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When You Face Difficult People, What Do You Do? We all encounter difficult people at various points in our lives. We manage them, work with them, share offices with them, live with them and for some of us, are married to them. We also know that people are complex and that difficult people may be difficult because of the personal baggage that they may be carrying e.g. stress, anxiety, depression etc.

So, if terminating or exiting a relationship is not an option, how are we to effectively manage, communicate, relate and help people who are difficult to deal with?
Join us as Sophia facilitates our discussion on how to deal with difficult people.
Because, we all want to be treated as people.
Who is Sophia van Vuuren?
Sophia holds a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology and is registered in BC as a Psychologists.
She has worked in the field of mental health for the past 30 years. Sophia worked for 17 years in South Africa as a Clinical Psychologist, Teacher and Supervisor at the University of Stellenbosch in the Western Cape. She relocated to Canada in 1997 with her husband and three children. She has worked the past 15 years in Vancouver as a Child and Family Psychotherapist, treating clients with emotional, cognitive, social, behavioural, relational, traumatic and learning problems. She worked at the North Shore Family Services as a Trauma specialist, consulted with the MCFD and provided trauma counselling to children, parents and families who were survivors of sexual abuse and violence. She has joined Burnaby Counselling Group in 2006.
Sophia has also worked for many years with the young adult population and students at the Student Counselling Centre of the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa and in Vancouver at the University of British Columbia. She uses her training, knowledge and experience in various psychotherapeutic strategies to empower her clients to explore, utilize and develop their mind, heart, body and soul resources to reactivate their full potential and restore their resilience.
Sophia provides counselling to Children, Teens, Adults, Couples and Families
Sophia has evidenced-based training and vast experience in the following Psychotherapeutic Interventions:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Dialectic Behaviour therapy (DBT)
Eye Movement Desensitization and Processing (EMDR II)
Self-Regulation Therapy/Somatic Experiencing Therapy (SRT)
Developmental Attachment Adaptation Therapy
Emotional Focused Therapy (EFT)
Family Systems Therapy
Play Therapy
Solution Focused Therapy