Sumeet Bhamra

MACP, RCC #22175, CCC #11245255

Sumeet Bhamra is currently accepting new clients.

 

My name is Sumeet (she/her), and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BCACC and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) with the CCPA. I completed my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University and continue learning through my life experiences. 

I believe that no one should have to move through their challenges alone. I create a compassionate, accepting and curious counselling space to navigate these difficulties together. My approach is person centered and holistic with the understanding that you are the expert in your own life and possess the strength to make meaningful change for yourself. I work to meet you where you are at and move forward from there with the use of various counselling approaches that are personalised to your individual needs. 

As a South Asian woman with ADHD, I understand the complexities of how we view and relate to ourselves, others and the world and how this can impact our development of identity, sense of belonging and overall well being. I aim to help you untangle and explore the intricacies of your experiences from a trauma-informed, strengths-based and culturally sensitive lens. I strive to focus on the whole self, including thoughts, emotions, body sensations and external factors. My goal is for you to feel heard, understood and supported in your journey of healing and growth and to help you find fulfillment, wellbeing and empowerment in the process.

Finally, I want to acknowledge the courage it takes to reach out for support and that I will do my best to be considerate of any barriers impeding your ability to accessing care. 

And outside of my life as a counsellor, I spend my time reading, baking (and eating) cookies, enjoying dessert, rewatching my favourite movies and TV shows, walking and hiking, travelling, building new skills and spending time with the people I love the most. 

Sumeet’s informed consent form can be found here.

What experience or background do you bring to your counselling and supervision practice that is uniquely yours?

I am passionate about bringing the resilient aspects of my Punjabi Sikh background into my practice as a counsellor. Some of these include advocating for others, seva (selfless service), community support, knowledge seeking and learning, courage and genuineness.

What is your favourite thing about working closely with people every day?

One of my favourite things is the moment when someone recognizes the progress they have made whether that is measurable progress or a shift in feeling. The acknowledgment that they have the capacity to make a difference in their own lives is incredibly heartwarming for me to see as a counsellor.

What is a personal challenge that you have overcome in your own life?

Dealing with a late ADHD diagnosis, one of my biggest challenges was struggling with perfectionism in my daily life as a university student. Over time, I was able to begin holding space for myself, practicing self-compassion and understanding that “doing my best” was an ever changing concept.

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