Joyce Chiu Broadbent Counsellor, Bereavement and
EMDR Coach & Therapist,
Mindfulness and Reiki Teacher

About Me. Joyce 3

MY BACKGROUND

I was born in HongKong and read Psychology and Sociology at university. After becoming a board director of a leading market research company in my thirties, I started to question who I was behind my role as a career woman, wife, daughter, sister, relative and friend. 



From then on, I eased myself out of my old life and embarked on a personal and spiritual journey that proved to be both lonely and enriching.



Between 1995 and 2004 I qualified as:

an Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist (registered MBACP) with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)

a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF)

a Certified Hypnotherapist with the Professional Board of Hypnotherapists (PBH)

a Reiki Master (Usui Shiki Ryoho) and am a member of the Reiki Association

Having reached my sixties, I realise that every life stage, difficult or painful it may feel, is not wasted if we choose to learn from it.

THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME OF MY WEBSITE (jta36) AND EMAIL ADDRESS (jacetheace36)

My family nickname is "Jacey". When I started questioning my life at the age of 36 and felt very much a late developer, I comforted myself with these words: "jace the ace, the tortoise who won the race".


MY BELIEF SYSTEM

I believe life is paradoxical.

I believe that only by fully exploring my belief system can I transcend it. I believe that not having a belief system can be as limiting as having a belief system.

I believe in a God who is all goodness, and I also believe that good and evil exist in our world. I believe that however much I try, God is a mystery and unknowable.

I believe in our innate strength, courage and spirit to overcome difficulties and to forge ahead. I also believe in the force in us to damage ourselves and others.

I believe we cannot do things alone. I believe in relationships. I also believe in giving space to myself and others.

I believe in the use of my self to help others, and because of that, I believe in constant attention to my personal and spiritual growth. I also believe in my own limitations.

I believe in love and awareness, through which we can at the very least escape from our demons. I also believe that sometimes, human love is not enough.

I believe in a holistic approach to assisting, and I believe I am only scraping at the surface.

I believe in honesty within myself, and sometimes, it is better to withhold my truths from others.

I believe it is important for you to know where I stand so we can both move from there and learn from each other.

I believe we can, like the LOTUS FLOWER, enjoy and thrive in this material world, and not be attached to and contaminated by it.

To be in this world, and not of this world. Can you?

WE ARE NOT PROBLEMS TO BE FIXED, BUT PEOPLE TO BE UNDERSTOOD (JCB)

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