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 developing 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. You can find a brief summary of the techniques and strategies of these theoretical approaches on the next page.
Most importantly to me, 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.
Professional Training and Experience
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor licensed by the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. I hold a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria and completed a joint Psychology-Counselling Bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University.
Prior to starting this practice, I provided counselling for students at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and the University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus). At UBC, I additionally specialized in counselling for International students from around the globe, including China, India, Africa, and Mexico. For several years at Simon Fraser University, I supported students with transition and adjustment issues, educational planning, career decision-making, and other academic challenges. My cross-cultural knowledge and sensitivity strengthened through these experiences and continues to be an asset in counselling sessions today as I effectively support individuals who identify with various cultural backgrounds.
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. In these experiences, I most enjoyed promoting stronger social and interpersonal relationship skills among family members and youth.