chantelle phillips counselling intern

Amy Ibrahim

Counselling Intern

Counselling Intern

Education:

B.A. Psychology, Simon Fraser University
M.A. MFT, Trinity Western University (in progress)

About Amy

Ever since I was young, I’ve had an interest and a curiosity to understand people. I have always believed that people are intrinsically good and don’t intentionally mean to harm others – they may just be coping with their pain in the best way they know how. For this reason, I have always desired to create the space for others to share their life story with me as I listen and help them put the pieces together and better understand themselves. This curiosity along with my own experience struggling with anxiety and depression has led me to pursue counselling as my chosen career.

Being an immigrant and leaving my home country at the age of 17 has had a huge impact on my life. The loss of my closest friends and community, along with all my plans for the future have left me in a deep depression that lasted for almost 2 years. Though unpleasant, the pain of this experience has sparked my interest in specifically working with grief and loss, along with anxiety and depression, as they personally resonate with my own life experience. My approach to therapy is primarily influenced by narrative and Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT).

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