I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with good standing with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). My registration number is 17580.
Unlike other professions, it is important to have a therapeutic relationship with your counsellor. Research suggests that 70-80% of success in therapy comes from the professional relationship you have with your therapist.
I understand how awkward or uncomfortable it may be for many to see a counsellor. Counsellors also go to therapy so we can grow and heal, and so we can help our clients better. Therefore, I know how intimidating it can be. I understand that a flower does not bloom in a dark room, and that is why I work on shaping a safe environment with you so you can also grow. That is the reason I make it my goal to create a strong therapeutic relationship with you by being genuine, supporting, non-judgmental, open-minded, hopeful, and empathetic.
I make counselling about you and we work together to reach your therapeutic goals in an emotionally and mentally safe environment.
Get to know your therapist
It may help to get to know me a little bit. I grew up in Surrey, British Columbia and started volunteering and working for mental health and social service organizations early on in my life. I was naturally drawn to this profession, and I understand what pain, loneliness, and trauma feels like. I made it my mission to educate myself so that others can feel hopeful about their healing. Over the years, I’ve worked with diverse populations: children, youth, young adults, adults, elderly, people with disabilities, and various ethnic populations. I also have experience working with people who experience symptoms of acute stress, depression, anxiety, trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, substance abuse, and borderline personality disorder.
My own life and work experiences encouraged me to learn more about mental health and how I can help people who experience loss, pain, stress, and trauma. I pursued my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and further obtained my Masters of Counselling Psychology degree to learn how to help my community members. I am always learning and educating myself on new therapeutic techniques and treatments so I can help others. Although I had my own experiences around counselling and in life, I acknowledge that your experiences are unique. That is why I work with you to reach your own counselling goals.
I am Unique
Many of my clients valued my work because I was genuine and was easy to trust and connect with. They saw improvements in their self-esteem and overall happiness and well-being. I am looking forward to supporting you as well.
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