Regardless of our age, our social status, and beliefs, we all can experience life adversities that can be difficult to manage alone .
Past and recent painful life experiences such as grief and loss, physical or psychological violence, separation or any other distressing or disturbing events can cause psychological, emotional, spiritual, and physical harm to yourself or loved ones. Also, I work with clients experiencing racism, discrimination, and any other concerns related to colonization trauma . BIPOC counselling.
Suppose you feel a lack of motivation, energy, and a constant feeling of anxiety. You find yourself feeling a persistent sadness, an excessive feeling of guilt, shame, and anger. You have the feeling you do not fit in, you are not good enough, you are "bad," you are a failure, you do not deserve to be happy, and you have this feeling that you need something to be changed in your life; having someone who can listen to you with empathy, sincerity and without judgment can be a good ally when experiencing these difficult moments.
Working with a counsellor also means working with a professional who has the training and experience to procure you with tools, information, and strategies that can help you understand, overcome those life challenges, and make positive changes in your life.
What is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)?
About Me and my work approach
My name is Marie Jakalicia Guignard, and I would like to welcome you to my private practice Inner Self Counselling & Therapy. I hold a master's degree in counselling psychology from Yorkville University in New Brunswick.
I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). I am also a member of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA).
As a counsellor who has been through different painful life situations such as childhood trauma, grief, and has worked hard to find my Inner Self and regain ownership of my life, I believe we are what we choose to become and when we have the support and the guidance we need, we can use our inner resources and capacities to work toward our goals.
What I offer to my clients is empathy, a confidential, nonjudgmental, and warm space to be heard and to address their concerns. When I work with you, my goal is to meet you where you at, support you in a collaborative way to help you manage life difficulties.
I am a mother of a 18 years old boy, and two teenager girls. I come from a diverse cultural community and attach great importance to respecting and valuing human diversity. I am from Haiti, I immigrated to Quebec when I was a teenager, and I have lived in different places in Canada. I am fluent in English, French, and Creole. I have worked in many support and mutual aid areas in a collaborative and supportive spirit before redirecting my career in counselling psychology.
I work with different therapeutic tools. However, my work is grounded on a person-centered and a intercultural approach. I believe the beauty of life is in our difference, and our uniqueness and by appreciating and respecting this difference and uniqueness we can live a fulfilling life, contribute to our community and our society.
"I am not what happened to me.
I am what I choose to become."
- Carl Jung
As your counsellor, my goal is to support you in using your inner habilities and strenghts to find your way. To become what you choose to become.
- Marie Guignard
Counseling en ligne
Langues: anglais et français
Population (s) desservie (s): adultes et adolescents
De nombreux régimes d'assurance maladie complémentaires offrent une couverture pour les services offerts par les conseiller(e) enregistrés. Veuillez vérifier auprès de votre assureur pour obtenir de plus amples informations avant de prendre votre première session.
Je suis une fournisseuse autorisée de services de santé mentale auprès du
Crime Victim Assistance Program et ICB
Mes frais de session sont conformes au barème des frais du BCACC.
Counseling individuelle de 50 minutes - 140 $ + TPS
Counseling de 90 minutes et séances de consultation initiales
- 180 $ + TPS
Payment By: ACH Bank Transfer, American Express, Cash, Interac, Mastercard, Visa.
Tel: (343) 596-8918
Working to find or to create our Inner Self is a continual and amazing life journey.