Malvika Varma, Fraserhood Counsellor for Fraser St, Fraserhood and Mount Pleasant

Meet Malvika Varma

Registered Clinical Counsellor, RCC

Malvika is a trained Counsellor with a Master’s Degree in Psychology and Bachelor’s in Psychology (Honours).

 She has received ‘Advanced Training’ in Rational Emotive Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (RECBT) from the Albert Ellis Institute, New York, USA.
In 2015 Malvika co-founded aStereoTherapy, as her personal and primary counselling centre offering a range of psychotherapy services, including counselling, self-help workshops and professional training programs and corporate training.
Malvika Varma has been practising for over 12 years in different settings with experiences in private practice, schools, colleges, universities, NGOs and corporate environments.

Fraserhood &
Mt. Pleasant

Get Better, Not Just Feel Better

Before getting down to what ‘good’ mental health is, I would first like to share my views on what I think good mental health is not. A person with good mental health is not someone who never gets upset, is happy all the time, likes everyone, always puts others happiness ahead of his own, tolerates life’s difficulties endlessly, follows the social norms, etc.  
So who is a person with good mental health? A person who understands the essence of being human – who is true to the emotional experiences that he has, yet is able to regulate negative emotions effectively, has a high tolerance but chooses to tolerate when its worth it, pursues responsible hedonism, makes others happy but not at the cost of his own happiness, takes calculated risks, is not afraid to make mistakes.”

Advanced Therapies Supported

We use evidence-based short-term therapies of  Rational Emotive Behavior Cognitive Therapy (RECBT)/Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) which belong to the cognitive school of thought. The basic tenet of these therapies being that the way we think influences the way we feel and act. Most people believe our misery is caused by external events/people only.

Unlike most therapies, REBT shows you how certain unhelpful beliefs contribute towards creating and maintaining unhealthy negative emotions. This is helpful because even if these adverse external events cannot be altered we aren’t doomed to feel miserable about them. Instead we have the choice to feel much lesser disturbed by adopting a healthier belief system.

Individual and Relationship Counselling Online


Allows an individual to explore personal roadblocks and emotional triggers


This is a process through which clients work one-on-one with the counsellor in a safe, caring, and confidential environment.



Provides a space for relationships to work through challenges and struggles
Understanding the nature and source of your interpersonal conflicts and learning effective ways of relating, communicating and resolving them.


To support people through these challenging times safely


Online therapy is a safe, flexible and convenient way to access therapy remotely instead of in-person. We are only offering in-person sessions for now but may return to personal appointments in the future. 

ICBC & Private Insurance Claims

All services are eligible for ICBC and private insurance claims. We do direct billing for ICBC and many private insurers.

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