Clear Counselling | Claudette Alain – Psychotherapist
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CLAUDETTE ALAIN MEd, MA, CCC

PSYCHOTHERAPIST

“Claudette takes a relational and holistic approach to problem solving and believes in building a relationship with her clients based on mutual trust, respect, and integrity. “

WORK

  • Retired French Immersion School Principal

 

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE

  • French

 

EDUCATION

  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)
  • MA Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
  • Health Initiative for Men (HIM)
  • M.Ed. Administration & Leadership, University of British Columbia
  • B.Ed. French Education, University of British Columbia
  • BA Jazz Studies/Liberal Arts, Vancouver Island University

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
  • Anger Management Issues
  • Anxiety and/or Panic
  • Burnout
  • Couples Counselling
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Cross Cultural Relationships
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infidelity
  • Intimacy Issues
  • LGBTQ+ Issues
  • LGBTQ+ Relationships
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage Counselling
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sex and Gender Identity Concerns
  • Sex Therapy
  • Suicide Ideation / Survivor

 

APPROACHES USED

  • Adlerian Depth Social Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Meditation
  • Solution Focused

ABOUT

Claudette’s emphasis is on helping individuals and families understand themselves better so that they can live more fully and with greater meaning in life.

  • Parent Child Relationships
  • Psychopathologies – ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, etc.
  • Trauma – Male and Female Survivors of Sexual Abuse

 

From a positive Adlerian Psychotherapy approach coupled with 18 years experience as an Administrator of two large French Immersion Schools, and 25 years in the hospitality business, she is capable of working with individuals, relationships, and families on a variety of child and adult lifespan concerns with motivation, care, and respect. From an ally’s perspective to individual growth, she believes strongly that “trust and a strong therapeutic alliance are of upmost importance in the healing process.”

 

Claudette has two graduate degrees – a Master of Education (UBC) in Administration with a focus on Distributive Leadership and a Master of Art’s (YU) in Counselling Psychology. Having navigated through many difficult conversations as a consultant and facilitator with parents, staff and student, topics have included:

  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Child Behavior
  • Education / Career & School Issues
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)

 

From a lifespan and development perspective, she has also worked with client concerns that have included:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Cross Cultural Counselling
  • Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Female Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Partner Support of Trauma Survivors
  • LGBTQ – Gender and Sexuality Concerns
  • Relationship issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Palliative Care
  • Midlife Issues
  • Senior Issues

 

Claudette knows people. Prior to her work in education sector, she spent an extensive amount of time in India studying yoga and meditation. Throughout life, some of her clients have been her greatest teachers and is indebted to them for the growth they share. She truly believes in the collaborative change making experience of “talk therapy,” and the impact it has on healing, wellbeing, and life progress. She believes that understanding and relating to diverse groups of people are fundamental to fostering a dynamic therapeutic relationship; and believes that people have the capacity to navigate through difficult times in their life and connect with a hopeful future.

 

If you’re needing help, support, and insight in addressing life challenges, then you’re not alone.

Email now for the kind of support you deserve.

WORK

  • Retired French Immersion School Principal

 

ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE

  • French

 

EDUCATION

  • Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC)
  • MA Counselling Psychology, Yorkville University
  • Health Initiative for Men (HIM)
  • M.Ed. Administration & Leadership, University of British Columbia
  • B.Ed. French Education, University of British Columbia
  • BA Jazz Studies/Liberal Arts, Vancouver Island University

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
  • Anger Management Issues
  • Anxiety and/or Panic
  • Burnout
  • Couples Counselling
  • Cross Cultural Issues
  • Cross Cultural Relationships
  • Depression
  • Grief and Loss
  • Infidelity
  • Intimacy Issues
  • LGBTQ+ Issues
  • LGBTQ+ Relationships
  • Life Transitions
  • Marriage Counselling
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Self-Esteem Issues
  • Sexual Assault
  • Sex and Gender Identity Concerns
  • Sex Therapy
  • Suicide Ideation / Survivor

 

APPROACHES USED

  • Adlerian Depth Social Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Gottman Method Couples Therapy
  • Meditation
  • Solution Focused

ABOUT

Claudette’s emphasis is on helping individuals and families understand themselves better so that they can live more fully and with greater meaning in life.

  • Parent Child Relationships
  • Psychopathologies – ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, etc.
  • Trauma – Male and Female Survivors of Sexual Abuse

 

From a positive Adlerian Psychotherapy approach coupled with 18 years experience as an Administrator of two large French Immersion Schools, and 25 years in the hospitality business, she is capable of working with individuals, relationships, and families on a variety of child and adult lifespan concerns with motivation, care, and respect. From an ally’s perspective to individual growth, she believes strongly that “trust and a strong therapeutic alliance are of upmost importance in the healing process.”

 

Claudette has two graduate degrees – a Master of Education (UBC) in Administration with a focus on Distributive Leadership and a Master of Art’s (YU) in Counselling Psychology. Having navigated through many difficult conversations as a consultant and facilitator with parents, staff and student, topics have included:

  • ADHD
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Child Behavior
  • Education / Career & School Issues
  • Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (SOGI)

 

From a lifespan and development perspective, she has also worked with client concerns that have included:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Cross Cultural Counselling
  • Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Female Survivors of Sexual Abuse
  • Partner Support of Trauma Survivors
  • LGBTQ – Gender and Sexuality Concerns
  • Relationship issues
  • Life Transitions
  • Palliative Care
  • Midlife Issues
  • Senior Issues

 

Claudette knows people. Prior to her work in education sector, she spent an extensive amount of time in India studying yoga and meditation. Throughout life, some of her clients have been her greatest teachers and is indebted to them for the growth they share. She truly believes in the collaborative change making experience of “talk therapy,” and the impact it has on healing, wellbeing, and life progress. She believes that understanding and relating to diverse groups of people are fundamental to fostering a dynamic therapeutic relationship; and believes that people have the capacity to navigate through difficult times in their life and connect with a hopeful future.

 

If you’re needing help, support, and insight in addressing life challenges, then you’re not alone.

Email now for the kind of support you deserve.