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Babak brings genuine caring and compassion as he listens to the life stories of the children, adolescents, couples and families he works with. His non-judgmental, patient and open-minded attitude gives his clients the experience of being cared for, deeply understood, and respected. Even clients who initially are reluctant to go for counselling, concerned about being judged, or unsure of its value, find themselves coming back and opening up. Babak believes in each individual's inherent strength, courage and wisdom and values a collaborative approach. He will connect with you and help you engage your own inner strengths and resources to undo patterns that create challenges in your life. His colleagues describe him as passionate about his clients' well-being and growth, humorous, humble and open-minded.
Babak entered the helping profession, completing his Master's degree in Counselling Psychology at the University of British Columbia and becoming a Registered Clinical Counsellor. He currently has over 9 years of counselling experience and loves his job. He has had extensive experience working with hard to reach teenagers.
Babak is trained in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Emotionally Focused Family Therapy, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Motivational Interviewing. As a strong believer in self-improvement and growth, he pursues professional development training on a regular basis. Babak also diligently maintains regular mindfulness practice in his personal life. He completed his Master's thesis on how clients experience mindfulness, and has intensive academic knowledge and personal experience about ways of helping clients benefit from mindfulness-based interventions.
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For further information, visit Babak Farzaneh's website.