Our Clinical Staff

Ms. LAI Hwa, Sarah

Certified Counsellor, The Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association

Provide professional individual, relationship, premarital, marriage, and family counselling services, specialize in:


  • Counselling individuals experiencing emotional and mental distress, including anxiety disorders, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, insomnia, crisis situations, addiction, interpersonal relationship issues, and career planning.
  • Family therapy, including couples therapy, single-parent families, and blended families.
  • Counselling children and adolescents facing emotional and behavioral problems, parent coaching, and play therapy.


Apart from counselling work, she also offers various lectures and workshops to other organizations.


Gender Female
Professional Qualifications Master of Christian Marriage and Family Therapy, Bethel Seminary, Hong Kong
BSc, Social Work, University of Huddersfield, England
Pre-clinical Fellow Member of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
Certified Counsellor, The Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association
Qualified Prepare & Enrich Counsellor
JPHAA Pastel Nagomi Art Certified Advance Instructor
Languages Cantonese, Mandarin and English


Ms. Sarah Lai has a Master of Christian Marriage and Family Therapy (MCMFT), graduating from Hong Kong Bethel Bible Seminary. In Hong Kong, she has worked as Family Minister at an English-speaking international church, as a counsellor at an elite Hong Kong school, as well as counselling through her own private practice. She is a professional member of American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, and a certified counsellor under The Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association. Before that, she worked and studied in UK, worked as a social worker, serving multi-ethnic groups, mainly supporting children and family.


Sarah is an experienced counsellor, and have worked with individuals of diverse family structures, including parents, single-parents, children, etc. In working with children, she specialises in the use of Play Therapy, a methodology she found to be highly effective. While recognising that mental health has become one crucial life threatening factor, she dedicates herself to helping individuals and career professionals overcome anxiety and emotional issues, as well as helping those with depression, sleep disorders, marriage and parenting issues.


Coming from a cross-cultural family, Sarah has first-hand experience and understanding of the complexities found in cross-cultural settings. She also believes in the strong connections between the physical, mental, psychological, and spiritual dimensions. Apart from traditional counselling methodologies, Sarah also offers practical and experiential counselling. She often gives talks and holds workshops to help people live healthily. Sarah went to the Philippines in 2014 to provide Typhoon relief counselling for local students and families.