Vanessa Yang, Practicum Counsellor

Pronouns: she / her

Hello! My name is Vanessa. I am a counsellor-in-training, currently pursuing my Master of Counselling at Monash University (graduating in 2023).

‘Everyone deserves to be happy’ is a quote I firmly believe in and one that has driven me to pursue a path in the mental health field. Back when I was volunteering at a mental health hotline, I worked extensively with adolescents and young adults who were struggling with life, desperate to find a way out yet did not know how. I hope I can be the one helping them see the light.

My goal as a counsellor is to establish a supportive relationship with my clients, create a safe space for them to be heard, guide them to have a deeper understanding of themselves and ultimately empower them to reach their fullest potential. 

Having grown up in Hong Kong, I can speak fluent Cantonese, English and Mandarin.

Vanessa Yang - Profile Photo

Age groups

Adults

Areas of focus

Anxiety
Relationship issues
Stress management
Self-esteem issues

More About Me

I am a HUGE music lover. I love singing and playing the guitar. It’s my way of expressing feelings and emotions.

My dream is to open my own cafe. I have always found cafes very therapeutic. Imagine yourself sipping coffee and just gazing at the streets! I hope I can provide this sense of calmness to others.

Professional Credentials

Credentials and Additional Training

  • Master of Counselling, Monash University (Graduating in 2023)
  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology, City University of Hong Kong
  • Certified Pastel Nagomi Art Associate Instructor, Japan Pastel Hope Art Association (JPHAA)

Professional Experience

  • Volunteer at a mental health hotline (providing emotional support to a diverse range of callers struggling with issues like stress and relationships)

Find out how we can work together

Vanessa Yang - Profile photo of counsellor at Sofia Wellness Clinic

Availability

Mondays: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Counselling Fees

Individual Session (Initial): $80
Individual Session (Subsequent): $50