Sunny (she/they) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and holds a masters degree in Counselling Psychology from Adler University. Their journey to becoming a counsellor has been a life full of different experiences and identities. Amongst other things, Sunny is a daughter, an aunt, a business person and a social activist. They have survived a toxic and abusive relationship, divorce, a “mid-life crisis”, grief and loss, and are currently parenting 2 nieces and are in the process of immigrating to Canada. Sunny identifies as a cis-gendered, queer female, born to grandparents of north Indian heritage, who fled the violence and survived the traumas of Indo-Paki partition in 1947 and settled in Thailand, which they now call their homeland.
Sunny’s life experiences are shaped by impacts of intergenerational trauma, race-ethnicity marginalisation, and gender and sexual discrimination. This brings them to a deeper understanding of trauma, anxiety, grief, loss of identity and the impacts of uprooted-ness, immigration, oppression, and life transitions. Sunny sees therapy sessions as an adventurous journey into oneself to explore and understand the world we live in, communities we belong to and roles we perform. As a relational and narrative therapist, they believe we can question and be curious about mainstream ideas, ideologies, and perspectives; while examining their roles in shaping our lives, beliefs, stories, and relationships. Problems and challenges are never viewed in isolation since we do not function in isolation. Problems are always contextual and relational, and Sunny uses their warmth, openness, humility, care and genuineness to support their client’s quest of discovering “their truth” and living life according to stories that work better for them.
Sunny’s informed consent form can be found here.