Our Team

Our Team

Shaheen Alarakhia

Practicum Student, Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Program

Life can provide us with difficulties and challenges which seem impossible to overcome. Our past can hold lingering wounds, which make present situations even more difficult. This can result in us feeling frustrated, sad, angry, or completely shutting down. I am passionate about helping others find peace and happiness within their own lives. I work collaboratively with my clients to unravel issues and set goals to work towards. I believe that each person is the expert of their own life and my job is to be a catalyst to help them find their inner wisdom. I deeply respect the amount of courage it takes to explore thoughts, feelings, and fears with another person. I aim to create an environment which allows my clients to feel safe and explore their life’s experience through a non-judgmental attitude and an empathetic ear. 

I work from a client-centred theoretical orientation which aligns with my belief that individuals are the best experts of their own life experiences and have personal strengths and capacities to tap into.  I support my clients to access their inner wisdom and help them to develop tools and strategies for use in their daily life. I feel very honoured to work with each of my clients in their journey towards self actualization. 

favourite quote

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction not a destination.

- Carl Rogers

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