Nicole Lam (she/her)
Hi, my name is Nicole Lam (she/her) and I am honoured to be an Intern Counsellor at Avery Therapy Centre. The journey of becoming a counsellor was unexpected but a transformative one. During the pursuit of my Masters of Counselling degree at City University, I discovered that being in the role of a therapist not only fulfills my love for connecting and supporting others, but allows me to provide a warm, non-judgemental space for others to heal.
Before deciding to become a counsellor, I have completed a Bachelors of Commerce at the University of British Columbia and worked in the marketing field for several years. I have also worked briefly in human resources in Asia, where I learned to connect with others from vastly different cultural backgrounds, which I believe helps me create a culturally-informed counselling practice. Throughout my lifetime, I have survived a death of a parent, marginalization trauma, identity issues and various other stressful life events that all make me who I am today. These lessons acted as a catalyst for greater self-awareness, self-compassion, growth and resilience, and are elements that I bring to my work as a trauma-informed counsellor. In my free time, I love meditation, fashion, learning about philosophy and human psychology, spending my afternoons at a café, and meeting new people.
I believe that having the right support when embarking on a healing journey can be one of the most important elements to self-transformation. Together with my clients, I strive to co-create a space of connection, acceptance, self-awareness, and strength to support you with your therapy goals.
Working in a client-centred approach is at the foundation of my therapeutic ethos. Through authentic attunement, you can expect to feel seen and embraced for who you are in order to take the necessary steps towards positive change. Some other therapeutic approaches that I draw from include psychoeducation, psychodynamic therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Narrative Therapy and Solution-Focused Therapy (SFT).
My availability can be found here.
"Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it."
— Helen Keller
Individual Counselling (50 mins): $50 + GST
Individual Counselling (75 mins): $75 + GST
Relationship Counselling (50 mins): $65 + GST
Relationship Counselling (75 mins): $84.50 + GST
Open to couples, families, LGBTQ2S+, and open/polyam/CNM relationships.
Sundays: in-person & virtual, 11am to 4pm
Mondays: in-person & virtual, 4pm to 9pm
Wednesdays: in-person & virtual, 10am to 3pm
Expected Practicum Completion: December 2023
Nicole 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.