Providing online counselling
Viktoria Ivanova - Counselling Therapist
Hi, my name is Viktoria and I welcome you to my website! It has been my dream to create an empowering global counselling therapy service. Global Therapy is all about making that dream come true and sharing it with others!
More than once I have moved continents to create a new life abroad. And while the changes have been exciting, they were also filled with a lot of hardship, the biggest of them all is relationship challenges, both with an intimate partner, and with friends and colleagues.
When I was 16, an age full of endless possibilities, my parents decided to relocate from Russia to Canada. I remember that the excitement of the move was quickly replaced by loneliness and isolation. Losing peers, friends, and an ability to communicate in your language is quite devastating. At that time, I did not know or understand that I was grieving. Grieving these losses is a process, and is part of the healing and transformation of creating new connections and a new life.
Two more moves have since followed in my life. Once I had found my true calling to be a counselling therapist, I moved across the other side of Canada to attend grad school. And then, 5 years into my career as a University Counsellor and Private Practitioner, I decided to make a bold move and relocate across the world to Manila, Philippines with my fiancé.
Change, even a welcomed one like relocating for a better job opportunity or getting married is challenging. There are things that we gain with each change and things that we lose, and adapting to these takes time and energy. Changes and grief associated with them can bring on strong and overwhelming emotions like anxiety, sadness, anger, distrust, jealousy, and numbness. These feelings, in turn, can estrange us from others at the time when we need their support the most.
Knowing too well how it feels like to be facing these life changes and painful emotions, I became passionate to create the service that would provide support at a time of hardship and help people make sense of their confusion and doubts in similar circumstances. The aim of Global Therapy is to empower people and to share with them skills that can strengthen their relationships.
In Global Therapy sessions with me, you will find an atmosphere of safety, respite, and comfort where you will uncover answers to your questions, begin to see your choices clearly, learn how to understand and regulate your strong emotions, and emerge competent, confident, and empowered at the end of the therapy journey.
Success, whatever that word represents to you, does not happen in isolation. Every successful person has a team of supporters, assistants, or colleagues. I would love to be a part of your success team! Click below to schedule a free consultation with me where we can discuss you circumstances.