fiona matalon

Intern Counsellor

Fiona offers an inviting space for self-exploration. With her understanding, compassionate, non-judgmental approach, Fiona aims to facilitate each person’s path to a deeper connection with themselves and with significant others in their lives. 

Through her personal self-growth journey, Fiona has experienced the gifts of acceptance and reconnection firsthand. She believes that we each operate better in life once we feel seen and heard by others around us. Her empathy, presence, and wisdom allow each person who works with her to gain insight and take steps toward desired change. Fiona’s methods include shadow work, Gestalt, body-centred therapy, and mindfulness. Her orientation is informed by existentialist, Buddhist, and holistic approaches. 

Fiona worked in non-profit and corporate areas before making a career change to the field of counselling. With her sensitive and caring nature she offers a supportive hand while walking alongside you o journey. When working with Fiona, prepare to dive deep!

Fiona is currently completing her Masters in Counselling Psychology. She looks forward to meeting you and walking the path together. 

Availability

Friday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

 

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ESHA MASSHOUR

Intern Counsellor

Esha is here to support, encourage, and empower every person she has the honour to meet. With her holistic stance, she works with the mind, body, and soul to help clients achieve wellness. 

Esha believes we have two basic yet irresistible needs in our human journeys. One, to love and be loved; two, to experience a sense of belonging. When we face challenges in either of these aspects we may feel discouraged, hopeless, or stuck, which can further can spill into and challenge other domains of our lives. In session, Esha’s methods include encouragement, body work, self-empowerment through coaching, and positive regard. She sees her role as a supportive companion on your journey, not one who leads but one who walks alongside and assists. Her orientation encompasses Existential, Adlerian, and Mindfulness approaches, with the option of blending in energy work when needed or desired.  

Esha has been in the wellness field for as long as she can remember. She has volunteered in orphanages around the world, in women’s shelters, men’s shelters, underprivileged communities in the Middle East, and in halfway homes. She graduated from SFU with a major in psychology and is currently completing her Masters in Counselling Psychology. Esha is thrilled to be working with Ciel Community Counselling and looks forward to welcoming you.

Availability

Tuesday 2:00 - 8:00 pm

Thursday 1:00 - 8:00 pm

 

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Deborah buthmann

Intern Counsellor

Deborah deeply aligns with supporting people so they may feel at home and connected within themselves and with others. Deborah works with individuals who struggle with depression, anxiety, trauma, relational and family issues. She works with adults and youth. She strives to meet and be present with each person wherever they are at. 

Deborah holds a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology from Humboldt University in Berlin, Germany, where she is from. Her education has provided her with a broad knowledge of therapeutic approaches, with an emphasis on CBT. She appreciates the structural framework of CBT and believes it’s a great method for exploring the cognitive-emotional aspects of the internal process. She also uses CBT’s set of tools to help people make the changes they want to make. As well, Deborah emphasizes the importance of including each person’s context (systemic/family/cultural factors) in the picture, and exploring the gateway of the body to understand and resolve struggles.

Non-violent communication and empathy are of strong personal interest to Deborah. She advocates non-violent communication and empathy in all settings in order to create connection between people, especially when working with couples and families. 

Deborah’s most powerful motivation for working in the counselling field has been to empower people to connect internally and with the world. That is where her holistic thinking finds its roots. Her approach is about the integration of body and mind, within an understanding of the context of each person’s life.

   

Availability

Monday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm 

Tuesday 9:00 - 11:30 am

 

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robert Gleimius

Intern Counsellor

Robert’s gentle approach, easy presence, and open, non-judgmental stance toward people is evident from the moment you meet him. Robert is an ally of all folks. He meets people with compassion and aims to facilitate each person’s unique healing process.

Robert offers practical tools to help people get unstuck from the painful cycles of thoughts and emotions. His methods are rooted in the mindfulness approach of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and also informed by existential and narrative therapy approaches. The goal of the therapeutic process in Robert’s philosophy is for each person to connect deeper with themselves in the present moment so as to eventually gain greater movement toward their goals with increasing confidence and value-based actions.

Robert graduated with a Bachelors degree in Psychology from SFU, and is currently finishing his Masters in Counselling Psychology. He has several years of volunteer experience with the Fraser Health Crisis Line as well as with psy-crises intervention at music festival sanctuary spaces. Robert is also passionately involved with a local harm reduction organization, working to create safer spaces at local events. 

At Ciel Community Counselling, Robert works with men, women, and nonbinary humans of diverse backgrounds. He seeks to empower each individual he comes into contact with, to create meaningful and sustainable change in their own lives.

Availability

Thursday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saturday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


rosie wilbur

Rosie’s welcoming and generous approach values diversity and strives to offer compassionate and collaborative support. Rosie believes in the inherent wisdom and expert knowledge of each individual’s lived experience. She seeks to empower people to harness their unique strengths, resources, and resilience so they may access healthier choices that can impact their lives in meaningful and positive ways. 

Rosie’s work is informed by social justice. She appreciates that we do not have equal opportunity and that many folks face difficulties and oppression that limit their choices.  She is committed to understanding people within the context of their lives, believing in the respect and dignity of all persons and in the importance of deconstructing societal and oppressive structures that work to marginalize certain identities. 

Rosie holds a Bachelors in Psychology from UBC and is currently completing her Masters in Counselling. Additionally, she has worked as a support worker at RainCity Housing, where she has gained experience advocating for diverse groups of people, many of whom have endured complex developmental and intergenerational traumas, substance use issues, mental health diagnoses, and homelessness. 

Rosie believes that dynamic, attentive, therapeutic conversations grounded in empathic and open communication can foster people’s transformative growth and promote their aliveness and vitality. She works collaboratively with folks to help unearth tools of self-discovery and self-compassion on the road to healing. 

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Availability

Sunday 3:00-8:00pm