Erin Malki , MA, RCC
Registered Clinical Counsellor
Mondays, Fridays (Daytime), Wednesdays (Daytime, Evenings)
Rates: $150 + GST individual; $165 + GST couples
Types of sessions
Individual, Couples, In Person, Virtual
Specializations / particular populations
- Life Transition
Approaches in Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Experiential therapies
- Family Systems
- Attachment based therapy
Get to Know Erin
What drives me to do this work?
“It’s good to be loved, but to be understood is profound” ~Portia De Rossi
My keen curiosity coupled with my commitment to truly understand other people and how they experience their lives drives me in this work. I thrive on the power of relational healing, and I cultivate a therapeutic space that is non-hierarchical and grounded in the mutuality of being human. Our beingness is embedded within relationships, and therapy provides a safe and transparent opportunity for self-exploration to occur. I believe that we possess the ability to heal ourselves; with effective and meaningful support, we can transcend the trauma and adverse experiences that have hurt us. When we learn to attune inwards with compassion and curiosity, there is great potential for growth and change.
What can clients expect from working with me?
I am a very attuned and active therapist. You will have my full attention and support, but you can also expect me to actively engage with what you bring and share. In this way, the work we do together is very collaborative and co-constructive. By understanding your unique needs, personality and values, together we can tailor interventions that disrupt old patterns and invite your inherent strength and authenticity to shine through. I primarily understand people through an existential, attachment-focused, and trauma-informed lens. I believe that our emotions – and how we respond to them – play a significant role in the way we navigate relationships, events and decisions. We will explore these patterns within the containment of a safe and trusting space.
Counselling career trajectory
For many years I wanted to become a counsellor, as I have always been interested in my own self-actualization and growth and in making sense of my own suffering. I spent the first part of my career in the field of Early Childhood Education where I worked very intimately with children and their families. I received my BA in Early Childhood Education and then went on to complete my MA in Counselling Psychology. My practice is now geared towards adults who are motivated to work through anxiety, depression, life transitions, and relationship struggles. I have completed training in Emotionally Focused Therapy for couples, and I actively continue to develop my therapeutic skills through specialized training and supervision.
Who am I?
I am a mother, daughter, sister and friend. I am very down-to-earth. I left high school before graduating, and after travelling for the better part of my twenties, I went back to school to complete two back-to-back degrees. I love to read and often have my nose in a book, especially non-fiction genres such as philosophy, art and culture, spirituality, science and (of course!) psychology. Because of my warm and friendly nature, many people think of me as an extrovert, but I am in fact very much an introvert: I love the moments I take for myself to have alone time to recharge and rejuvenate. I have a lot of tattoos and I sing as a side hobby!
Going through a divorce and single parenting are among the many life experiences that have made me stronger and more confident. From my adversities, I have learned so much about myself and the negative patterns that I was perpetuating. These insights have allowed me to make meaningful changes to attract more of what I wanted into my life.