Know Thyself Art Therapy
Established by a UK registered Art Psychotherapist, Know Thyself Art Therapy offers 1:1 and group art psychotherapy service in Hong Kong. It aims at promoting mental health awareness and art therapy professional development in the city.
About the Registered Art Psychotherapist Jasmine Lam
Jasmine (Lam Shuk Yin) is a qualified Art Psychotherapist registered with Health & Care
Professions Council (H.C.P.C.) in the United Kingdom. She values the importance of
providing a safe and non-judgemental space to guide clients through their self-discovery
journey through artmaking. Her innate sensitivity allows her to adjust clinical approach
flexibly according to different individual’s needs across the duration of therapy.
Jasmine adopts a person-centred and psychodynamic approach in her clinical work. She has
art therapy clinical experience supporting children presenting with emotional, behavioural, sexual abuse, and self-esteem issues in a primary school where ethnic minorities settle in London. She also successfully introduced art therapy service to an in-patient psychiatric ward in an NHS mental health hospital in the UK, where she delivered 1:1 and group art therapy sessions to the elderly who were diagnosed with depression, bi-polar disorder, schizophrenia, personality disorder, anxiety disorder, alcohol abuse, delirium.
Jasmine has experience collaborating with parents, teachers, and other mental health professionals to help clients facilitate change in life. She is particularly interested in working with domestic and emotional abuse, depression, dementia, and palliative care, helping clients develop self-awareness, gain new perspectives in life, and be at peace with oneself.
Master of Arts in Art Therapy, University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom (with Distinction)
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Fine Arts and English Studies, The University of Hong Kong
Advanced Certificate in Psychology, University of Hong Kong School of Professional and Continuing Education
Registered Art Psychotherapist, Health & Care Professions Council (U.K.)
H.C.P.C. Registration number: AS16637
Full Member, British Association of Art Therapists
Professional Member, Hong Kong Association of Art Therapists
‘I don’t feel a prisoner of my depression anymore. I can’t tell you how much that means. I’d rather die than go through another dark time like the last one. But this has shown me a new way of being and shown me a different way of coping with being me.’ *
‘I had so much benefit… real lasting benefits that I’ve been able to carry on with on my own, like a new way of doing things and different methods of coping. I think I got more from it than I ever thought possible.’*
The above views are from clients at the Creative Therapies Service, Exeter, interviewed by Sarah Bennet. ‘When words are not enough’, MSc Research, University of Exeter School of Psychology.
REFERNECE: GREAT BRITAIN. THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION OF ART THERAPISTS. (2019) ‘What is Art Therapy?’ London.