Meet Your Counselor: FAITH FOO SIEW YUEN
- Founder & Director of Abri Integrated Mental Health
- Professional Counselor
- Certified EMDR Therapist/EMDRIA Certified (#53532391)
- Certified Coaching & Mentoring Professional
B.A.S.S (Coun). (Australia College of Applied Psychology)
M. Counseling (Help University, Malaysia)
Everyone struggles with life and feels “down” from time to time, regardless of age, gender, or circumstances. I am currently approaching my 50s and with over years of experience in the field of counselling, I’m confident that no problem is too great to overcome.
I have trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – empirically supported psychological treatments for adult acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder, Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy for couple work and coaching work.
My practice specializes in treating depression, anxiety, relationship issues, divorce, infidelity, stress, traumas, PTSD, anger issues, grief and loss, and more.
I offer professional counseling and coaching for international ex-pat and local Malaysian clients. Services include individual counseling, online counseling, and executive coaching.
My work experience includes over twenty years in organizational administration, marketing, and Employee Assistance Programme management. I provide talks to corporate employees on topics related to mental health.
My Approach to Helping
Embarking on a journey in counseling is not always easy, but I believe and have witnessed the difference it can make. One of the aspects of my work that I enjoy is being able to celebrate successes as you progress toward your goals. As a counsellor, my role is to support, inspire, challenge and motivate my clients in a safe and confidential environment. Through continuous supervision and keeping up with the latest research, I ensure that I provide my best service to clients while adhering to ethical standards of therapy.
“Everyone is destined to experience not only the exhilaration of life, but also it inevitable darkness: disillusionment,aging, illness, loss, meaninglessness, painful choices, and death? We are all in this together and there is no person immune to the inherent tragedies of existence. ” – (Irvin Yalom, 2002)
Specific Issue (s) I am Skilled at Helping With
My work frequently leads me to clients with issues related to major life events; eg. marriage issues, divorce, break-ups, financial crises, health issues, quarter or mid-life crises, post-traumatic stress (PTSD), mood disorders, traumas, depression, anxiety, work-related stress, anger issues, blended family issues, grief and loss, lack of self-esteem and career guidance.
I have been privileged to work with a variety of clients ranging from young adults to the elderly, from diverse racial, social and economic backgrounds, including locals and expatriates.
How My Own Struggles Made Me a Better Therapist
I have personally experienced change and transformation through counseling and psychotherapy. I marvel at the process of change. With that, I would like to reach out to help and assist individuals to experience the change process.
Nevertheless, change is not an easy process. Exploring and discovering oneself can be painful, that we experience wanting to give up in the journey. But it is only in experiencing pain that opens the way for healing and change to take place. Just like how a caterpillar metamorphose into a butterfly. This is how I see my clients transform.
Ages I Work With
• Bahasa Malaysia