Accepting new clients for Online counselling.
Marie Jakalicia Guignard RCC, BA, MA, CPA
Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)
What is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)?
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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, emotional disturbance, domestic violence, or any other distressing or disturbing events can cause psychological, emotional, spiritual, and physical harm to yourself or loved ones.
Suppose you feel distressed, a lack of energy, motivation, you feel stuck or constantly anxious. You find yourself feeling a persistent sadness, a constant worry, 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 that feeling 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.
My Work Approach
About Me and my Areas of Expertise
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 grief, domestic violence 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 two teenagers and an eleven-year-old girl. 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.
My work is grounded on a multicultural and person-centered 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 I can give you light to help you find your way.
- Marie Guignard
Specialisation: Individual counselling for adults and adolescents.
Languages: English and French
Population (s) served: Adults and Adolescents
Many extended health insurance plans provide coverage for Registered Clinical Counsellors. If you have a private insurance, please check with your insurer to confirm your coverage before your first session.
Session fees are in accordance with the BCACC fee schedule.
50-minute Individual Therapy - $140 +GST
90-minute Individual Therapy and Intake Sessions - $180 +GST
Payment By: ACH Bank Transfer, American Express, Cash, Interac, Mastercard, Visa.
Working to find or to create our Inner Self is a continual and amazing life journey.