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About Me

Warm Welcome!

My name is Viktoria and I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor & Psychotherapist.  

I offer my services globally, online, and in-person, in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada.

I offer my services globally online and in-person, in the beautiful city of Vancouver, Canada.

My Story 

 

How many of us would say this “I wish I knew years ago about life what I know now! My life would be so much easier!”

I am one of these people. Looking back, I wish I knew how to navigate my feelings better, value myself, make clear-headed decisions, trust my intuition and control my anxieties years ago.

These thoughts were the driving force for me behind creating Therapy with Viktoria.

I believe that no one needs to start from scratch and fumble in the dark to hack and navigate life.

For this reason, I want to share with you insights and wisdom that I learned so you can get rid of the stumbling blocks in your life.

How I Became a Therapist…

 

Growing up, I heard quite a lot that I am too sensitive and that I take things too close to heart.

Hearing that made me feel like there is something wrong with me and as you might know, that is not a great feeling.

Luckily, pretty soon I discovered that my sensitivity made me an empathetic and patient listener!

I loved being there for my friends and family.

If only I could make a career out of this was my thought.

Viktoria standing in a dress

As a teen and young adult, I didn’t know what psychotherapist do.

I assumed that therapy was for people in complete despair or in a life or death situation. My problems didn’t fit that bill, so I soldiered on my own.

During my university years, my anxiety level increased dramatically.

I felt like I was bombarded with a myriad of problems that I need to solve, but I didn’t know how.

Thoughts like “What to do with my life? Why do I feel so anxious dating this guy?

Am I good enough?” were constant companions.

Am I good enough?” were constant companions.

One night I felt particularly anxious and couldn’t sleep watching informercials mindlessly on TV.

My ears perked up when I heard a person on a screen described symptoms of I was having.

It turns out that this was an ad for a Cognitive Behavioral Therapy course for anxiety and depression.

My ears perked up when I heard a person on a screen described symptoms of I was having.

Cofused and Anxious

Watching this was an ‘aha’ moment for me.

Until that point, I didn’t even know what I was experiencing was called anxiety.

But now I knew, I wasn’t the only one who felt this way and there is something I can do to fix this.

But now I knew, I wasn’t the only one who felt this way and there is something I can do to fix this.

This was a massive turning point in my life that eventually evolved into my journey of becoming a therapist myself.

If I could transform my anxiety, and anger that often came with it,

into self-knowledge, empowerment and motivation to live my life to the fullest,

I knew I could help others to liberate themselves too.

Citizen of the World

I’d like to think of myself as a citizen of the world.

I am grateful to have had incredible experiences of moving and living in different countries.

As a teenager, 16, I had to adapt to a whole new culture and language as my family traded the world’s biggest country, Russia, for the second world’s biggest country, Canada.

After 18 years of living in a beautiful and multicultural Vancouver, I was ready for my next adventure.

My partner and I decided to do a ‘crazy thing’ – quite our full-time jobs to embrace an expat lifestyle.

This is the step that sparked the birth of Global Therapy site.

We spent 1 year in Manila, Philippines, followed by another year in Tallinn, Estonia.

During this time, I had the honor to be friends, to work with and to have clients from so many different cultures.

I am now back to beautiful Vancouver, Canada, to enjoy the amazing mountains and fairy-tale forests, contemplating our next adventure.

My Qualifications & Training 

While it is my life experience, my passionate nature, my intuition and deep respect for people’s potential that make me a skilled professional, it is my training that makes me qualified to offer therapy.

I am Certified Canadian Counsellor registered with the Certified Canadian Counsellor & Psychotherapy Association, as well as, a Registered Clinical Counsellor registered with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors.

This means that I meet the professional training and ethical standards
set by Canada for providing counselling services.

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Education 

 

  • Master’s of Education in Counselling Psychology,
    University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • Bachelor of Behavioral Neuroscience,
    University of British Columbia, Canada
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