Faiza Bhatti – Masters in Counselling Psychology
Faiza is rooted in the belief that resiliency cannot be taught, it comes from within and everyone has access to it. She indulges in the philosophy that change is always possible; sometimes, we just need the right direction and the appropriate tools to make it happen. Individuals are a product of their environment so she encourages and works with aspects of holistic healing.
As a Psychotherapist, Faiza work with children and families with concepts of Play and Family Therapy to work through a range of mental health concerns including trauma, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, depression, attachment, grief, family/relationship breakdowns (i.e. parental divorce), child sexual abuse, physical/emotional child abuse, bullying, self-harm, and suicide. Regardless of who she works with, Faiza always has a basic foundation of person-centred approach as a way to begin a relationship and create a foundation of trust and empathy.
Faiza has worked extensively with concepts of general Expressive Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Play Therapy, and general CBT. She includes art and play as basic aspects of healing. She has also worked with families (parents/guardians, and siblings) on attachment themes noticed during play; allowing for more holistic healing. Parents are often invited into the room to play with their children. Concepts of Child-Parent Relationship Therapy (CPRT) or Filial Play are included and applied.
Faiza graduated from Adler University with a Master in Counselling Psychology in April 2015. She worked with the Ministry of Child and Family Development- Child and Youth Mental Health in Delta, British Columbia as a Clinical Counsellor, prior to coming to Ontario. She is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, registration number: 006994.