A joyful heart
is good medicine
but a crushed spirit
dries up the bones.
I am an integrative counsellor. The approaches I adopt cater for the needs of my clients according to their age, issues, personality and background. My specialisations are in anxiety, depression and stress.
I have worked as a counsellor in different settings: hospital, school, Christ's College of Cambridge University, and charities. Currently, I am working for Cambridgeshire Consultancy in Counselling. My clients have ranged from adolescents to adults, from all walks of life.
My passion in the counselling profession is to support my clients, and to help them look into their personal issues. In this way, they should develop insights enabling them to go through difficult times in life, and eventually and hopefully, come out in a better place.
As counselling can be a useful yet daunting experience, my priority is always to provide a calm, peaceful, and non-judgemental environment for my clients to voice out and for me to listen to their emotional issues. I am friendly and approachable, compassionate and empathic.
I am a mother and a Christian. I am also a linguist fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin and have a diploma in French.
I am an Accredited Member of the BACP, and adhere to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
WHY DID I BECOME A COUNSELLOR?
I have a genuine interest in people. In my previous careers, I have worked with lawyers, bankers, consultants, social workers and teachers. This helped me realise that my interest in and skills with people come naturally to me. My interest in psychology and languages also helps me to understand people and interpret their thoughts and feelings better. All these things have motivated me to get into counselling - a career that provides a channel for people to understand more about themselves and their issues, and to make changes in their lives when they are ready.
I am a Chinese woman who has been married to an Englishman for 20 years. Our marriage has broadened my horizon as a counsellor as I meet clients from different cultural background. And, this multicultural background also reinforces my notion that whoever we are and wherever we come from, we are individuals in our own right. With this notion in mind, I want to use my experience, knowledge and expertise in counselling to benefit people who might share a similar background.
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Postgraduate Diploma in Law
M.A. in Language and Law
B.A. in English Language and Literature
Diploma in French
Anxiety, depression and stress
Health-related issues, e.g. cancer, end-of-life, long term conditions, existential issues
Cross Cultural issues e.g. adjustment and identity issues
“Therapy should not be theory driven but relationship driven. ”