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Counsellor Directory Profile

Member ID: 3742

Bright Sun Counselling Services Inc.
Contact Information

Minzhou Sun

Credentials: RPC

1959 Upper Water St. Halifax. NS.
Halifax NS
B3K 5C8

Phone: 902-410-7795

Website: http://


Cities of practice



Minzhou Sun is a registered professional counsellor. Last three year, she has counselled over 200 clients around the world people and has over 3,500 hours of counselling experience. She also has a record of 500 hours of training for counsellors as one of her main focusses is to help other counsellors succeed.

Minzhou graduated from Dalhousie University with a double Honours Degree in Psychology and Gender and Women Studies.

Her area of practice in counselling services include childhood trauma, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, fostering healthy interpersonal relationships, internet, sex and shopping addiction, and couples and family counselling. During her therapy sessions, Minzhou uses the counselling method most suited to her clients needs. This could include a variety of counselling techniques such as CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy), dialectical behaviour therapy, narrative therapy, motivational interval therapy, or stressed based therapy. She is especially proficient at cognitive behaviour therapy.

The goal of Minzhou’s therapy is to help people achieve independence. Clients will learn how to manage their emotions and develop lasting problem-solving skills that they may carry on into the future. Minzhou strives to deliver a high degree of professionalism in her services as she finds it is very important to understand and empathize her clients and their emotions they are currently facing.

Minzhou is very good at designing treatment plans that are tailored to the specific psychological needs of her clients. Instead of providing generalized advice to all clients, she treats each person in her care as an individual. Minzhou is a strong supporter of eliminating labels associated with mental health problems and reassures her clients that their psychological difficulties are normal reactions to abnormal situations. By listening carefully and with compassion, Minzhou can help clients become more mentally independent, establish healthy relationships with friends, family, collogues, and partners, and achieve self confidence.

Aside from her counselling services, Minzhou offers an integrated online course on psychological counseling to provide psychologists with advanced counseling opportunities. These courses include CBT use; integrated counseling skills; and mindfulness philosophy. The content is combined with theory and practice, and designed to learn special skills according to different situations to help the counselor cope with the difficulties during a consultation.

Minzhou also provides workshops for local students and immigrant families in Halifax, which discusses the difficulties of integrating immigrant families into Canadian society and how to overcome them; children's education and cultural conflicts in immigrant families; how to protect children from drug abuse; how to make immigrant families deal with the complexities of childhood development (e.g. puberty).This series of content is very popular among immigrants in Halifax, helping a large number of immigrant families to relieve stress and learn the skills of living in Canada to enhance their confidence and everyday living.

Counselling Approaches

Addiction / Substance Abuse Counselling
Marriage & Family Counselling

Counselling Issues

Addiction - Shopping, Gambling, Internet, Food, Workaholism
Chronic Illness
Communication & Conflict Resolution
Couples / Relationship
Diet / Nutrition
Disordered Eating
Divorce / Separation
Domestic Violence
Drug / Alcohol Addiction
Family Conflict
Grief & Loss
Parenting / Co-Parenting Support
Physical & Sexual Abuse
Post-Partum Depression
Self-Esteem / Self Growth
Sex Addiction / Internet
Sex, Sexual Dysfunction, Sexual Communication Among Partners
Stress Management

Mental Health

Bipolar Disorders
Borderline Personality Disorder
Eating Disorder
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Post-traumatic Disorder
Social Phobia / Phobias
Workshop Presentor


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competency in clinical counselling & psychotherapy.