Our Team

The Bamboo Centre counselling team is an interdisciplinary group of caring professionals, trained to the Masters or PhD lever and ready to serve you. Clients are matched with counsellors based on availability, training and expertise to meet your needs.

Director

Kristina Marshall

M.Div (Counselling)

Kristina has a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy and works with individuals, couples and families.  She first arrived in Cambodia in 2001, returned to Canada in 2004 and then moved back to Cambodia in 2008. In Cambodia she has worked as a counsellor, mainly with expatriates and has also conducted trainings, consultancies as well as teaching.

Kristina is trained in EMDR and has completed a Creative Arts Therapy course. Kristina speaks English and Finnish. She is a member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists.

Dr. Derek Mitchell

DClinPsy, PgDip CBT, MA hons (Clinical Psychology)

Derek is a British trained clinical psychologist with 16 years experience of working in mental health. He works with adults and adolescents with a broad range of mental health problems including depression and anxiety disorders and with people living with the after-effects of traumatic experiences (including all forms of abuse and neglect) that occurred in childhood or later in life. He is also able to offer help with, grief and other difficult life transitions as well as relationship problems working either with couples or individually.

In addition to a comprehensive foundation in clinical psychology which includes coverage of all the main approaches to therapy he has postgraduate training in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). He believes that while specific forms of therapy are generally better for some problems (e.g. CBT for anxiety disorders such as OCD), he draws upon his diverse experience and training to provide a therapy that is tailored to the needs of the individual.

Dr. Wilson Howe, PhD

(Clinical Psychology), MA (Counseling Psychology)

Wilson is a clinical psychologist educated and trained in the United States. He has over 15 years experience in mental health and has worked in many settings including private practice, mental hospitals, day treatment, hospice, nursing homes, schools, and prisons.  He works with adults and children with a wide range of psychological problems including depression, anxiety, bereavement, PTSD, schizophrenia, bipolar, addiction, and personality disorders. He has much experience with individuals with a history of abuse and trauma. 

His approach to therapy is grounded primarily in analytical psychology, psychoanalysis, and self psychology and is influenced much by the works of James Hillman, Carl Jung, Heinz Kohut, Milton Erickson and Stanislav Grof. Awareness of the present moment, the therapeutic relationship, and empathy are regarded as essential to the therapeutic process. He offers individual psychotherapy, group psychotherapy, family therapy, and couples counseling.

Serey Samchet, MA

(Clinical Psychology)

Samchet is a Cambodian clinical psychologist, arts therapist, EMDR therapist, and professional trainer in mental health. She did her MA in Clinical Psychology in Singapore and has also trained in Advance Courses in arts therapy and EMDR therapy.  She has been supervised for around 3 years in Cambodia, Thailand, and Hong Kong. She has experience working with traumatised children and adults and delivering training on topics such as trauma, vicarious trauma, self-care, stress management, and counselling skills. 

In addition to her experiences in psychotherapy and training, she has experience of delivering individual and peer-supervision to the care-givers, counsellors, and social workers who are working directly or indirectly with the traumatised clients who have suffered sexual abuse, domestic violence, have HIV or disabilities.

Audrey Dabouis, M

Psychologue Clinicienne
(Clinical Psychology)

Audrey Dabouis est une psychologue clinicienne française. Elle est diplômée de l’université Rennes 2. Ayant choisi de se spécialiser en psychopathologie infanto-juvénile, elle reçoit en consultation individuelle des enfants et des adolescents. Au-delà d’assurer des suivis dans le cadre d’un soutien psychologique, elle a travaillé auprès d’enfants et d’adolescents en situation de handicap. Elle a également exercé au sein d’une association d’aide aux victimes. Dans le cadre de son mémoire de recherche, elle a travaillé sur l’autisme.

Audrey Dabouis is a French clinical psychologist. She graduated from Rennes 2 university. Audrey chose to specialize in Child and Youth Psychopathology, therefore she does consultation with children and teenagers. In addition to providing follow-up in the context of psychological support, she has worked with children and teenagers with disabilities. Audrey has also worked in a victim support association. As part of her research paper, she worked on autism.

Sofia Coppé

Psychologue Clinicienne
(Clinical Psychology)

Sofia est une Psychologue clinicienne enregistrée pour enfants, adolescents et adultes qui a obtenu un Master en Psychologie Clinique et une licence en Philosophie à l’Université Libre de Bruxelles (VUB). Ayant des années d’expérience en Indochine et au Maroc elle s’est immergée dans l’Islam et le Bouddhisme.

Son expérience professionnelle se focalise sur la situation éducative problématique ; la combinaison de difficultés qui peut amener à la violence intrafamiliale. Elle s’est investiguée dans le traumatisme intergénérationnel, la schizophrénie, les troubles de la personnalité limite et de stress post-traumatique, l’alcoolisme, la dépression, le suicide et le syndrome d’Asperger du spectre autistique.

Travaillant en pratique privée et dans l’intervention de crise elle s’est formé en matière de travail social, de prévention de suicide et de la violence intrafamiliale, l’accompagnement familial et la Thérapie des Schémas pour le trouble de la personnalité limite.

Sofia is a licensed Clinical Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychologist with an MA in Clinical Psychology and a BA in Philosophy from Brussels’ Free University (VUB). With years of experience in Indochina & Morocco she immersed herself in Islam and Buddhism. She conducts therapy in French, English and Dutch.

Sofia’s professional experience centers around the problematic educational situation; the combination of difficulties that can lead to Domestic Violence. She is very familiar with intergenerational trauma, schizophrenia, PTSD, alcoholism, depression, suicide, BPD & the Asperger Syndrome within the Autism Spectrum.

Working in private practice and crisis intervention she trained in Social Work, Prevention of Suicide and Domestic Violence, Family Counseling & Scheme-Directed Cognitive Therapy for BPD.

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