Mathilde Toulemonde

Counselling & 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

- Procrastination

- 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. 

If you’d like any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me by email ([email protected]) or telephone (+33 (0)6 13 91 46 12), or to visit my website (www.mathilde-toulemonde.com). 

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