Deborah Fung’s counselling approach when counselling students, young adults, and adults in Surrey and Langley and surrounding areas. Counselling provided for Life Transitions, Anxiety, Depression, Stress Management, Body Image Issues, Eating Disorders, and Conflicts with Peers and Family
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My Counselling Approach
Through establishing an unconditionally accepting relationship with you, I seek to see the world through your eyes. I seek to understand your personal story and unique circumstances, your strengths, your emotional attachments, how you presently feel in your body, and the solutions you hope to find.
Theoretically, this translates into a collaborative process most prominently informed by Narrative Therapy, Somatic Experiencing Therapy and Mindfulness Based Approaches. Depending on your unique needs and counselling goals, I also borrow from Emotion Focused Therapy, Solution Focused (Brief) Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. On the next page, you can find a brief summary of the techniques and strategies of these theoretical approaches,
Most importantly, your individualityis the driver in our therapeutic process. You take the lead and I walk alongside you to bridge the gaps and clarify the path.
My Training and Experience
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor licensed by the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (RCC #13008). I hold a Master of Arts (MA.) in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria and a joint Psychology-Counselling Bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University.
I provided counselling for students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and the University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus). At UBC, I additionally facilitated training workshops for student leaders and specialized in counselling for International students. For several years, I also supported students at Simon Fraser University with transition and adjustment issues, educational planning, career decision-making, and other academic challenges. My cross-cultural competency and sensitivity have proven an asset in these experiences, allowing me to effectively support individuals from around the world, including Taiwan, China, India, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Mexico as some examples.
Outside of post-secondary settings, I have conducted group counselling sessions, psychological and psychiatric assessment interviews, and intake work with the Ministry of Child and Family Development in the Tri-Cities. I have most enjoyed promoting stronger social and interpersonal relationship skills among family members and youth.