Areas of practice
- Attention Deficit Disorder - ADHD
- Divorce and/or Separation
- Grief and Loss - General
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Racial Identity
- Trauma Counselling
- Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
- Brief Therapy
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Family Systems
- In Person Counselling
- Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP)
- Internal Family Systems
- Mindfulness approaches
- Narrative Therapy
Other languages spoken
Counselling practice website:https://www.peak-resilience.com/sunny-singhawachna/
(She/They) MCP, RCC.
I am a registered clinical counsellor and I am currently offering virtual and in-person counselling from downtown Vancouver. I identify as a cis-gendered, queer female.
I was born to grandparents of North Indian heritage, who survived the traumas of Indo-Paki partition in 1947 and settled in Thailand, which I now call my homeland. Thus, my life experience is shaped by impacts of immigration, intergenerational trauma, race-ethnicity, gender and sexual marginalization, which brings me to a deeper understanding of feelings of uprooted-ness, trauma, anxiety, grief, loss of identity and impact of life transitions. I look forward to learning more about you and what brings you into therapy.
I collaborate with varied populations from youth and adolescence, young adults, individuals of all diversities, abilities, and intersectionalities, as they bring in their struggles, questions, worries, and confusions that impact their lives, identities, and relationships. Life is almost never a calm, predictable plain-sailing journey. Change is inevitable and can sometimes turn our world into mayhem and shatter our sense of self and identity. Feelings of loss, grief, loneliness, pain, and anxiety are difficult emotions, and can be quite isolating, overwhelming and challenging.
My hope is to provide a space of safety, care and trust, where clients can feel heard and understood, and have their stories witnessed. Counselling is also a good space for exploration of ideas, beliefs and impressions we are exposed to, but could be conflicting to our sense of being. Bringing these ideas into the open, we can work around them and choose to challenge what we don’t find helpful and support those that we want to keep. I believe healing comes from a place of awareness, compassion and acceptance; my goal is to be alongside my clients and support their quest of discovering “their truth” and live life according to stories that work better for them.
I use a person-centered approach, weaving existentialism, acceptance and compassion therapy, and mindfulness approaches with narrative therapy. My practice is very much trauma informed, and I utilize somatic and energy work in my practice as well. For clients with deeper challenges, I integrate attachment therapy and do parts work, using internal family systems.
I provide counselling in English, Thai and Hindi/Punjabi.
Person-centered humanistic approaches
Internal Family Systems
Emotion Focused Therapy
DBT and mindfulness informed
Acceptance and Compassion Based
My areas of focus are:
Stress and anxiety, Depression and dysregulation, Self–esteem, Shame and guilt issues, LGBTQ2SIA+ populations, Substance misuse and addictions, Life Transitions and its challenges, Relationship issues, Gender and sexual violence, Trauma and PTSD, OCD/negative, ruminating thoughts, ADHD/ Inattention and Hyper-focus challenges, Identity issues, Body image issues and disordered eating concerns, Grief and loss, Attachment and separation anxiety.
Client fee individuals:169 + GST
Client fee couples/families:220 + GST / 75 minutes