Mathilde ToulemondeCounselling & Therapists
Bilingual clinical psychologist provides therapy in English/French. Young adults and adults. Depression, anxiety, self-esteem, cultural adjustment, mixed cultural identity, relationship issues. Trained in CBT. 75015 (La Motte Picquet)
I view counselling and therapy as a collaboration between client and therapist, working together to solve a problem and find solutions to a difficult and sometimes painful situation.
Making the first step to seek help isn’t always easy. Sometimes, we know we need a bit of help but don’t know how to ask for it. Other times, we know there’s a problem, but don’t know how to tackle it. Or, we can feel that something’s “not quite right”, but not really know what…
People come to see a therapist for many different reasons, from short-term struggles to long-standing issues that run deep.
Here are some of the issues that I work with regularly:
- Depression - mood disorders
- Stress management, feeling overwhelmed
- Anxiety - panic/anxiety attacks - phobias
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive hair pulling or skin picking
- Disordered eating
- Self esteem - low self confidence - social anxiety
- Relationship difficulties
- Pregnancy, post-partum depression and becoming a parent
- Cultural identity issues : questions surrounding mixed cultural identities, being a “Third Culture Kid”, culture shock, studying abroad, expatriation
- Questions surrounding identity, self construction, and the challenges of entering adulthood - "Who am I?", "What do I want to do with my life?"...
I adapt my work according to the issues at hand and to the person I work with. The idea is not to open pandora’s box, but to work step-by-step to find relief at the right pace.
I work in an integrative manner – in my therapeutic toolbox include tools from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), mindfulness and meditation, relaxation, psychodynamic theory, etc…
I work both in English and French.
The most important part of successful therapeutic work is finding someone with whom you feel comfortable. I work in collaboration with many therapists in the English and French speaking mental health community – in situations where I’m not specialised in the issues at hand, or if I feel that I’m not the right therapist, I can make referrals to colleagues in Paris or elsewhere. The important thing is finding the right therapist for you.