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Sofia Dias Coroa
Registered Therapeutic Counsellor
Relationship Therapist, Vancouver, BC
My Relationship Journey: Love (was) a Battle
Early in my relationships – love was not a happy topic for me. I was unable to find what others around me seemed to have – a loving, committed partnership.
I told myself I was focused on other things – my education, career, and ambitions. While this was true – there just wasn’t ever a man “good enough” to hold my attention.
If I dated a man who was a ‘nice guy’ – I didn’t feel excited enough. If I dated a man who was sexy and exciting – he was only into a fling.
Nothing worked. No one fit.
No matter who “he” was, I kept finding something missing with all men.
This pattern went on for years. Eventually, I realized that I wasn’t doing something right, and it was time to bust through it. It was scary, but I wanted to claim back my heart and the belief that true love could happen to me.
In therapy, I had to face my biggest fears about love, men, and my unconscious beliefs about deserving and receiving love.
Looking at my past relationship pains helped me to slowly deconstruct the barriers to my heart I had built up. My mistaken beliefs about men, love and being loved had built armour around my heart, and once I was able to see that – I was able to choose differently.
I decided the war was over. It was a turning point.
Not long after that, I had a date with a man who I would have previously overlooked. It turned out to be a wonderful date – and we are now deeply in love.
Having transformed my own heart and mind, I am passionate about helping others find their way through to a life filled with loving.
My Work as a Counsellor at Love Done Well
As a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor, I work online with people everywhere, using my experience and skills to help people define themselves in relationships, whether single and looking for love – or wanting to break through broken relationship patterns.
My focus is on helping clients find their voice, establish healthy boundaries, and heal their pain and triggers.
Using experiential, transpersonal therapy, Bowen Family Systems, Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) and Imago Therapy, I show my clients how to tap into their feelings and needs to express their truth with love.
I help clients find a solid sense of self and learn to have loving, messy conversations that lead to true intimacy while finding space for all of themselves in relationships.
Gifts as a Counsellor
Safety & Compassion: I bring a big heart and so much compassion from my own experience of pain and growing through the rubble. I know that dark times in our lives can also be where the greatest treasures are buried. It is my honour to create a safe space that helps you retrieve the golden nuggets from your past wounds so that you can move forward in love
Big Picture Connectedness: I love to look at the big picture and see patterns that tell a new story. I bring a unique talent in seeing a broader story and connecting threads, which helps you reframe your understanding of yourself. By connecting the dots between the past and the present, you understand how to make better choices and free yourself.
Emotional Intelligence Skills: I have a deep respect for the body’s unique signals and sensations which I see as instincts and emotional cues that guide you towards your truth. I love teaching clients how to identify and listen to this deeper intuitive voice. By doing so, we can acknowledge and express what we really want or don’t want and have a better chance to get our needs met.
Communication Skills: I am deeply drawn to authentic, connective communication. I have seen it transform my life and relationships, and I know how scary being vulnerable can be. When you communicate from a truthful and vulnerable place, it empowers you to get beneath the surface to the deeper connection we all crave.
Humour: I bring a huge enthusiasm for this work, an exuberance for your healing and growth, and love sharing a laugh or two about our humanity. You don’t have to feel alone or serious in therapy to heal – and laughter can indeed be the best medicine.
- Diploma in Transpersonal Psychology: Clearmind International Institute
- Transforming Trauma Through Fierce Love: AEDP Institute
- Healing Attachment Wounds: AEDP Institute
- The Change Triangle in AEDP: Hilary Jacobs Hendel, LCSW
- Couples’ Therapy: Meta Emergence Counselling
- Life Scripts Transactional Analysis with Dr. Pat Allen
- Learning to Love Yourself: Hearts in Harmony Institute Gay & Katie Hendricks
I look forward to helping you overcome your relationship troubles and have the relationship that you deserve.
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