Explore - Connect - Heal in Counselling
Sometimes it takes a moment of reflection to realize that something is off.
Have you found yourself thinking "I'm really stuck right now" or "Why am I doing this again"? Has it been hard to get out of bed or to focus at work? Are you getting more irritable with friends or your partner? Has your body been flaring up or in more pain recently? Has the quality of your sleep worsened?
If so, it might be time to talk with a counsellor.
Depending on life events or circumstances, your mental health can take a turn for the worse, and really impact your day-to-day life. Struggling to get out of bed, caught in a catastrophic thought cycle, or even just feeling "languished". These are the impacts of a change in mood that can leave you feeling stuck.
While I know taking the first steps to finding support can be difficult, they can also be life changing. Having a safe space to talk about what’s going on with someone, like me, who isn’t a friend or family member can be really helpful.
The counselling space is where you get to explore what’s going on with a deeper awareness of your thoughts, feelings and actions. Together we will get curious about your story and gain new perspectives and insights. You will make new meaning of what’s happened and what’s going on by connecting the dots. While also healing unresolved emotional pain or hurt by learning to safely be with your emotions and their associated physical sensations in your body.
It is my hope that you come out of a therapy session feeling more connected, more clear and much more calm.
Hi, I'm Myriame (elle/she/her)
By cultivating a sense of togetherness, I work as a counsellor in Vancouver British Columbia (BC) with individuals living with chronic illnesses, and those experiencing anxiety, depression, grief and loss, burnout, trauma, and life transitions.
As a therapist, I have a passion for helping clients attain personal growth and gain emotional awareness through mindfulness, emotional resiliency building, and evidence-based practices (e.g., accelerated experiential dynamic psychotherapy (AEDP), eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), cognitive processing therapy (CPT)).
This means that I centre my counselling approach on being emotionally focused and somatically aware. I integrate different therapeutic approaches together to create a safe, welcoming space for your whole experience.
After sharing some of your story, I will often have us breathe to tune into the physical experience or emotion of your story. Asking questions like: “What do you notice in your body after sharing this story?”, “What is this [tension] trying to tell you?”, “What is [the sadness] about?”. I might even ask if it’s okay to stay connected to the identified physical sensation or emotion so that it has space and time to release (or be fully expressed). I also talk about the body’s physiology, nervous system, neuro-hormones and -chemicals, and share resources with you that will deepen your understanding of the mind-body connection and that will guide you through an at-home practice.
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC#15731) with the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors and a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC#12311) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association I gratefully work and live on unceded Indigenous land belonging to the Coast Salist peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Səl̓ílwətaʔ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. I provide counselling therapy in both English and French.
Need more info? Learn more about me as a therapist here!
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