My name is Jasmine Malcolm (she/her) and I am a Graduate Counsellor at Avery Therapy Centre. My role involves supporting individuals to recognize their capacity, foster hope and develop new strategies to approach barriers. As your counsellor, I will be in your corner to hear your story, provide encouragement and new perspectives, and help get you closer to living your desired life as your true self.
The values important to this field have been instilled in me from a very young age, as I grew up in a family of helping professionals. Empathy, acceptance, understanding and compassion are all traits that are core to who I am, and have naturally led me down the path of being a counsellor. I come to this centre with a Bachelors of Arts from Simon Fraser University, with a major in Psychology and minor in Counselling & Human Development. I also hold a Masters of Social Work from the University of British Columbia. Coming from a social work background, this education has allowed me to view healing holistically, and to pay attention to how societal structures, norms and values impact the lives of my clients as well as what I bring to the counselling room. My experience includes extensive work in group and foster homes, as well as providing individual counselling to youth and members of the 2SLGBTQIA+ community. In my free time, you can find me doing yoga, travelling to new places, listening to live music, and spending time with the incredible people in my circle.
As a queer and biracial settler, my approaches focus on creating a space where individuals feel safe, affirmed and welcomed. In order to do so, the forefront of my practice includes person-centred, strengths-based, trauma-informed and anti-oppressive techniques. I recognize the harm that many have faced within therapeutic settings, and I am committed to creating spaces that provide everyone with an opportunity to safely actualize their potential and foster wellbeing. Some of the core modalities that I draw from include Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and several others that meet the needs of the individuals I support.
I bring myself to all sessions, which includes my energy, optimism, humour, mistakes and all! I also invite my clients to bring their authentic selves in whatever capacity that may be, and know that you will be welcome. Therapy looks different for everyone, and whether this is your first or tenth time giving it a try, I hope the space we create together can be one that works for you.
My availability can be found here.
“The curious paradox is when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change”
- Carl Rogers
Individual Counselling (50 mins): $100 + GST
Individual Counselling (75 mins): $150 + GST
Jasmine's rates are temporarily reduced during this time as she is awaiting registration. Jasmine is unable to accept clients on a sliding scale at this time. If you require a lower fee, please contact us. Information regarding payment, insurance coverage, and cancellation policies can be found here.