- Relationship counselling
- Individual counselling
- Sliding Scale
- LGBQ+ Affirming
- Trans Affirming
- Two-Spirit Affirming
- Online resource
- Remote services
Hello, I'm Clayre Sessoms, and I'm proud to offer a safe and affirming digital space for trans*, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming teens and adults seeking supportive therapy services. I bring a unique blend of qualifications as a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) in British Columbia, a Certified Therapist (CT) in Alberta, and a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Ontario.
Beyond my professional designations, I identify as trans, queer, and a person with a physical disability. I use she/they pronouns, embodying my journey of self-discovery that fuels my deep passion and dedication to this work.
As a firm believer in the transformative power of self-expression and introspection, I combine expressive arts, talk therapy, and mindful somatic exploration to encourage emotional growth and personal understanding. My practice is firmly grounded in trans-inclusive feminist and humanist theories, which emphasize every individual's inherent worth, dignity, and potential.
I offer counselling services exclusively online or by phone, ensuring a flexible and accessible therapeutic environment. I am committed to providing a space where you can be authentic and feel seen, valued, and accepted. Together, we can navigate the complexities of life and identity, fostering resilience and cultivating self-love.
As your counsellor, I promise to meet you where you are and honour your unique journey. Welcome to a space that respects, validates, and celebrates you – let's explore your path toward healing and self-discovery together.
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Do you collect and use preferred names (rather than legal names) for all communications?
Are the forms used in your practice inclusive of various sexual orientations and gender identities (e.g., opportunities to fill in pronouns, etc.)?
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for trans individuals accessing your services?
Do you offer Indigenous 2S/LGBTQ+ specific resources, for example Indigenous Elders or Knowledge Keepers?
Are you and your colleagues comfortable asking relevant questions about gender identity and sexual orientation?
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for LGBQ individuals accessing your services?
Do you and your colleagues ask clients about pronouns and use them appropriately?
Do you and your colleagues have experience working with people who identify as living with a disability or chronic illness? Please tell us more about your experience and any training you have received. (For example, do you have experience working with people with diverse physical or cognitive abilities, or those who are living with specific chronic illness(es)?)
Can you and your colleagues distinguish gender/identity dysphoria/distress from mental health conditions?
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for Two-Spirit, queer, or trans Indigenous individuals accessing your services?
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Are there clear anti-discrimination policies that include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation in your organization or practice?
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Last updated: June 7, 2023
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