Gurdeep Patara

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About Gurdeep

It’s my goal and passion in life to help people heal, grow, and navigate through periods of transitions in their lives.

Whether you’re dealing with pain from the loss of a loved one. Or a recent job loss or career change. The family dynamics that change and can be a surprise. The feelings that can come from being lonely or afraid. The crippling anxiety that can come from something new and strange happening in your life. The times that you’re too depressed to get out of bed and start your day.

My passion is to help people maneuver through all the obstacles with compassion and empathy in an open and calm setting.

There are many different challenges that can come up in life, and it is my goal to help you through it by working together in a collaborative approach that gives you the skills and confidence to navigate life and all it has to offer.

I am a Registered Professional Counsellor- Candidate (RPC-C) through the Canadian Professional Counsellor’s Association (CPCA). I am also registered through the CPCA and hold an RPC-C designation. I completed my Diploma of Applied Psychology and Counselling Specializing in Counselling at Kelowna College of Professional Counselling in July of 2020. While completing my schooling, I volunteered at KCR as a counsellor and outreach worker. Helping all types of people in whatever situation they were in. I believe that with my education and volunteer experience it has allowed me to hone my personal skills to help others and gave me the tools I need to help people get the necessary confidence to create change for themselves.

The following list below are my areas of specialization:

    • Personal development
    •  Assertiveness / Boundaries
    • Depression, anxiety & panic disorders
    •  Suicidal Ideation
    • Suicide Crisis Intervention
    • Past or recent trauma
    • Mental and or Physical abuse
    • Low self-worth/ Confidence / Self esteem
    • Relationship and couples counselling
    • Drug and Alcohol Addictions
    • Gender dysphoria, LGBTQ transitions & other issues
    • Communication building
    • Grief/ Loss counselling
    • Career planning

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