Tajah (she/her) is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and holds a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She also holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts from Emily Carr Art & Design University and uses her art to empower other women who have struggled with self-identity. Tajah was born and raised in East Africa (Malawi) and also spent part of her life in Namibia. During her visits in malawi she has volunteered with Aids orphans and mentoring teen girls and boys in her home country Malawi.
Tajah believes that we have the answers to our questions as we know ourselves more than anyone else. She is here to understand you and provide guidance and support in areas you struggle with. Tajah takes pride in empowering and helping individuals to see their true potential as well as develop a healthy, positive and loving relationship with themselves.
Adopted by her Canadian father, and living with her Canadian family in her first year in Canada – Tajah understands how leaving home and adapting to a new culture and country may cause homesickness, anxiety, trauma, life transitions, identity issues, depression, low self-esteem/confidence, feeling lost, lack of self-love, self-hate and detachment which can negatively impact us from living the life we want.
Tajah is trauma informed and inspired by counselling approaches that are person-centred, feminist and Gestalt focused. She focuses on you as a whole person and uses tools like CBT and mindfulness meditation to help you achieve your goals. Tajah tries to understand you as who you are: your life experiences, along with your physical, emotional, social, and spiritual well-being.
Tajah focuses on building a transparent, comfortable, safe, and trustworthy relationship with you so you feel free to be yourself and safe-enough to share your emotions and struggles.
Tajah’s informed consent form can be found here.