Asim Ashraf

Counsellor & Psychotherapist (Zürich & Toronto)
  • English
  • French
  • Mood Disorders
  • Expatriate Counselling
  • Process Group
Fr90 /Session
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My Approach

I am an integrative therapist.

I rely on three evidence-based models: cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT), and mindfulness-based interventions.

These core approaches inform the relationship we build together.

I also...

I am an integrative therapist.

I rely on three evidence-based models: cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), emotion-focused therapy (EFT), and mindfulness-based interventions.

These core approaches inform the relationship we build together.

I also integrate from biopsychosocial model, strengths-based, trauma-informed, interpersonal theory into my approach. I hold a focus of anti-oppression, i.e. issues of inclusion, equity, diversity, cross-cultural experiences, intersectionality, and power hierarchies that are inherent in society. That's a whole lot of jargon for saying sources of challenges can be at times external than they are internal.

In sum, when you work with me, it means I aim to help you thrive, not only survive with any of the following:

- mood, anxiety, depression, panic

- emotional regulation and experiencing

- assertiveness, body image, self-esteem

- attachment, relationships, and boundaries

- education, financial, housing, employment

- lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and queer experiences

- addictions, anger issues, grief/loss

- unemployment, immigrant/newcomer, cross-culturally challenges

- life transition and acculturation stress

I do not work with couples at the moment. I am working on two groups: Interpersonal Group and Emotion-Focused Mindfulness Group. You may inquire with me for more details or visit my website for more information.
 

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About Asim

Being a son of a immigrant from India to Canada, queer and Muslim, racialised and educated, and a newcomer myself, I have experienced my own challenges of life.

I have had challenges accepting my own identity, adapting to various cultural contexts, and aspiring to achieve wit...

Being a son of a immigrant from India to Canada, queer and Muslim, racialised and educated, and a newcomer myself, I have experienced my own challenges of life.

I have had challenges accepting my own identity, adapting to various cultural contexts, and aspiring to achieve with the label of survivor. I believe that our unresolved traumas hold the potential to deliver our most important treasures in . In our counselling relationship, we can not only learn to survive, but also develop ways to thrive for ourselves and others. "If you can't love yourself, how are you going to love someone else?" Let's work together so we can thrive together!

For over 10 years, I have supported people in the higher education and non-profit sector. I have supported students in a high-competitive education system in achieving their academic and social goals from stress to crises. I have helped the marginalised, unemployed, and vulnerable members of society into finding ways to better cope with complex situations.

I live in Zürich, Switzerland and provide counselling to English-speaking clients. I provide cyber-therapy to the residents of Ontario, Canada. Please contact me for a free 20-minute initial consultation.

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Education

Master in Education in Counselling and Psychotherapy, University of Toronto - click for world rank. Bachelor of Science, Neuroscience and Psychology, University of Toronto Life Skills Coaching, George Brown College

Experience

10 years of advising, coaching, mentoring in university setting for students 8 years of counselling, psychotherapy, and facilitation in community settings for marginalised groups (distress/crisis, under- or un-employed, racialized, queer, seniors, homeless, etc.)

Klosbachstrasse 99
8032 Zurich