQ population?

I have had multiple clients in the past from the LGBTQ community and being LGBTQ myself helps to empathise and connect with them.

What should someone know about working with you?

My coaching style is encouraging yet challenging at the same time. I’m very good in identifying Toxic Loops, patterns of behaviour that we consciously or unconsciously follow, and break them.

How do your own core values shape your approach to therapy?

My core values of integrity, happiness and honesty shapes my approach to always be truthful and honest to my clients and point out observations, etc. My value of happiness is the ultimate goal I have for my clients as well, to live life with happiness and peacefulness.