About Dr. Hannah Sugarman
Dr. Hannah Sugarman is a UK-trained clinical psychologist working in Hong Kong.
Dr. Sugarman is from the UK, growing up in Manchester and later moving to London. She pursued a career in Clinical Psychology to enable her to work in a caring role which combined her interests in psychology, healthcare and research. Dr. Sugarman completed her doctoral clinical training at Royal Holloway, University of London.
In her clinical work with clients, Dr. Sugarman prides herself on her professional, caring and empathic manner. Sessions are a non-judgemental, safe space for you to have the opportunity to communicate your needs and goals so that you can work together to reduce your distress.
She is passionate about challenging the stigmas that can arise in relation to mental health issues, and will do everything she can to help you to feel comfortable to discuss what is bothering you. Dr. Sugarman regularly collaborates with charitable initiatives that are aimed at reducing stigma around mental health and improving access to mental health care for those who need it.
Dr. Sugarman's experience spans mental and physical health settings including inpatient, outpatient and community services. She has worked with clients across the whole lifespan, from preschool aged children to older people. She has experience working with a range of different presenting problems, including anxiety, depression and many other difficulties. She uses an integrative approach, combining techniques from cognitive-behavioural therapy with other approaches such as acceptance and commitment therapy, motivational interviewing and mindfulness. Dr. Sugarman has a special interest in the interaction between physical and mental health, including medically unexplained symptoms (e.g. IBS, chronic pain). She is experienced in conducting cognitive and neuropsychological assessments with adults.
Dr. Sugarman is registered with the Health and Care Professionals' Council (UK). She is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society and a member of the Psychotherapy Society of Hong Kong.