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EMDR Geneva Montreal, Multicultural Counselling, Trauma, PTSD, Compassion Fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, Rewind Technique

The road back to
mental health starts with compassionate counselling.

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Culturally-sensitive counselling on a wide range of issues

 

I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor and qualified EMDR therapist with broad experience in the humanitarian sector with various UN agencies and international organizations. 

Originally from Montreal, Canada, I have spent the past two decades living and working internationally in Switzerland, Jordan, the occupied Palestinian territories, Kuwait, and Türkiye. During this time, I have gained extensive exposure to the wellbeing issues of humanitarian workers and their families, as well as the unique challenges of expatriate life.

I work with adults of all backgrounds on a wide range of mental health problems including depression, anxiety and trauma-related symptoms. I have a special interest in the specific mental health issues faced by humanitarian personnel, including compassion fatigue, vicarious traumatization, secondary traumatic stress, PTSD, coping under duress, adjustment in deployment/ re-entry, chronic stress in relief settings, and burnout.   

Whether you are struggling with a long-standing issue or experiencing acute distress, you will find me to be an empathetic counsellor who will take the time to learn about your particular story to best support you. 

​​I offer counselling in English, French and Armenian.​

English-speaking therapist Geneva, Christine Merjanian Mental Health Counsellor, Therapy for Humanitarian Workers Expatriates
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Reflections on counselling
by Samuel T. Gladding

 

There is a quietness that comes

in the awareness of presenting names

and recalling places

in the history of persons

who come seeking help.

Confusion and direction are a part of the process 

where in trying to sort out tracks

that parallel into life

a person’s past is traveled.

Counselling is a complex riddle
where the mind’s lines are joined
with scrambling and precision
to make sense out of nonsense,
a tedious process
like piecing fragments of a puzzle together
until a picture is formed.

Gladding, S. T. (1978). In the midst of the puzzles and counselling journey. Personnel and Guidance Journal, 57, 148. © S.T. Gladding

Testimonials

I met Christine during the darkest time of my life. I was in the midst of misery and weakness, even unaware of how dire was the situation I was in. Christine patiently and gently led me to get out of the adverse situation, and compassionately listened to and encouraged me throughout my healing journey for the past two years. At one point, counselling with Christine was like a wake-up call for me to realize my state, and rebuild my broken self-esteem and self-worth.

I especially consider that her ample experience in both HR and counselling are her unique assets that could effectively help people who are suffering from work-related distress and trauma.

H.K. 

Seoul, KOREA

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Canadian Certified Counsellor, CCPA, Christine Merjanian
Christine Merjanian, Verified by Psychology Today
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