I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC). This means that I have met the professional standards of the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors for academic training (Master’s level), clinical experience and supervision. I am accountable for my work through the Association’s code of ethical conduct and standards of clinical practice and its complaints, investigation and discipline process. For more info please visit: www.bc-counsellors.org
My personal approach to counselling is calm, sincere and encouraging. I draw from a number of therapeutic approaches to provide individualized services for my clients. These approaches include:
Person Centred Therapy
Feeling valued, accepted and understood within an authentic relationship of care and trust creates the conditions needed for people to heal themselves, experience personal growth and meet their full potential. The therapeutic relationship provides a safe place to explore your thoughts, perceptions, emotions and behaviors to enhance personal awareness and promote self-directed and meaningful change.
Solution Focused Therapy
This is a goal-directed approach focused on solutions in the here and now rather than on the problems that brought you to therapy. With awareness that change is always occurring in our lives, this therapy builds on your strengths, invites you to envision the life that you want and moves you toward living this way.
We make sense of our lives through the stories we have about ourselves and this shapes the way we experience the world. How did you come to know yourself and does this story represent all of who you are, who you have been, and who you could be in your life? Our sense of identity can both liberate and limit us when facing problems. This approach provides an opportunity to explore other stories about yourself and create a different narrative–one that feels more meaningful and true for you.
Feminist Anti-Oppression Framework
Our experiences and our struggles cannot be separated from the social, cultural and political contexts in which they occur. Using this framework helps us to understand the impacts that privilege, power, discrimination and oppression have in your life. The issues that bring people to therapy are often a result of, or response to, their experience in an oppressive society. This is a respectful and empowering approach that focuses on your abilities to heal and transform your life.
Inouye Counselling welcomes individuals of all cultures, abilities, ethnicities, religions, sexual orientations and gender identities.
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