About me

I often work with people who come to me because they are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, burnt out, fed up or desperate. It can be confusing and lonely when going through life’s struggles – and at times the well-meaning advice of friends and family doesn’t fully get to the root of what needs to be healed.

As a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, I believe that every person has inner wisdom that can help them navigate through difficult times. I provide a safe and caring environment where people can process what they’re feeling and gain the insight they are looking for. Sometimes we all need support to reconnect with our own inner compass.

Whether you are in crisis, or simply ready to change some deep-seated patterns that are no longer working for you, it’s a huge step to decide to get professional help. I am here to help and I encourage you to reach out!

Please visit my website for more details about my counselling philosophy and approach: www.breathingspacecounselling.ca/shahaa/

Client’s Words of Love:

“The reason that I started counselling was to deal with my depression in young adulthood. I had seen two other counsellors before stumbling across Shahaa’s counselling services 6 months ago and I am so happy that I did! It has been really lovely working with Shahaa, as a counsellor she holds the space to express my emotions and feelings but also is able to challenge my points of view and look at things from a perspective that I hadn’t even thought of before to bring about a lot of awareness within myself. She has been able to help me with depressive thoughts, anxiety, relationship turmoil, career transitions and healing past hurts to move forward with my life. I have gained a lot of insights after each session, learning more and more about myself, how to better manage and deal with my emotions and feelings, and how to let the kindness and love in. I find Shahaa very inspiring as a counsellor with the work she does in the world and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her to anyone looking for counselling services!”

“Shahaa saved me from myself, like nobody ever could during the hardest moments of my life. She planted words and thoughts in my heart that slowly healed me. I tear up writing this – she is a blessing.”

“I was referred to Shahaa as I was grappling with anxiety, as well as some family of origin and relationship issues. Shahaa was instantly a good fit. In addition to making me feel completely at ease, she was able to call on her knowledge of psychology and human nature to explain some of what I was feeling and experiencing – helping me to understand the WHY of how I was feeling and reacting in certain situations, in addition to working on solutions. I had several huge “Aha!” moments working with Shahaa. I will draw upon these new insights as I navigate this next chapter. Thank you, Shahaa – you’re a really gifted counsellor.”

Qualifications & Practice Details

License Number: 2222

License Province/Territory: British Columbia

Years in Practice: 5

Prescribe Medication: No

Practical Details

Types of Clients
Session Types
In Person
  • Anxiety & Depression
  • Self-worth / self-esteem issues
  • LGBTQ Positive Counselling
  • Gender affirming care for trans, non-binary and gender diverse people (whether general counselling or gender specific issues)
  • Post-Partum Depression / Anxiety
  • Parenting support (navigating parenthood & the emotional impacts of parenting)
  • Loss and grief (whether because of death or other losses)
  • Life transitions (changes in career, relocation, relationship changes, etc.)
  • Relationship issues (conflict, disconnection, communication struggles, etc.)

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