Shabnam Tabar-Pessian, BSc
Therapist in Training
In life, we are constantly faced with difficulties and moments that test us as individuals. I strongly believe that no one should feel stuck in unhealthy patterns or left to navigate stressful situations alone. As a therapist, my greatest desire is to empower my clients to connect with their inner strength, develop effective coping strategies and set realistic goals for success. I previously worked as an educator for 20 years and have had many lived experiences and exposure to different cultures and people dealing with interpersonal issues, grief, and challenges with adjusting to a new culture.
My theoretical framework is person-centered and I work hard to ensure treatment plans are tailored to my clients’ unique needs. I am also interested in exploring relational aspects through the lens of attachment, which plays a key role in relationship dynamics. I think the most valuable aspect of being a therapist is not only providing clients with the tools needed to manage issues effectively, but also being there to listen, show empathy, and offer hope. It is extremely rewarding for me to see a person heal from wounds and hardships and continue confidently on their personal journey of recovery.
Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology BSc | Trent University Diploma in ECE, Durham College
English, Farsi (Persian)
Personal Interests: Reading, cooking, meditation, spending time with family and friends and exploring nature