Welcome

I’m Clayre Sessoms, a registered clinical counsellor in Vancouver, BC. I provide LGBTQ counselliing for adults and youth in BC, Yukon, and Alberta. We meet by video or by phone.

LGBTQ2IA-Centred

This is a welcoming practice for LGBTQ2IA+ individuals, their families, and their allies. Whether you wish to explore gender identity or sexuality or lean in to find the root causes of worry and shame, you’re safe here.

My community matters to me.

Trauma-informed

As a former sexual assault counsellor at a rape crisis centre and a Trauma-Informed Stabilization Technique-trained psychotherapist, I offer evidence-based interventions that lessen the impact of past harm.

Learn how to be more present.

Online Therapy

Telehealth provides the safest choice for therapy during pandemic restrictions on meeting in person. I provide PIPEDA compliant private and convenient counselling by video through Jane App or by phone.

Meeting online keeps us safe.

Feel like yourself again & live your most authentic life

My eclectic approach helps you feel more connected to yourself by exploring your needs, wants, values, strengths, and areas of growth. I help you work through what’s in the way of affirming these vital parts of you. When you feel more connected to yourself, your life improves, and concerns such as anxiety and depression are relieved. We’ll work together to identify the best ways to meet your goals in therapy, and I’ll offer support as you start to notice what’s keeping you from your most authentic life.
 
As a trans and queer therapist, I help older teens and adults as they question their own gender identity, gender expression, and sexuality. My background in trauma therapy is key to helping individuals transform the impact of past harm into present-day hope. I also work well with anyone who feels panicked, stuck, or too tired to go on.
 
The choice to enter therapy is often a big one. Please contact me by email or call (778) 302-3187 when you have questions about my practice or you’re ready to begin. My sliding scale waitlist is full. Typical wait time for online therapy is two weeks.
 
Clayre Sessoms, MCP-AT, RCC, CCC
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LGBTQ2IA-centred therapy

I aim is to provide a safe and welcoming space for clients who identify as lesbian, gay, bi, pan, trans, Two Spriit, queer, intersex, asexual, nonbinary, agender or any other marginalized gender or sexual orientation. Wherever you''ve landed in life, I'm here to help.
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An ethical practice

I’m a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC #18118) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. This means I’ve met the highest education and practicum training standards in BC. It also means I govern myself and my online therapy practice according to BCACC’s codes of conduct and ethics. Visit BC-Counsellors.org for details.

A body-centred approach

Formerly a massage therapist for more than two decades, I’ve cultivated a keen interest in how the body alleviates psychological issues. That’s what motivated me to learn Sensorimotor Psychotherapy®. I’ve completed advanced studies in trauma and dissociation. Now I’m working on certification with Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute.

The Details

Appointments

Appointments are booked by contacting me. Online therapy sessions are powered by Jane App. Each telehealth session lasts 50 minutes. 

Insurance

Many insurance providers provide counselling benefits. Ask your insurer if they cover counselling by RCC- or CCC-designated professionals.

Cancellations

24-hours notice is required for rescheduling and cancellations. Failure to give 24-hours notice or not showing up will require the full session fee.

Payments

Please pay by e-transfer or credit card before the start of your online therapy session. Once payment is received a receipt will be emailed to you.

Fees

$150 per 50-minute session for individuals and $200 per 50-minute session for families. Assessment and reporting are billed by the half hour.

Reduced Rates

CVAP clients pay a reduced fee of $70 CAD. FNHA-eligible clients receive free counselling. A limited number of reduced-rate appointments are available.

Let's get started

Call or text me at 778-302-3187 or contact me through this website when you have questions or when you're ready to begin therapy.