I’m Clayre Sessoms, a registered clinical counsellor in Vancouver, BC. I provide telehealth-based counselling to adults and older youth located throughout Western Canada.
Hi, my name is Clayre Sessoms and I’m an RCC #18118, a CCC #10006504, and a CT #2035. I’m a mental health professional in private practice from Vancouver, BC. Registered with both BC and Alberta regulatory bodies, I provide 2SLGBTQQIA+ counselling that celebrates gender diversity and explores healing of mind and body.
It’s no question that your earliest experiences shape your life, and my work as a therapist aims to provide you with powerful neurobiologically-informed insights into thoughts and feelings that are accessible and easy to understand. A critical aim of our work together involves rekindling your relationships with worthiness and compassion to help recalibrate your responses to uncomfortable circumstances, situations, and relationships.
Have you ever asked “Why did I do that?” or “Why can’t I control my behavior?” Others may judge your reactions and think, “What’s wrong with you?” When questioning your responses to experiences, it’s easy to place blame on yourself; holding yourself and those around you to an impossible standard. In the work we do together, we learn to shift questioning from “What’s wrong with me?” to “What happened to me?” and “How do I feel about it, now?”
You may learn how to create this shift by sharing stories from your past or simply taking note of how you feel in the present moment as you think about a past experience. Together we consider how the brain processes the past and how the body holds onto past harm. We collaborate to begin to explore the deeper roots of our pain and suffering. And we discover new ways to acknowledge pain and lessen suffering throughout our work together.