Hi, I'm Wathnak VY
Wathnak is a registered counsellor and clincial psychotherapist with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and a private holistic approach clinician for his private practice in Australia.
As the first registered ACA Khmer speaking counsellor and psychotherapist in Australia, he has many years of experience providing clinical services for people from all walks of life, especially from culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities.
As a graduate from the top 1% university worldwide, the University of Adelaide (UOA) and the most prestigious counselling specialised university in Australia, the Edith Cowan University (ECU), Wathnak is a strong believer in using evidence-based treatment.
In order to provide high-quality counselling services to his clients, Wathnak uses many different approaches include person-centred therapy (PCT), motivational interviewing (MI), solution-focused therapy (SFT), cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and behaviour therapy (BT).
Background in anthropology, Wathnak views counselling as not just a talking therapy, but to understand the core root of the issue, allow the clients to open up, and exploring alternative options for the client. He is also proficient in providing group counselling, couple counselling and family therapy using reflective practice. Wathnak also believes strongly in continuing education and life-long learning.
Currently, Wathnak is continually changing the lives of many community members in Australia through his face-to-face counselling, eCounselling, presents public talks, facilitates workshops while volunteers his time assisting a grassroots community project, ‘Untangle: A Mental Health Project’ back in Cambodia, and continuing inspired diverse young people across Australia and Cambodia on the topic of mental health.
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