A Letter from Ivy:
Life is not only about enduring what it throws at you.
Whether you feel like you have tried everything you can,
or you feel like you need immediate support in what you are facing now,
this is the space for you. I am here for you.
I am here to open your dialogues with the world and with yourself, and to help you find out and live with your inner consent – the feeling of “this is right for me”; the feeling of “this is what I want for my life!”
What you can expect is a warm, safe, non-judgmental, and open place, where I will walk alongside with you, listening to you and your needs, supporting you when you feel down or lost, affirming you when you make change happen!
I believe we are meant to meet with each other. I honor our encountering as bringing my holistic and authentic self to our sessions, being open, being available, and being with you.
Education & Qualification:
Ivy completed her Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Trinity Western University. She has also been trained in multiple therapeutic modalities, such as Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Observed & Experiential Integration (OEI), and Satir Couples Therapy. In order to keep her knowledge and skills up-to-date, Ivy continues to pursue ongoing education and training, including but not limited to Existential Analysis (EA), Internal Family Systems (IFS), and Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT). Ivy is eligible and has been currently applying for professional memberships as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, and as a Canadian Clinical Counsellor (CCC) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Scope of Practice:
Ivy has experience working with children, youth, post-secondary students, and adults of all ages for a wide variety of concerns, such as anxiety, depression, posttraumatic stress, life transitions, parenting, and so forth. Ivy is also currently interested in working with couples and families regarding relationship conflicts, communication issues, emotional and attachment needs, etc. As a person who encountered with both Western and Asian culture, Ivy is also interested in providing services to people from different cultural backgrounds. Ivy offers both in person and online counselling sessions.
With the fundamental trust in clients’ desire and potential for growth and change, Ivy strives to tailor her approach to clients’ different needs. In counselling sessions, Ivy involves not only traditional talk therapy (e.g., Emotionally Focused Therapy, Solution-focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, etc.), but also creative alternatives, such as mindfulness exercises, painting, as well as the use of sand-tray and games.