Ms. Sum Shuk Man, Lily
Lily Sum graduated with a First Class Honours Degree in Social Work from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She also completed a Master of Science in Psychiatric Social Work and a Master of Arts in Theology from the Manchester University in the UK.
Having served in the Hong Kong Christian Service, Breakthrough and the Society for the Promotion of Hospice Care, Lily has accumulated a wealth of practical knowledge in youth and family work, psychological counseling, bereavement and end-of-life care. On top of her over 20 years' experience assuming frontline clinical and management roles, Lily has been extensively involved in giving counselling-related talks and training, as well as volunteer and staff supervision. She is author of the books “Love & Jealousy” and “The Making of a Perfectionist” and a contributor to “Fostering Resilient Youth”.
Lily sees life as a journey full of challenges. On each unique pathway, we are inevitably confronted with problems in life like illnesses, frustrations, separation or pain. Our balance is disturbed. Counselling can be an option to help one look into the twists and turns of life, so as to regain strength and find hope to journey on mindfully.
Life is not a problem to be solved but a mystery to be lived. It is often through gathering courage and finding the right pacing to examine life, with respect and sincerity, that we find growth opportunities lying ahead.
Specialisms & Areas of Interest
Personal growth and Emotional issues (Personal Growth Group)
Youth and Family work
Grief, Loss and Bereavement
Depression and mental health
End of Life Care and Care for the Care-givers
合著《炮製少年不倒翁 ─ 家校抗逆冊》。