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"Counselling is a journey through which

we realize we are not alone in this world."


 

About Me

I am a registered member (#1829) of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC) since 2001. With more than 15 years of professional counselling experience in both public and private settings, I am passionate in walking with people through their struggles and helping them overcome their traumatic past. My counselling approach aims at helping clients increase their self-awareness, identify any unhealthy emotional blockages, desensitize and reprocess emotional charged memories, promote integration of a wholistic self, improve and enrich interpersonal relationships, develop new perspectives in life stories, and experience the joy of emotional freedom. 

I believe life is created to be beautiful, meaningful, and hopeful despite the messiness and complexity of humanity. I value each individual's uniqueness and the process of their "becoming". I offer the option of Christian faith integration within the counselling process but it is entirely up to the client's choice. Being a partaker of grace, I am committed to care for the soul and journey with people from different walks of life.

~ Esther

 
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My Journey

  • I came from Hong Kong and have resided in Vancouver for over 20 years. I am married and blessed with two daughters. I am fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

  • I graduated from University of British Columbia with Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Trinity Western University and Seminary with Master of Counselling, and Regent College with Master of Arts in Theological Studies.

  • I have received training in Satir Family Therapy and Structural Dissociation Theory, through which I have gained a better understanding in how to work with the complexity of our inner experiences. 

  • I have received training in Energy Diagnostic & Treatment Method. I often incorporate energy tapping as a tool in my practice. 

  • I have completed Level 1 and Level 2 trainings in Gottman Method Couples Therapy and I apply Gottman method when working with couples. I am also a trained Prepare-Enrich Program facilitator. I am certified to administer the program with couples in preparation for marriage or relationship enrichment.   

  • I have completed the basic training in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am a Certified EMDR Therapist and a registered member of EMDR International Association. I am actively pursuing advanced EMDR trainings as I often use EMDR therapy to help clients overcome their traumatic past. 

  • I have completed a two-year training in Spiritual Direction at Christian Formation and Direction Ministry Pacific Northwest as providing soul care to my clients is a significant part of my passion. 

  • I am a certified provider of LENS (Low Energy Neurofeedback System). For more information on LENS, click here

  • I am currently working at FHL Clinics in Richmond BC with a team of amazing therapists. Check us out! www.fhlclinics.com

A designation of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

 

"May the Lord direct your hearts to the love of God and to the steadfastness of Christ." 2 Thessalonians 3:5

Areas of Counselling Service

Individual 

Anger management. Anxiety. Depression. Grief & Bereavement. Interpersonal Relationship. Personal Growth. Self-esteem. Spirituality (Christianity). Stress Management. Early Trauma. Post-Traumatic Stress (e.g. Motor Vehicle Accidents). Women Issues.

Couples

Communication enhancement. Conflict management. Life transitions. Premarital preparation. Marriage Enrichment. Affair. Separation & Divorce care.

Parenting

Disciplinary issues. Parent-child communication. Conflict management.

 
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Rate & Policy

Session Fee

Session for individual (60min): CAD $120

Session for Couples (90min): CAD $180

Initial assessments: CAD $60-$120

Making Appointment

 

You can speak with the administrative staff at FHL Clinics at 604-834-7456 for appointment.

Or 

You can fill out the contact form below and I will reply within 2 business days to set up an appointment with you.

*ICBC provides 12 counselling sessions for the first 12 weeks after the MVA. Please let me know when you are booking for ICBC covered sessions.

Payment 

Payment is due at the end of each session. Cash, credit card, e-transfer or cheque is accepted. 

Cancellation / Rescheduling

If you are not able to keep your appointment, please give 48 hours' notice. Otherwise, the full fee will be charged.

 
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Office Location

FHL Clinics

233-11180 Coppersmith Place, 

Richmond, BC

Canada

 

 
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Online Counselling service is now available

Following the Covid-19 guidelines provided by BCACC, my counselling service is now conducted via a PIPA compliant virtual platform. 

 
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Service hours

Monday 

9:30am-3:30pm

Tuesday

12pm-7pm

Wednesday

1:30pm-6pm

Thursday

12pm-7pm

Friday

Closed

Alternative Saturday

9:30am-12:30pm

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