Ho Law

BA, BSc, PhD, AFBPsS, CPsychol, HCPC registered practitioner psychologist

NSPC Roles
Research Supervisor: Primary Doctoral Supervisors,
Research Supervisors: Masters and Secondary,


Empsy® (Empowerment Psychology), the company founded by Ho, provides a full range of psychological services to empower people, communities and the planet. It won the Social Care Award 2022 as: the Best Mental Health Coaching Consultancy – East of England. Professor Ho Law is internationally renowned consultant in coaching psychology, research & development with over 35 years’ experience. Ho values diversity in people and respects their cultures and believes in equal opportunities for all; was one of the first equality advisors to the Assistant Permanent Under Secretary of State in the UK Home Office; the equality movement led to the legislation of the Race Relations (Amendment) Act 2000 and Equality Act 2010. He acquired the skills of narrative techniques from the late Michael White (the founder of narrative therapy) in the Dulwich Centre, Adelaide, South Australia in 2006. In 2007, as part of his locum work, Ho worked at Christmas Island, Australia, and provided health coaching for the people and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) training for doctors and nurses at the hospital on the Island. Back in the UK, Ho has further developed narrative coaching. In collaboration with Professor Stephen Palmer and colleagues, Ho co-founded the Special Group in Coaching Psychology (SGCP) in the British Psychology Society (BPS) in 2004 and the International Society for Coaching Psychology (ISfCP) in 2011. Between 2009-2015 Ho led MSc Coaching Psychology Programmes Health Coaching and research modules (distance learning and on-campus) at the School of Psychology, University of East London. Successfully supervised two doctorate students to their completion (Ph.D. and clinical psychology, as their Director of Studies) and dozens of MSc students dissertations, which Ho was nominated by students as the Best Supervisor and won the first Student-Led Teaching Award across the whole university in 2013. In 2015-2016, Ho was contracted by the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education as its Coaching Programme Advisor and developed a new Postgraduate Certificate in Coaching. Ho Law is currently the Editor of the BPS Transpersonal Psychology Review and supervising a dozen of research doctorate students at the New School of Psychotherapy & Counselling in London, advocating the new narrative action research while dividing his time between research, supervision, writing, and family. 

Back to Faculty Members