Professional training coupled with my own personal growth journey has prepared me to show up fully for you with deep empathy and unwavering confidence in your capacity to create change in your life.
I've always known this was my calling, starting as a volunteer Peer Counsellor in Grade 6. I followed this path, getting my Bachelors of Arts in Psychology at UBC and then my Masters of Education in Counselling at UVic. Since 2007, I have been a Registered Clinical Counsellor, working with in a diversity of clients and issues.
Listening to peoples stories has always fascinated me and humbled me. Every person makes sense - given their upbringing, what has happened to them, the environments they have been surrounded by and the unique blueprint they came into the world with. And through it all, I see the innate healing capacity in every single person. What an honour it is to sit with others, and hold a sacred space for them to heal and transform - a space unique from any other in their life.
Doing my own inner work and healing (Mental, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual) has also been a cornerstone to my life. After having 3 children in 4 years (all boys!) I went through a very difficult time. I was overwhelmed, disempowered and disconnected from my inner wisdom and self-love. What I discovered, though, was that my greatest challenge was actually the portal to my growth, transformation and freedom.
I continue to be deeply committed to my personal and spiritual growth. The greatest investments I have ever made have been for my own inner healing. It has brought me the gift of simultaneously feeling aliveness and peace and the trust in my capacity to handle anything coming my way. This is my deepest wish for you too.
Certificate Program in Psychedelic-Assisted Therapies and Research
Psychedelic-Assisted therapy has the potential to revolutionize mental health and personal development. I am currently training at one of the only accredited programs at the California Institute of Integral Studies (CIIS) - completion in May 2024. Although not legalized yet in US and Canada, I am able to help you with preparation and integration for a psychedelic journey, to ensure that the experience is as transformational and positive as possible for you. Current research studies show phenomenal outcomes for many issues, including PTSD, addictions, and end-of-life anxiety.
Compassionate Inquiry, developed by Dr. Gabor Maté, is an approach to self-discovery and healing that delves deep into the roots of emotional and physical suffering. This method involves exploring the underlying beliefs, emotions, and traumas that shape an individual's experiences and behaviours. Particularly relevant to addiction and mental health, I incorporate this powerful and loving approach to help you discover your own self-compassion towards your circumstances and yourself.
Conscious Parenting Method Certification
Conscious Parenting is not about your children. Conscious parenting is about raising your own consciousness, taking care of your inner child wounds and breaking free from cultural conditioning. Trained in the Conscious Parenting Method™ by Dr. Shefali, I help you deconstruct lifelong patterns and empower you to live an authentic life, while holding deep love for yourself and liberating your children.
"The support I have received from Sukhi has been instrumental to me feeling equipped to make the shifts in thinking and behavior that have led me to greater healing and growth in this last year. The warmth and unconditional positive regard she provides are a model for the love I am growing for my self. With her, I've learned to stop and look inward, and really savour the sensations that come with being alive, both revelling in my accomplishments and signs of growth, and recognizing and tending with compassion to feelings of hurt and grief. Thank you for creating a container in which I am learning to be, and be with, myself."
"I am so grateful to have had your support throughout the last few months as I walked that very challenging path. I really don’t think it would have turned out the way it did without your support. Feeling your genuine belief in me alongside your deep compassion, even when my belief in myself wavered, kept my head above water and kept me moving in the right direction. Thank you from the bottom of my heart."
"Sukhi is a one of a kind counsellor and has been a life changing support in my life. Her approach is gentle yet clear, and she has the gift of getting to the root of what is really going on. Since working with Sukhi, I’ve been able to shift some major negative belief systems and the effects have impacted every area of my life. I’m eternally grateful for her wisdom and guidance, which has helped me move through some of the most challenging times in my life with more ease and self-compassion."
"Sukhi has been instrumental in my journey of personal and professional growth. Her coaching has not just been a guiding light but a force that has unlocked new levels of development in my life. Her approach is holistic and empathetic, allowing me to navigate complex challenges in various facets of my life - challenges in my marriage, professional relationships, and, most importantly, enhancing my relationship with myself. Her insights have been eye-opening, helping me see situations from angles I had never considered. What stands out most in working with Sukhi is her ability to equip me with a strong mindset. The tools and strategies she has shared are not just solutions for the moment but lifelong lessons that I carry with me every day. They have empowered me to face challenges head-on and have instilled a sense of confidence and resilience in me."
"Sukhi brings a wonderful blend of patience, wisdom, spirituality, and love to every session. Her guidance is not just professional; it’s deeply personal and profoundly impactful. Her patience creates a safe space for self-exploration, while her wisdom lights the way through difficult life challenges. Sukhi’s spiritual approach provides a unique perspective, helping me to scope out and see beyond the surface of my issues. Above all, her loving nature assures me that I'm in capable and caring hands. I'm grateful for her presence in my journey and highly recommend her to anyone seeking meaningful change in their life."