Master’s in Counselling Psychology, Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)
Hello, I am Ayesha Azfar, a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and I have my Master of Counselling Psychology from Adler University. My practice is located in Coquitlam BC and I provide Individual, Couples and Relationship Counselling services.
When we experience traumas or life stressors it can be not only overwhelming, but also very isolating as it often feels like no one can understand what you are going through. Without having a space to explore and unpack these stressors in a meaningful way, we often turn those thoughts and feelings inwards, internalize our issues and experience guilt and shame. This can also lead to negative interactions with our loved ones and can adversely impact our relationship with them.
In all my experiences of providing therapy, I firmly believe that clients hold within themselves the key to unlocking the tools to help overcome their challenges. My passion lies in helping clients access their strengths, provide an understanding of their own agency and facilitate their journey towards change. My focus is to help individuals grow from their struggles, heal from their pain and move forward to where they want to be in life so that they can thrive.
Through a trauma informed lens, I take an integrative, holistic, and collaborative approach towards counselling. I believe that my clients have the inherent power within themselves to bring about change. My task is to guide and facilitate you towards reaching your goals and achieve personal growth. At the same time, I recognize that each client is unique and individual, and therefore I draw from a wide range of counselling modalities depending on the needs and requirements of my clients. Some of the modalities I use are:
For clients who are wondering if I would be a good fit, I offer a free phone/virtual consult (up to 20 mins) to allow them the opportunity to see if they would like to work with me. In addition to English, I am fluent in Punjabi, Urdu and Hindi and provide counselling sessions in those languages. As an immigrant to Canada and member of the BIPOC community, I have an understanding of the diverse and multicultural impacts on therapy and how they intersect. I have over 10 years of experience working with individual, couples and families with a special focus on South Asian and Muslim communities.