Are you ready to level up your mindset?

Our mind is the most powerful engine, yet it is rarely serviced. Take the step to empower yourself with a healthier mindset and move towards a more fulfilling life – come see us at Momentum Counselling.

About Momentum

Momentum Counselling was founded by two like-minded women who passionately believe in helping clients to create positive momentum through a solution-focused and evidence-based approach.

We will collaborate with you to develop a treatment plan according to your values, goals and needs. This plan will utilize your strengths, set specific objectives, and help you to achieve greater peace of mind and lasting change.

We utilize a variety of counselling tools based on positive psychology and evidence-based techniques such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and the Gottman Method (for couples therapy). 

About Us

Our founders, Jill and Patricia, are integrative psychotherapists, who incorporate a variety of therapeutic tools from empirically based modalities to best-fit our clients’ needs and goals. Our sessions are conducted in English.

Jill Carter​

Counsellor, CSTIP, Co-Founder

Jill seeks to help people find their meaning and joy in life, addressing areas of difficulty that include anxiety, depression, trauma, relationships, divorce, and bereavement. She works with individuals, couples, and families. As a mother to two teen daughters, she is interested in helping families find a balance to help foster their children’s academic success and their social and emotional well-being.

Originally from the United States, Jill has been a Hong Kong resident since 2010. Her interest in human cognition and behaviour started in her teens, and she studied psychology at university and post-graduate. Life led her in a different direction to corporate marketing and later photography. She has enjoyed self-employment as a portrait photographer for 15 years. A series of critical life events in 2020/21, including breast cancer treatment and survivorship, resulted in several “light bulb moments” that led her back to psychology and counselling studies.

Jill has a Master of Counselling (Monash University), a Master of Developmental Psychology (Teacher’s College, Columbia University), and a Bachelor of Arts (Comm/Psychology; Central Connecticut State University). She is a member of the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association, the Hong Kong Society of Counselling and Psychology, the American Counseling Association, and the American Psychological Association. Jill is trained in Gottman couples therapy (Level 2 certification) and is a Certified Sex Therapy Informed Professional (CSTIP).

“We think we listen, but very rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening, of this very special kind, is one of the most potent forces for change that I know.” – Carl Rogers

Patricia grew up in Sydney and originally moved to Hong Kong for work, but has since built her life here and is a mother of two children. Having migrated, lived, and worked on multiple continents, she has experienced the highs and lows of being an expatriate and a working mother of young children. Patricia understands the complexities and challenges that clients may have to navigate. 

She works with couples, individuals and families and is interested in helping clients overcome:

  • relationship/marital challenges;
  • career-induced stress, or those who are looking for a change or feel like they are seeking direction; 
  • anxiety from navigating life as a young adult;
  • stress from being a new mother;
  • parent-adolescent communication barriers and enhancing stress management skills for students; 
  • anxiety and/or depression.

Prior to co-founding Momentum, Patricia spent almost two decades in finance, working across private equity, asset management, and investment banking in Hong Kong, London, and Sydney. In her prior role, Patricia served as Group Head of Strategy for a large, multi-national single-family office, focusing on investment strategy and serving as a non-executive director on the Board of Directors for public and private companies. Her career has enabled her to connect with people from all walks of life and she has always been interested in the human mind. She has found her second calling in counselling and helping clients work through challenges in their lives and prioritizing their mental health.

Patricia has a Master of Counselling (Monash University), a Bachelor of Laws (UNSW), and a Bachelor of Commerce (UNSW). She is a member of the Hong Kong Professional Counselling Association and the Hong Kong Society of Counselling and Psychology.

“The primary cause of unhappiness is never the situation but your thoughts about it.” – Eckhart Tolle

Patricia Toh

Counsellor, Co-Founder

Our Services


Individual therapy can help you to improve your everyday life by allowing you to be the sole focus of a single counsellor who helps you develop and achieve your goals for therapy. It’s the best way to get truly customized therapy, allowing you more control over the pacing and the methods used. We integrate a variety of counselling tools from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, motivational interviewing and traditional talk therapy to best fit your needs.


We utilize the Gottman Method couples therapy approach, which combines Dr. John Gottman’s 35 years of research on couples’ relationships with Dr. Julie Schwartz Gottman’s more than 30 years of clinical practice. The Gottman method help couples break through barriers to achieve greater understanding, connection and intimacy in their relationships. It is a structured, goal-oriented, scientifically-based therapy, with intervention strategies that are based upon empirical data from Dr. Gottman’s three decades of research with more than 3,000 couples.


Parents are the real experts on their children, but sometimes they struggle to get through to them effectively. We work with families to develop a custom therapy program for each adolescent or teen based on their specific needs, strengths, and goals. We use a variety of evidence-based techniques to address issues such as self-esteem, bullying, anxiety, depression, procrastination, and interpersonal skills. However, sometimes the best thing we can do is simply be a consistent, safe, and trusted adult to whom your child can confide.

Frequently Asked Questions


The first individual session is 75 minutes. Thereafter, each individual session is 50 minutes.

The first couples session is 90 minutes. Thereafter, each couple’s session is 75 minutes.

We offer sessions at our office in Wong Chuk Hang or via video call.

Your first session is special as we would love to get to know you and understand the issues at hand. As such, we offer a longer session for individuals and couples for their first appointment.
Please be on time for your appointment!


Please message us for more information.

Payment for the session is due on the day and can be paid by cash, personal cheque, PayMe, EPS or credit card (with a 3% surcharge).

We understand that sometimes there are unavoidable conflicts. However, we would appreciate if you can give a minimum of 24 hour’s notice if you plan on changing or cancelling your appointment, otherwise a full session fee will be charged.

All counselling sessions must be paid by the client directly. However, some insurance providers cover psychotherapy, so check your benefits policy and reimbursement procedures. Invoices will be provided to clients upon request.


To provide our clients with a safe environment for disclosure, we endeavor to keep information from counselling sessions confidential and will only disclose information with written permission of the client, or as when required by legal or ethical mandates. There are limitations of confidentiality in cases of potential harm to oneself or others, and this will be discussed during the first session.

"During our counselling sessions, Patricia demonstrated a really good balance of actively listening and giving me strategies to try. There were many opportunities for me to reflect and find a way forward with the issues I had, all the time being guided by Patricia. By my request, I would ask for a ‘homework’ task for me to work in between the sessions, and this helped me to work on ideas and strategies and see which were suitable for me in my circumstances. I felt Patricia understood me and the reason why I was there with her. She was able to give me a lot of support when I needed it the most.”
"I'm so grateful that someone introduced me to Jill at the beginning of my divorce process when I was feeling so alone and discouraged. It gave me a safe place to verbally process what was going on in my heart and mind, at a time when many of my friends and family still hadn't heard the news of my divorce yet. Jill has a very natural and comfortable way of counselling. You feel like you're talking to a close friend who offers practical wisdom and encouraging words."
“As a new father of a premature baby born during COVID times, I experienced many unforeseen challenges at home. Concerns over our baby’s health and post-partum blues led me to seek outside advice on how to manage these stresses. Patricia objectively approaches issues that result in practical solutions in the near term and sheds light on a path for longer-term meaningful change. She listened attentively and identified key knots leading to challenges I faced. What I found most helpful is that she strikes a fine balance between empathizing with my perspectives and providing honest feedback I need for self-reflection and improvement. She draws from both her academic and practical training while remaining connected with realities of everyday life given her wealth of experiences. Ultimately, meaningful, lasting resolutions reside with my partner and me though I keep top of mind pointers Patricia highlights.”
"Jill is an extremely talented counsellor who is able to successfully guide and inspire others. During our couples counselling sessions, Jill was able to help my partner and I learn effective communication techniques, and also to help us understand our emotions on a much deeper level. We credit our strengthened connection to Jill. Jill's teaching and counsel has had a long-lasting positive impact on our relationship and we are both beyond grateful."
“Patricia is a very ideal balance of a patient ear and a outcomes focused counsellor. I gained a lot of confidence from working with her, and appreciate her perspective in guiding me through my mind. Highly recommend you speak to her to identify whether there is a fit!”
"My partner and I decided to try couples counselling to strengthen our relationship and communication skills. We are so both so grateful that we had Jill as our counsellor, as she taught and guided us through effective communication techniques as well as dealing with conflict. I initially did not think we needed counselling as we were not unhappy or in a rough patch, but our relationship is now unbelievably stronger. We are both more confident and happier in the relationship and in general. Jill has been amazing at guiding us through the process and I am so thankful for such a skillful counsellor."
“I was going through a personal crisis with myself and my relationships and needed to get help. With Patricia’s counsel, I was able to look at my problems from a different perspective and pick the most suitable solutions for myself. Patricia provided me with the tools I need to understand myself better. The work I did with Patricia really helped me ground myself and figure out my next steps. I'm really glad I worked with her and would highly recommend her if anyone is need of a counselor.”
"I’d never considered myself as someone who needed counselling, but I noticed I was spending a lot of my time feeling anxious, so a friend suggested I try out counselling. I could not be happier that I took this step. Jill was so easy to talk to, I didn’t feel judged and over the course of just a few sessions Jill was able to help me open up and explore the root causes of my anxiety. It was revelatory and hugely impactful on my life, helping me see things through a different lens. Jill introduced me to some practical exercises to help me navigate future stressful times and I have come away from our sessions with a great deal of confidence and optimism about all aspects of my life."
“I went to see Patricia when I was over-stressed and suffered from anxiety. I could not recommended her more highly! She was so easy to talk to, held no judgement and empathetic which helped me open up more. Not only did she look at my current stresses but also what is happening or could happen in the future and how to manage those situations in ways to reduce the risk of anxiety. The techniques she taught me and the way in which she opened my mind to view situations from a different perspective have been beyond helpful.”
There have been a lot of sadness in the relationship between my partner and I, and frustration has been building up as we didn't know how to move forward. That was when we decided to try counselling. I feel fortunate to have found Patricia as our counsellor. Patricia helped us find some clarity in our emotional mess. Her outcome-focused approach helped frame our thinking and gave us reference points on how to better think through the issues in our relationship. She showed that she listened to us and we felt that she cared. She was able to point out our pain points and offered practical suggestions for us to try. We were feeling stuck, and Patricia’s firm and confident approach was what we needed to shake us up. She questioned us, reflected on what she saw from an objective point of view, and got to the underlying issues in the relationship. While we still need to rely on ourselves to find our own happiness, it would have been much more difficult with out Patricia's guidance. I would encourage anyone who would trust the guidance of a professional to talk to Patricia – even if you might not believe you desperately need it.

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