Nicole Fakaua (She/Her)


Nicole Fakaua (She/Her)​

About Nicole

I’ve learned that life is unpredictable and this can feel confronting and scary. I know that as I have consciously stepped forward, the process of growth has been surprisingly raw, a little messy, but so incredibly valuable. Initially, change of any kind feels like loss, but confronting fear with supportive others can equate to growth, healing, and a wrestling towards a truer version of the ‘authentic you’. 

As someone who is personally invested in growth, I honor each person’s story and unique journey while offering an empathic and relational approach, providing you with the safety you need to walk through some of your hardest moments. It is my belief that no-one should have to face struggles and challenges alone.

I completed my BA in Psychology and then moved to Australia for 12 years where I met my husband and grew our family of 6.   In my time there, I directed a cross cultural counselling program until we moved to SE Asia in 2006 where we pioneered a foundation working extensively with children at risk. We provided educational support, facilitated counseling seminars & training while engaging in international collaboration for the welfare of disadvantaged youth and children.  In 2016, our family relocated to Canada, and we are enjoying four seasons and the outdoor beauty of Kelowna.

I love learning and consistently put effort into research, understanding best practice, and utilizing resources and tools that will best serve you.  I often infuse a trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, attachment-based outlook in my practice, while working with individuals (children and adults), couples, and groups.  Focus areas include: identity, anxiety, life transitions, parenting/caregiving, post adoption support, betrayal trauma, ADHD, depression, trauma and loss.

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Change of any kind requires courage and I know how hard it is to take that first step forward.  I would be honored to journey with you, your family, and/or your child and to engage in this process of growth, healing, enhanced connections, and renewed hope. Contact Nicole on 250 859 0634 or for further information or to make an appointment.

"Together we can create the catalyst for growth and change"