As you distance yourself from others during the COVD-19 Pandemic, you find yourself at a threshhold of change. Amidst uncertainty, you seek help in reconnecting with your life’s purpose and your deepest work. My name is Clayre Sessoms, and I’m here to help.
There may exist in you a felt sense that knows what’s possible. This knowing part of yourself is what we may find as we sit with all that’s here in the present moment. This knowing part of yourself may be experienced and developed as you sit with your thoughts and feelings for an hour, a few weeks, or many months. The presence of knowing doesn’t come from outside of you. It comes from within. It comes when you’re not trying to find it or question it or force it to emerge. It comes when you are able to step out of its way.
But wait, isn’t psychotherapy supposed to be a guided tour towards healing? Isn’t there a technique that makes this whole thing quick and painless? While I may rely on training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, EMDR, or Focusing Oriented Therapy to help you process trauma in the body or develop a felt sense of how thoughts and feelings show up in the belly, I’m not your guide. Rather I support your safety and comfort as you find your own way. I offer psychoeducational tools that aim to keep you safe and sound during therapy. And I’m here to bear witness to the healing that emerges from within you by listening to you, offering encouragement when you want encouragement, and holding space with you.
I’m Clayre Sessoms, an experienced clinical counsellor and professional art therapist in private practice in Vancouver, BC, Canada. I’m a white settler who identifies as trans, queer, lesbian, and partially sighted. I work with older youth and adults. My approach explores heart-centred work rooted in feminism, queer theory, social justice, and neuroscience.
Do you want to feel better? Do you hope to lessen day-to-day worry? Are you ready to find your sense of purpose? Do you want to embark on your deepest work to heal from abuse, hurt, loss, sexualized violence, shame, or trauma that’s stuck in the body? Let’s talk…