Sameer Sadhir is a student member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). He is pursuing his MA in counselling psychology through Yorkville University, where he has completed the coursework component of his degree, and is currently completing his practicum.
As a therapist specializing in grief and loss, my focus is on providing empathetic support and guidance to individuals navigating the complex emotions associated with bereavement and significant life changes. I offer a safe and nurturing space for clients to express their feelings of loss, sadness, and confusion without judgment.
I am also deeply committed to helping partners navigate challenges and strengthen their relationships. With a compassionate and non-judgmental approach, I create a safe space for couples to explore their issues and communication patterns. My expertise lies in fostering empathy and understanding between partners, while guiding them through effective communication strategies and conflict resolution techniques.
Areas of counselling expertise
- Addictions (drug, alcohol, sex)
- Couples Counselling
- Grief & Loss (death of loved one, job, relationship)
- Self Esteem
- Improving physical health & fitness
- Stress Management
- Emotional Dysregulation
- Depression / Suicidal Ideation
- Childhood Trauma
Therapy modalities Sameer uses in his counselling practice
- Person-Centered Therapy
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Emotion-Focused Family Therapy (EFFT)
Personal qualities / strengths as a counsellor
I have always had a genuine fascination of the fact that each individual we come across has an entirely unique set of traits, skills, and life circumstances which are expressed through words and actions.
My strengths lie in fostering a compassionate and empathetic environment where clients feel heard and supported. An emphasis on unconditional positive regard and active listening allows me to understand the nuances of each individual’s experiences, connect in a genuine manner, and tailor my approach accordingly.
Education and professional development
- Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology and Psychology
- Masters of Arts – Counselling Psychology (practicum stage)
- Northern BC Crisis Centre and Suicide Line Volunteer
- ASIST Suicide Prevention Training Program
- Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) training