Internationally renowned, Nikki Green is one of the most highly sought after couples therapists in Hong Kong, where she was born and spent most of her life (other than 8 years in the US and Mexico).
Growing up she received the message from her parents that she was unlovable, and feeling the shadow of that grow stronger and stronger with each failed relationship, Nikki was determined not to let that define her. She has dedicated her life to her insatiable curiosity regarding how to create a deeply loving relationship, seemingly against all odds, and to help others get there too!
Having grown up in classrooms and at birthday parties that resembled the United Nations, she and her work are deeply cross-cultural.
Well-qualified and highly experienced, Nikki made a name for herself offering psychotherapy, relationship/marital therapy, and sex therapy using an eclectic mix of styles developed over her extensive career. She is renowned for getting to the heart of the matter quickly and profoundly. After almost 25 years of working with a large number of troubled couples, Nikki is an ‘affairs’ expert – she has worked with individuals, couples and groups helping people to both enrich their relationships so they avoid affairs, as well as healing from them. She is highly dedicated, results-oriented and passionate about her work.
She now divides her time between Hong Kong, the UK and the US.
Professional Training and Membership
Nikki has a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy and her particular interest (and the topic or her dissertation) is the field of human sexuality and in particular its link to intimacy and direct correlation to the psychological health of all emotionally committed relationships (regardless of sexual orientation). In addition to her Psychotherapy, Couple's Therapy and Sex Therapy training, she is also an IHS Certified Health Coach.
A lifelong learner, Nikki has trained in a variety of theoretical frameworks, including Emotion Focused Therapy (training with the 'Big 3', John Gottman, Sue Johnson, and Les Greenberg), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), cutting-edge Neuroscience and Sex Therapy. While she continues to study widely, she finds her most illuminating lessons come from her clients and her own deeply loving, enriching and always growing relationship.
She is AASECT qualified (American Association of Sex Educators, Counsellors and Therapists) and is a member of the Psychotherapy Society of Hong Kong, the Asia-Ocenia Federation for Sexology and the Hong Kong Association of Sexuality Educators, Researchers Therapists Limited (HKASERT).
Nikki is a Reiki Master Level Two and a certified Psych K Practitioner.
She is a certified trainer with Gordon Intl., a company that offers conflict resolution training workshops to Parents, Teachers and Corporate Leaders.
She has worked with KELY Support (a local charity offering support to teenagers) in separate capacities; both training the facilitators of their Peer Support Workshops (offered at all secondary schools in HK), and counsellor for their own in-house peer counsellors.
She has also consulted for the Humane Society International working with them on their 'First Strike' project; the link between animal abuse and interpersonal violence, and she also lectured on their behalf.
Nikki is a member of the Hong Kong Psychotherapy Society and she adheres to the The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's 'Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy'.