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Jineya Naicker

July 26, 2017

Clinical counselling is the process of a client and counsellor setting aside time in order to explore select issues together. Effective counselling can help reduce confusion in certain areas of life and increase a person’s capacity to tolerate strong emotions, allowing them to make more effective decisions leading to positive changes in their attitude and/or behaviour. Effective counselling is not advice-giving and is not acting on someone else’s behalf. The ultimate aim of counselling is to enable the client to make their own choices,
reach their own decisions and to act upon them accordingly.

Jineya was born in South Africa and grew up in Rossland, spending her early years dancing and performing.  She learned at a young age that the mind and body are strongly connected and discovered that creativity and mindfulness play a key role in developing a strong sense of self, buffering against life’s natural stressors.

Her clinical background includes working closely with immigrants and refugees regarding the unique barriers they face transitioning to a new country, as well as working with college populations. She has a strong interest in working with members of the LGBT community, specializing in working with intersectional marginalization issues that multiple-minority groups face.

Her clinical style stems from person-centred mindfulness based approaches and Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT). She also has a background in Solution Focused (Brief) Therapy. As a counsellor, her hope is to bring people into a space where they feel supported to learn more about their current values, emotions, and beliefs, and assist them in creating a life that strongly reflects their goals and desires.

Clinical Issues: Anxiety, Depression, Relationship Issues, Addiction, Grief and Loss, Anger Management, Life transitions (school, work, relationships, moving), Conflict Resolution, Suicidal thoughts/suicidality, Chronic Illness Management, Confidence/Self-esteem, Existential concerns, Identity development, Stress management, Communication, Motivation/Procrastination, Career Counselling,

Certified Clinical Counsellor registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA)
Bachelors in Psychology and Sociology – University of Calgary
Masters Counselling Psychology – University of Victoria

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