Frequently Asked Questions
Is what I tell you confidential?
What is discussed between a therapist and client is strictly confidential. There are, however, a few exceptions.
Known or suspected harm to a child or older adult
When a client has expressed a plan to harm themselves or someone else
If counselling records are subpoenaed by the court
This can be clarified at any time and is reintroduced before the start of therapy.
What are your fees?
Coaching and Counselling sessions are currently $135 per 60-minute session. Workshop pricing differs depending on your needs. Please inquire for more information. Sliding scale options may be available on a case by case basis.
What guides your practice as a therapist?
My practice is guided by the following principles:
Non-judgment - the idea that there is no right or wrong, the merits of our decisions are based on the impact they have on us and those around us,
All people are worthy of respect and support, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, race, age, religion, relationship and family status. These factors should pose no barrier to the therapeutic process.
Everybody is capable of change; readiness is unique to each individual
Understanding is the foundation for long-term change. Understanding comes first before strategies and plans can be implemented.
What are your counselling credentials?
I have a Professional Counsellor Diploma from Rhodes Wellness College and I'm registered with the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association as a Registered Professional Counsellor (RPC). This means that I have a supervisor whom I meet with to ensure I am providing the highest level of care for my clients.
Will my extended health benefits cover counselling?
That will depend on your benefit plan. Some employee benefit plans cover Registered Professional Counsellors. Check with your HR department or extended health carrier to be sure; it’s also good to know what your yearly maximum is so that you can plan accordingly.
Still have questions? Get in touch for more information.