About

Hey there, I’m Ji-Youn (she/her/hers).

I’m a self-care coach, counsellor, and facilitator.

For the past several years, my deep care for well-being has manifested into projects that address mental health issues through both institutional change and self-responsible, disciplined self-care. But while navigating my own healing journey, I learned of the significant impact of our past on our daily choices. Once we dig into the past patterns that lead to current issues, we can shine light on why we repeat behaviours (counselling) and then rewire them (coaching) rather than trying to rigorously train ourselves to ‘just do it’. And this is how I came to add counselling to my coaching practice.

Along with my coaching and counselling practices, I co-facilitate feminist events for changemakers who want to build healthier relationships with their loving anger. I have also hosted self-care events on burnout prevention, energy management, and boundary-setting. Outside of work, I enjoy reading feminist literature, moaning to savoury foods, and exploring my body through movement, sound and sensuality.

 
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To love ourselves rightly, to love others,


we have to claim all our emotions.

- bell hooks

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Experience, Education and Approach

I have been serving clients as a self-care & performance coach for 2+ years and am currently finishing up an education based on an experiential learning model at Rhodes Wellness College for counselling. Relatedly, I am pursuing a designation as a Registered Professional Counsellor with the CPCA and a Registered Life Coach with the ICF.

To learn more about my coaching & counselling approach, click here.

 
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Come say hi!

If you have any questions about working together, events, etc., please don’t hesitate to reach out.

 

Professional Bio:

Ji-Youn is a self-care coach, counsellor, and facilitator who resides and works on the unceded, ancestral, and traditional lands of the sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) nations. She is fulfilled by holding safe spaces for her clients to process their emotions and to nurture the growth and healing that they desire. Her work integrates a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive lens with the modalities of somatic and talk therapies. Along with her private practices, Ji-Youn co-facilitates feminist events for changemakers who want to build healthier relationships with their loving anger. She is currently completing her Professional Counsellor Diploma in preparation for the designation of a Registered Professional Counsellor.