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How can I be referred to you?

Some people are referred to counselling by a health care practitioner such as a doctor or a massage therapist, but you are welcome to self refer if you feel counselling would be helpful.

Is what we talk about private?

Confidentiality is important in counselling so that you know that you have a space to talk where you know that it will be kept private. There are some instances where I will need to break confidentiality. These are: if you are at risk of harming yourself or someone else, in cases where a child or an elder abuse, or if my files are subpoenaed in a court case.

When can counselling be helpful?

We all have periods in our lives where we could use some help sorting things out. Whether it is a current overwhelming crisis, an old ‘stuck’ place, or the urge to grow, sometimes we need someone who has the skills to help us move through difficult places.

How long does counselling take?

The time that counselling requires can vary for each person depending on what they are dealing with. Some people find that they experience some relief after one or two sessions while other people dealing with more complex issues can find that longer term counselling is necessary. People may find that they may come to counselling for a period of time, take a break, and then come back some time in the future when they have something new to explore.

What is your cancellation policy?

I require 24 hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment.

What professional body are you associated with?

I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.