Roya holds a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from UBC and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from UBC. She is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and is a member of Golden Key International Honour Society.
Roya is trained in a variety of modalities including AEDP, CBT, SP, ACT and EFT. With a special passion for healing trauma, Roya is well versed in major trauma-informed approaches and holds certifications in Clinical Trauma (CCTP-I) and Complex Trauma Treatment (CCTP-II) with the International Association of Trauma Professionals.
Roya currently works at ROYA COUNSELLING.
Why I love being a therapist:
Being the agent of hope
Open Roya’s schedule
7:45pm – 9pm
6:45pm – 8pm
“ You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather”
What I think therapy is about:
I think of therapy as a space in which the client and the therapist use the safety of the relationship to change deeply held beliefs, heal past wounds, and envision a different future. My role as a therapist is not to have all the answers for my clients or to “cure” them; it is to sit with them and support them as they get in touch with their emotions and find their own answers. Some of the ways in which I support my clients in their journey are sharing my perspective, holding space for their difficult emotions, giving them tools and sometimes challenging their beliefs. Coming from a humanistic background, I believe that all individuals have innate ability and desire to thrive if they are provided with the right conditions, just as sunflowers will find their way towards the sun.
A couple of years ago I heard a term in a training that deeply resonated with me : “undoing aloneness”. As soon as I heard it, I knew it summarized the heart of therapy. I have learned through the years that many people feel alone in their pain, and that being alone in pain makes it even more painful. I am really honored to have the opportunity to undo my clients` aloneness by being present with them as they experience their most difficult emotions. As the saying goes, if that is not sacred, I don`t know what is.
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