Julianne Bjørk Yang

Counsellor working with adolescents and adults

Master of Counselling (Monash University, Australia).

Julianne is a Counsellor from Norway with experience in counselling and coaching from Hong Kong, Singapore and Norway. She provides counselling in Norwegian and English, and understands Swedish and Danish at a professional level.

She is a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She has teaching and research experience from higher education, and holds a Ph.D. in Film Studies from the University of Oslo (Norway), and an M.Phil. and B.A. in Comparative Literature from The University of Hong Kong.

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Background & Experience

Prior to moving to Singapore, Julianne was a school counsellor at an international IB World School in Hong Kong. She has also offered counselling for employees at international companies in Hong Kong and Singapore. Julianne primarily works with adolescents and adults.

She has experience supporting clients through issues related to stress, anxiety, grief, depression, work challenges, academic issues, family/intimate relationships, peer relationships (including bullying), identity issues, body image issues, and adjusting to a new culture.

She speaks English and Norwegian fluently, and understands Swedish and Danish at a professional level. She also has basic listening proficiency in Shanghainese, Mandarin and Cantonese.

Prior to becoming a counsellor, Julianne ran her own business as a career coach in Hong Kong, providing individual career coaching to professionals and career workshops for companies. Julianne started her career in higher education, as an educator and researcher in the humanities. She has been a Fulbright Research Scholar in the USA, and has a Ph.D. in Film Studies, and an M.Phil. and B.A. in Comparative Literature.

Therapeutic Approaches

Julianne uses a client-centered, collaborative approach and draws on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused Therapy, art/expressive therapies, neuroscience and research on emotions and self-compassion. She is committed to keeping her skills and knowledge up to date, and is currently learning Emotion-Focused Therapy and practices mindfulness.

Working with adolescents

She has a deep respect for young people. She enjoys learning from them and offering them a confidential space to explore who they are, what they need, and what matters to them. Having been a counsellor at an international school, Julianne understands the academic pressures that students are under. She also believes in collaborating with clients and empowering them to develop strategies that fit their personality, situation and strengths.

Working with adults

Julianne has been a counsellor in Hong Kong and Singapore, where she has supported adults from culturally diverse backgrounds. She has worked with clients on various issues, from stress, anxiety and depression to relationship issues, career changes and loss.


Growing up in Norway, and having lived in Hong Kong, Denmark and the USA, Julianne is used to navigating different cultures. She moved to Singapore with her husband in 2022, and loves bird-watching, exploring hawker food, and discovering new ways to practice mindful living.

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