Fees are as follows:
$ 125 for a 60 minute individual session/$190 for 90 minutes
$ 140 for a 60 minute couples session/$210 for 90 minutes
Discounted rates will be considered for students with proof of enrollment.
*Fees can be paid by cash or cheque, and payment is due on the day of the counselling session. Please note that we charge a fee of $20 for NSF cheques.
If you need to discuss, clarify, or bring up any issues on the phone between appointments, please feel free to do so. For any calls exceeding five minutes, you will be charged for the additional time in ¼ hour increments pro-rated on the hourly fee. In addition should any emergency arise between sessions you can call me at the number provided.
If you need to cancel an appointment, please let me know at least 24 hours before your scheduled appointment time. (This does not include Sundays. Therefore if you have a Monday appointment you will need to cancel on Saturday at the latest.) You will be charged the full session fee if you miss, reschedule or cancel your appointment with less than 24 hours notice.
Extended health coverage
Your extended health benefits may cover the cost of counselling with a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC). You will need to consult with your insurance provider to get the details.
Currently I provide individual counselling with the possibility of group therapy when enough people express an interest. Please see My Approach page for more details on the methods I use and my philosophy.
I have completed the Level 1 training in EFT – Emotion Focused Therapy for couples in addition to the couples and family counselling focus I had in my Masters degree.
Emotionally Focused Therapy was first developed at the University of British Columbia in the early 1980’s. Since then it has become widely known, and is being used successfully around the world. What makes this model so effective? EFT is based on the now well-validated premise that the quality of our attachment relationships profoundly affects our sense of wellbeing and quality of life. When our most important relationships feel insecure, distant or in conflict, it is understandable that we become emotionally distressed. We may develop coping strategies that actually further undermine our happiness, leading to a sense of “stuckness”.
EFT can help you as a couple work through these distressing emotions so you can connect with what you really feel and need. From here, I will support you in creating a healthier, more secure relationship and feeling more effective and satisfied in your personal life.
Crime Victim's Assistance Program (CVAP)
I am registered with the CRIME VICTIM'S ASSISTANCE PROGRAM, which provides free counselling to victims, their immediate family members, and witnesses dealing with the effects of violent crime in order to assist in recovery. Counselling for childhood sexual abuse is also covered for adults dealing with the longterm effects. Please check out the BC government website for details. VictimLink BC can help with the application process.
To book a session or to set up a free 10-minute phone consultation, call me at 778.321.2002.