Im May has worked as a psychotherapist/counsellor with a Child Protection Specialist Centre and in private practice since 2015. She is passionate about supporting children, youths and adults who are vulnerable and journeying with them to develop meaningful relationships within themselves and with their loved ones. She values and pays keen attention to her clients’ voices as it is an important aspect of the therapeutic process to be heard and understood. She strives to resource clients with regulation techniques: through the knowledge and awareness to connect meaningfully with their emotional and somatic states.
Im May graduated with a Master’s Degree in Counselling with Monash University. She also holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education and an Advanced Diploma in Special Needs Education. She is an EMDR International Association certified EMDR therapist.
While Im May uses EMDR as the primary modality, she is also well-versed with different counselling techniques such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Person Centered Therapy, Mindfulness, Expressive Arts, Sand Tray, Somatic Experiencing and Brainspotting. She uses different techniques to attune and assist her clients in their complex and challenging situations.
Im May keenly believes in keeping up with the updated research and effective therapeutic work that can benefit her clients. Currently, Im May is receiving training in Neuro Affective Touch to aid clients in integrating relational and psychodynamic modalities with her client through the therapeutic use of touch and body work.
Over the years, Im May has been supporting with clients (including neurodiverse individuals) who experienced pre/post natal trauma, relational wounds and various types of trauma like physical, emotional, sexual, developmental and complex. She believes resolutely that it is a privilege and honor to be able to journey with her clients.