Tamara Ukwu, MSW RSW
Welcome to U-Matter Counselling. I’m glad you’re here. I’m honoured to be a part of your journey to pursue your emotional and mental wellbeing and healthy lifestyle. Whether you’ve been to counselling before or this is your first time, I will support you to achieve your therapeutic goals. you with you as you pursue wellness and wholeness in your life.
I am in the process of finishing my PhD in Gender, Race, Sexuality and Social Justice at UBC, Vancouver. I hold Master’s Degree in Social Work from an accredited school of social work at the university of Minnesota, Duluth, UISA and am Registered Social Worker in British Columbia. In addition, I hold a two year specialization for Primary Prevention of Addiction accredited by the Ministry of health, Ministry of Education and NARKO-NE Association from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Europe.
I work with individuals, couples, youth, and their families on a variety of issues. I am committed to providing safe and non-judgmental environment through developing a therapeutic and trusting relationship. I take a collaborative approach with clients to help facilitate learning and understanding of self in order to create positive change despite the circumstances that led to the crisis. In my practice, I draw from a variety of approaches including a person center approach, trauma informed practice, strength based perspectives, attachment theory, Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT).
I am Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP), ICBC, Employment Assistance Program (EAP) and First Nation Health Authority (FHNA) approved counsellor.