Going to a counsellor can be scary because you may reveal your most vulnerable story to a stranger. Having more information about my professional background might help you to decide whether I am a good fit for you.

What is my professional background?

I am a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor (RTC) with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapist of Canada (ACCT). I am also a Shiatsu Therapist, a Japanese form of massage therapy. I use an integrative counselling approach that focuses on integrating body, mind and spirit. My instructors came from diverse cultures in Europe, North America and Japan.

Professionally trained, at an international level

My professional goal is to provide excellent counselling services and professional training is an important aspect of it. I feel blessed to have found institutions and instructors who shared their profound wisdom and best-practices about healing with me. The trainings I attended focused on trauma, abuse, intergenerational trauma, relationships, and grief and loss.

Continuous Education for more than 7 years

I am a graduate of the Vancouver College of Counsellor Training. Additionally, I completed awareness integration training from Gestalt Counselling perspective in Vancouver, BC, and I finished a certificate in Organizational and Relationship Systems Coaching (ORSC) by CRR Global, the leading organization in providing training in relationship systems. Furthermore, I participated in a 3 years’ training program in systemic and family constellations at the InstitutGestalt and Beth-Constelaciones in Spain. Furthermore, I successfully completed a course for therapeutic storytelling at the InstitutGestalt in Spain as well as the certified Story-Coach Program by Story-Coach Inc., Israel. I also have a diploma in coaching from the Instituto Europeo de Coaching in Spain.

Professional experience as a counsellor

I see clients in my private practice since 2011. Furthermore, I conducted workshops for counsellors in India on how to use storytelling to heal trauma for Street Heroes Of India, a Spanish not-for-profit organization. Additionally, I facilitated the peer-support group “Between Femme” for female identified and non-binary individuals at Outlink, Calgary’s centre for sexual and gender diversity.

Professional experience in Shiatsu

To be able to offer integrative services, I also graduated from the Canadian College of Shiatsu Therapy and worked in the Japan Shiatsu Clinic in Vancouver. Furthermore, I am a Reiki Master and Teacher in Usui Ryoho Reiki and have completed training in spiritual healing at Espacio Síntesis in Spain.

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