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KedsaneeCounselling

  •   250-634-0209
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Summary

  • Relationship counselling Relationship counselling
  • Individual counselling Individual counselling
  • Crisis counselling Crisis counselling
  • Sliding Scale Sliding Scale
  • CVAP CVAP
  • LGBQ+ Affirming  LGBQ+ Affirming
  • Trans Affirming Trans Affirming
  • Online resource Online resource

I was born and raised in an urban area in Thailand. I emigrated to Victoria, BC, Canada, to advance my counselling career in 2004. Moving to Canada where the widely promoted sense of community gave me the privilege to get involved and learn from community services. I volunteered with Victoria Women’s Sexual Assault Centre, Citizen’s Counselling Centre, Separation and Divorce Resources Centre, Victoria Native Friendship Centre, Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society, and the Inter-Cultural Association. I worked with YMCA-YWCA, School Districts, and Vancouver Island Counselling Centre for Immigrants and Refugees. Through the Saanich School district's employment, I have had the opportunity to be involved in Social Justice and took the lead on promoting Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity in schools.

I emphasize and utilize various CBT techniques. As human beings, the way we think stems from our beliefs, experience, culture, and family upbringing which create the life we live. Thoughts have the power to be productive and destructive. Through therapy, I help clients recognize and understand healthy and unhealthy thoughts. Having cautious thoughts can be healthy. Recognizing the impact of thoughts on the body and mind is an essential part of the therapy. Mindfulness techniques are frequently introduced to help bring awareness and gain resilience.

Want to learn more about this service’s work with Two-Spirit, trans, LGBQ+ people?

We invite all service providers listed on MindMapBC  to answer the following questions. These questions were developed in collaboration with community members, researchers, and mental health and other service providers. They're intended to help us understand what a service provider or organization is doing to affirm and support sexual and gender diverse service users.

See below for responses for this listing.

Want to learn more about our screening questions and filters?


Are the forms used in your practice inclusive of various sexual orientations and gender identities (e.g., opportunities to fill in pronouns, etc.)?

—Yes

Do you collect and use preferred names (rather than legal names) for all communications?

—Yes

Do you and your colleagues ask about pronouns and use them appropriately?

—Yes

Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for trans individuals accessing your services?

—Yes

Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for Two-Spirit individuals accessing your services?

—Yes

Do you offer Indigenous 2S/LGBTQ+ specific resources, for example Indigenous Elders or Knowledge Keepers?

—No

Are you and your colleagues comfortable asking relevant questions about gender identity and sexual orientation?

—Yes

Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for LGBQ individuals accessing your services?

—Yes, to some extent

Can you and your colleagues distinguish gender/identity dysphoria/distress from mental health conditions?

—Yes

Do you and your colleagues have experience working with people who identify as living with a disability or chronic illness? Please tell us more about your experience and any training you have received. (For example, do you have experience working with people with diverse physical or cognitive abilities, or those who are living with specific chronic illness(es)?

—Yes, to some extent

I've worked with people with both physical and cognitive disabilities. My current clients have both chronic physical and mental health issues.

Does your practice have gender-neutral washrooms?

—No

I only offer online counselling.

Are there clear anti-discrimination policies that include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation in your organization or practice?

—Yes, to some extent

Are all individuals involved in service provision actively engaged in decolonizing their practices and/or organization? If yes, please type below what actions you and/or your organization are taking.

—No

N/A. As an individual entrepreneur, I have no colleagues. Although, I'm actively engaged in decolonizing practice through a work setting elsewhere that I have an opportunity to be involved.

Are all individuals involved in service provision actively engaged in anti-racist practices, policies, and systems in their care model?

—No

N/A. As an individual entrepreneur, I have no colleagues.

Address

North Saanich - 1842 Marina Way
North Saanich, BC
V8L 6B3

Last updated: January 13, 2022
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