Offering sessions in person and by secure video conference.
Rates per session are $140.00 plus GST based on the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors schedule of fees. Sessions are typically 50 minutes however longer sessions are available upon request for an additional fee.
A select number of sliding scale appointments may be available based on financial need and availability. Please contact me for further information.
Fees are payable at each session by cash, cheque, e-transfer, or credit card.
I am a service provider for the Crime Victim Assistance Program. If you or your teen has been a victim of crime you may be eligible for counselling through this program. Note that CVAP reimburses for a portion of the fee ($80.00 per session) with the remainder payable by the client.
Contact VictimLink BC at 604-875-0885 or email VictimLinkBC@bc211.ca to see if you are eligible and to get assistance with the application process.
Counselling is a very individual process that can vary a great deal depending on client’s preferences, the goals for counselling, the counsellor, and their approach.
Typically, we would briefly speak on the phone to answer any questions you might have, schedule an appointment, and to get a sense of what brings you to counselling to ensure my services are a good match for you. If I am not able to help you I will strive to connect you to another counsellor or resource. I’m also pleased to have this initial communication by email if that is more convenient for you. A complementary 15 minute consultation is also available.
During our first session we will discuss confidentiality and limitations to confidentiality (such as cases when harm to a child or other immediate safety concerns are disclosed).
If you are seeking counselling for your teen an initial session with only parents attending may be useful depending on the age of the teen and history.
Beyond those basics what counselling looks like for you is collaborative and flexible.