Deborah Fung Counselling
Deborah Fung, MA, RCC | Langley and Fraser Valley
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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

What can you expect in our process?

My Counselling Approach

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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.

My clinical judgement, techniques and strategies are informed by research based evidence, but first and foremost your individuality is the driver in our therapeutic process. In other words, you take the lead and I walk alongside you to bridge the gaps and clarify the path.

Throughout our collaborative process, you will most prominently notice features of Narrative Therapy, Somatic Experiencing Therapy and Mindfulness Based Approaches. Depending on your unique needs and counselling goals, techniques and strategies are also borrowed from Emotion Focused Therapy, Solution Focused (Brief) Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. If you are curious about some of the details of these theoretical approaches in practice, read here.

“When I look at the world I’m pessimistic, but when I look at people I am optimistic.”
— Carl Rogers, psychologist

My Influences in 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 in Counselling Psychology from the University of Victoria and a joint Psychology-Counselling Bachelor’s degree from Simon Fraser University.  

In my professional experience, I have provided therapy for students, young adults, and adults at Kwantlen Polytechnic University and the University of British Columbia (Okanagan Campus). At UBC, I facilitated suicide support training workshops for student leaders and specialized in counselling for International students. For several years, I also supported International students at Simon Fraser University, providing advice and guidance on academic issues, career decision-making, and other life adjustment and transition challenges. My cross-cultural competency and sensitivity have proven an asset while working with young adults from around the world, including Taiwan, China, India, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Mexico.

Outside of post-secondary settings, I 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 helped families develop more effective communication with each other and I promoted stronger social skills and peer relationships with youth. 

I continue to attend professional development workshops, presentations, and annual conferences hosted by both the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association

My Commitment To You

While the training, techniques and strategies of sound theoretical approaches are critical aspects of your counselling session, my experiences altogether have only reaffirmed my greatest priority and commitment to you as your counsellor: 

First and foremost, through holding a warm, steady, non-judgemental relationship with you, I provide a safe and secure space for us to work towards the changes you desire.

If you are interested or curious to know more, contact me with questions or to schedule a free consultation.