Questions I Am Frequently Asked

What happens during the first session?
What kinds of issues, problems or concerns can you help with?
How long does counselling take?
How much does counselling cost?
Does BC Medical Services Plan or extended health benefit insurance cover the cost of counselling?
What if I need to cancel or change my appointment time?

 

Q. What happens during the first session?

A. The first session we will explore what you consider to be the identified problem and how it is impacting your life. I’m also interested in what changes you want to achieve. I find it helpful to hear about what you have tried that didn’t work for you and what you consider to be the challenges that prevent you from reaching your goals.

Your first session provides us with the opportunity to confirm that my approach is a ‘fit’ for you. An important component of therapy for many clients is the ability to feel safe, respected and understood by the therapist. After gathering some basic information from you that informs me about your identified issue from a holistic perspective, we develop a treatment plan exploring the best way for you to move forward to accomplish your desired changes.

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Q. What kinds of issues, problems or concerns can you help with?

A. My areas of expertise are complex trauma and/or post-traumatic stress disorder and addictions. These areas of specialty include, though are not limited to the following issues/experiences:

  • sexual, physical and emotional abuse
  • trauma resulting from illness, accident or loss
  • depression
  • anxiety and panic attacks
  • unhealthy boundaries
  • unhealthy relationships
  • unresolved grief and loss
  • substance abuse
  • disordered eating
  • problem gambling

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Q. How long does counselling take?

A. The length of time counselling takes varies with each individual and is dependent on your specific needs and identified goals. Some clients have found that attending only a few sessions provided them with sufficient increased awareness and shift in perspective of their issue to move forward on their own. Whereas others have found they were faced with more challenging life long and sometimes even debilitating beliefs and/or experiences that required much longer term support and/or skill development.

Some clients have attended weekly or even twice weekly when they felt the consistent support was necessary while others may continue with a ‘tune up’ session every two to three weeks or once a month as they feel the need.

Together we will create a schedule that works for you and supports you to reach your desired goals.

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Q. How much does counselling cost?

A. My rate for a 60 minute individual session is $125 (includes GST). Fees are payable by cash, debit or major credit card due at time of your appointment. I offer a limited number of sliding scale sessions for those with financial challenges or limited incomes. Please speak with me directly in this regard.

I am an approved service provider for BC Crime Victim Assistance Program.

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Q. Does BC Medical Services Plan or extended health benefit insurance cover the cost of counselling?

A. Counsellor services are not covered by BC Medical Services Plan. For those clients who have extended health benefit plan coverage, i.e. Pacific Blue Cross, Sun Life, Great West Life or EAP insurance; plans vary so I encourage you check with your individual insurance provider to confirm they reimburse the services of a Registered Professional Counsellor.

Fees for counselling are payable by you at time of the session and you will be provided with a receipt you can remit to your benefit plan provider. Should you have any concerns or require clarification or support in this regard please speak with me directly.

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Q. What if I need to cancel or change my appointment time?

A. Your appointment time is reserved specifically for you. You are required to provide twenty-four (24) hours’ notice to cancel or change your scheduled appointment time in order to prevent being charged for the session.

 

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