There is no grief like the grief that does not speak . - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
My Approach to counselling
I practice Transpersonal Counselling Psychology with a mix of Family Systems, Experiential Counselling, Person Centered therapy, CBT and IFS.
By looking at the history in your family, the stories, the losses and the gifts, we can explore how some of it may have had an impact on your life, what unresolved family struggles may have landed on your shoulders, and how may we shift those?
Many times I have heard why go back to the past? I want to deal with what's in front of me right now, the truth is your past has impact on you in the here and now, if we don't go to the source of the pain we cannot shift it's impact on the present.
I also hold an experiential component, I will ask you to step into your feelings which my bring some discomfort there is growth in being able to allow yourself to go into the feelings, allowing them to be, without having an idea of them being right or wrong simply with them being an expression of who you are and what you are moving through.
I hold I high regard for life in all it's ways, for me this is a part of my transpersonal context, believing in something greater then myself and my day to day goings on, for me spirit is the inter connection that runs through us all, the life we all are given and the depths it holds.
As humans our ability to do great harm and great love, are simply divided by experience and choice, I believe in the person in front of me as being a person full of choices and decisions each one to frame their life and the journey it takes.
MAJA FUTRELL-FRÜHLING, BCST,RTC,
Maja Is a registered Therapeutic Counselor (RTC #2311) with the Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada (ACCT), and a member of The Association of Counselling Therapists of Alberta (ACTA) #1835. Specializing in bereavement, traumatic loss, and suicide awareness/support.
Her training includes Restorative Retelling: Providing Support After a Sudden, Traumatic Death. (ASIST) Applied Suicide Intervention Skills training with the Vancouver Crisis Center and Traumatic loss facilitator training with the BC Bereavement helpline. She has co- facilitated traumatic loss bereavement groups with BCBH and the Crisis Center and supported adapting the model to an online platform. Has been a livingworks SafeTalk and SuicideTalk workshop facilitator for the Vancouver crisis center presenting talks on Suicide awareness and prevention both for students and professionals .
Holding a diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy and one in Transpersonal Therapeutic counselling. She taught Therapeutic counselling for two consecutive years with Clearmind International Institute, and is currently completing a Masters in Psychology MSc.
Growing up in Vancouver with 5 siblings in an atmosphere where creativity and self expression were highly valued. She has a background in Theater, film, Art and worked for many years in hospitality.
She earned her international BCST certification with Bhadrena Tschmi Gemin and Kavi Gemin in 2011 and has since done three graduate courses.
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