Dr Vanessa Yuan

Clinical Psychologist working with children, adolescents and adults.

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, PGDE in Special Education, MSc Child and Adolescent Mental Health, BS in Psychology, BA in Communication. Vanessa is registered with British Psychological Society (BPS) and Hong Kong Psychological Society (HKPS). She provides therapy in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Dr Vanessa Yuan is a UK-trained clinical psychologist who is registered with Health Care Professionals Council in the UK. Following her Bachelor degree, Vanessa worked as a residential counsellor in the United States and moved to London to complete her Masters degree in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Background and Clinical Experience

Vanessa worked with children with autism for many years in Hong Kong before she pursued her clinical psychology training at University College London. In the past few years, she supported children with emotional and behavioural difficulties in relation to their physical health difficulties, as well as adults who presented with anxiety, low mood, OCD, PTSD and other mental health difficulties. She also completed psychometric assessments and cognitive assessments for children, adolescents and adults. Vanessa has worked across hospitals, community mental health clinics and school settings.

Therapeutic Approaches

Vanessa provides clinical assessment and treatment for emotional and behavioural difficulties for children, adolescents and adults. Vanessa uses an integrative therapy approach that is informed by cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), narrative therapy and systemic approach. While always ensuring that therapy is always client centred and provided in a safe, non-judgmental space, she adopts an expressive and play-based approach with children.