Junmei Wan (万峻梅)
Language Spoken: English, Mandarin
Type of Counselling: Child/Youth, Individual Adult, Couple, Family
Junmei has received rigorous training and supervision in the person-centred and psychodynamic approaches at the University of Edinburgh and subsequently Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT) at the University of Strathclyde in the UK. EFT is an experiential approach supported by research findings, aiming to bridge the emotional and rational brain to transform maladaptive emotions into adaptive ones.
Previously, Junmei was a research scientist in the industry of designing aircrafts and spaceships to explore outer space. Her interest switched to being a people helper following a calling 15 years ago. Currently, she is a researcher in the area of psychotherapy and counselling, the exploration of our inner space. Her research interest is in understanding the effect and changing mechanisms of innovative therapeutic approaches.
Junmei has experimented with the integration of EFT with creative activities, such as performance arts and prayer. Additionally, through accompanying people in exploring their inner space, she has experienced with them, that in the depth of our pain, there is strength, resilience, and unrelenting yearning for meaning and love. “Training in a foreign culture was a humbling, strengthening and life-changing experience for me, which helped me to understand my own pain, for example, the feeling of being an ‘other’ in a deeper way”.
Junmei believes in working with clients collaboratively, trusting the agency and growth tendency within them, facilitating them to explore, understand and transform their relationships with self and others in a safe environment. She sees the clients as an expert of their own experience, and the therapist as an expert of the process.
Junmei has worked with people who have depression, social anxiety, low self-esteem, transitions/cultural adaptation, grief and loss, self-harm, addiction, trauma and relational issues.
曾经是航空航天科技行业的研究者，从2003年开始学习心理辅导，被人们丰富多彩的内心世界所吸引和感动，转行了解和探索内太空。在严格的个案中心和精神动力的课程培训和督导下，因着个人经历跨文化的痛苦磨练和对自身议题的深度探索，体验个人医治和成长的蜕变。尊重并相信个案改变和成长的能动性， 并愿意协助个案在安全的关系中探索了解 ‘自已与自己’ 以及 ‘自己与他人’ 的关系。
EFT情绪聚焦治疗的方法更在尊重个案自身内在体验的基础上，发挥咨询师对个案体验历程的引导和跟随， 结合理性和感性，以寻求内在持久的改变。感谢我所有的个案们，他们是我最好的老师， 让我看到人们在最深切的痛苦中， 呈现出永不放弃追求爱和有意义的联结的韧性.从事临床辅导和治疗的同时，我目前就读爱丁堡大学心理治疗和辅导专业的博士，进行对临床心理治疗和辅导的理论与应用的研究。
擅长：哀伤， 焦虑，抑郁，成瘾，社交恐惧，跨文化适应， 创伤和人际关系议题等。