Starting

Starting

Free Consultation

The process starts with a free initial 30-minute consultation where we get to know each other better. It is an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and to share information about the issues that you’re struggling with.

If there is a good fit, I will outline the ways I would be able to assist you and we can proceed to book a first session.

Telephone consultations can be booked through the online booking calendar. You’re also welcome to email, phone or complete the online contact form and I will follow up with you. To arrange a consultation at the office, please email or phone me directly.

[email protected]
604 616 0040

Rates

Payments are made at the beginning or end of each session unless other arrangements have been made.

50 Minute Individual Session $120.00
50 Minute Couples Session $130.00
Letter & Report Writing $75 – $120

All rates are subject to 5% GST
Sliding scale fees are available on a limited basis.
Longer sessions are available upon request

Cancellation Policy

A full 24 hours notice is required for cancelling or rescheduling appointments. The full session fee will be charged if you are unable to provide 24 hours notice as the appointment is reserved specifically for you and the booking is not available to other clients.

Payment

Cash, Credit Card, PayPal & e-mail money transfer accepted for payment at the time of service.

Insurance

I provide all the necessary paperwork for my clients to be reimbursed by their insurance provider. The majority of my clients receive some form of reimbursement from their insurance. Please call your insurance provider to determine your coverage.

Frequently Asked Questions
 

How many sessions will it take?

The length and frequency of sessions depends on the nature of your issue, what you’re looking for and financial considerations. We collaboratively work on a plan that suits your needs.

The majority of clients come in on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to address specific issues. Clients normally come in more frequently at the beginning of therapy and then lessen the frequency as they work through their problems. This can range anywhere from 3 – 12 sessions.

There are clients who come in for long term counselling who are often struggling with more complicated concerns as well as clients who prefer short term, solution focused therapy.

What Can I expect during sessions?

Our first session together will include some assessment questions so that I can get a sense of your overall health and wellbeing. You will be encouraged to start opening up about your struggles in a safe and collaborative environment.

Following sessions are often focused on talking about your issue(s) in more depth, sharing your thoughts and feelings and learning tools and strategies that are tailored to your specific concerns. I encourage clients to provide feedback about their sessions.

Are the sessions confidential?

All sessions are kept confidential unless you provide written consent for me to share your information with a third party. There are some exceptions to this rule as required by law which are listed below:

If there is a risk of you harming yourself or others

If there is reasonable suspicion that a child (18 or under), elderly person, or vulnerable person is being abused or neglected

If there is a court order or subpoena to release clinical information

Are the sessions covered by insurance?

Receipts are issued after each session with my license information. If you have extended health benefits, then you may be able to submit receipts for reimbursement through your insurance provider. Many insurance companies in BC recognize the designation of Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), however all policies vary.

Please note that it is your responsibility to contact your extended health provider through your work or Human Resources Department to find out if you are covered to see a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and to find out how much is covered per year.

Do you accept third party referrals or coverage?

If you have coverage through a third-party agency, please contact me directly for more information as this can often be arranged. The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC), Work Safe BC (WSBC), and the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) are normally billed directly for authorized counselling treatments.