FAITH FOO

FAITH FOO
Director
Registered & Licensed Counsellor
Certified EMDR therapist

EDUCATION
B.A.S.S (Coun). (Australia College of Applied Psychology)
M. Counseling (Help University, Malaysia)

PROFESSIONAL STATEMENT

Everyone struggles with life and feels “down” from time to time, regardless of age, gender, or circumstances. Personally, I have gone through down times as well, and I believe that it is possible to overcome and even learn from these struggles to live with greater freedom, purpose and joy. Embarking on a journey in counselling 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.

Although asking for help can be a difficult thing to do, I aim to provide a safe and comfortable environment where you can take that leap. I work collaboratively with clients—where you get to decide how much of your story you are comfortable sharing with me. I help you get “unstuck” from potentially destructive or harmful patterns at your pace, trusting that as you become more attuned to your inner world, you will learn to reflect on thoughts, opinions, feelings and beliefs that will naturally help you move towards healing.

My work frequently leads me to clients with issues related to major life events (eg. divorce, break-ups, financial crises, health issues, quarter or mid-life crises), post-traumatic stress (PTSD), traumas, mood disorders, depression, anxiety, work-related stress, anger, blended family issues, grief and loss, and lack of self-esteem. 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. On the corporate side, I have over twenty years of work experience in organisational administration, marketing, and Employee Assistance Programme management. I provide talks to employees on topics related to managing stress and mental wellbeing.

When working with clients one-on-one, I use an integrative client-based approach. I am a registered and licensed professional counsellor with the Malaysia Board of Counsellors, a Certified EMDR therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing - an empirically-supported treatment for traum). and I am trained in EFCT (Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy), 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)


治疗师个人陈述:胡秀云

在生命中,无论我们处在任何年龄、任何性别或任何环境之下,我们都会面对各式各类的挣扎或掉入情绪“低落”中。我也曾走过人生低谷,但我相信这些挣扎是可以一一克服,甚至还能从中自我成长,且活得更自在、更有目标和喜乐。

加入辅导行列的历程绝非易事,但我深信“辅导”可以为人们带来改变。我享受其中的原因之一是,我可以和当事人一同庆祝这迈向成功和喜悦的旅程。身为辅导者的我,所扮演的角色是在安全且保密的环境下给予当事人支持、激发、挑战和激励他们。

虽然,主动前来寻求辅导是一件至难之事,然而我的目标是提供一个安全和舒适的环境,让当事人可以跨越障碍。我将与当事人竭力合作,让他们能够敞开心怀及分享自己的故事。按照他们的步伐克服旧有的摧毁性或妨害性的模式。我相信,一旦当事人与自己的内心世界达到共识的时候,他们将会在意念、想法、感受和信念上做出反省。如此一来,很自然而然地就能达到治疗果效。

在我的工作范围内,常会碰到那些遇到重大生命事件的当事人(如:离婚、分手、财务危机、健康问题、青年或中年危机),情绪障碍、忧郁、焦虑、工作压力、愤怒,混合型家庭问题、哀伤和失落、自我价值低等。我能享有这个平台去接触不同年龄层、不同文化与种族(包括本地和外籍人士)和不同社会及经济背景的当事人,实在是我的荣幸。当我和当事人进行一对一式的面谈时,我将采用综合式的治疗法,如:个人中心、认知行为、存在主义、完形治疗、情绪取向、焦点解决和表达艺术治疗等。

我是马来西亚注册辅导师,我接受的课程培训包括:夫妻情绪取向治疗(EFT)、眼动减敏与历程更新疗法(EMDR),这些培训可以帮助不同的个案,特别是经历创伤的当事人。为确保提供最佳的专业治疗服务,我会坚守治疗的道德准则、继续给予督导和关注最新的研究课题以自我提升。至于我的其他工作经验,也包括从事了二十多年组织管理、市场营销和员工协助方案管理。我提供雇员有关如何处理压力与情绪的课题讲座。

“每个人,既包括治疗师也包括病人,都注定要体验生命的美好,也要体验其不可避免的暗黑之处:幻灭、衰老、疾病、孤独、丧失、无意义、痛苦的选择和死亡……每一个人都一样,没有哪一个治疗师、没有任何一个人,可以免除存在的悲剧本质。互相为伴,一起成长”将是我与你(当事人)彼此关系的真实写。” (欧文.亚隆,2002)