Initial Counselling Session
During our first session we will work at building trust and rapport – my nature is open, warm and understanding. We will look at your presenting issues as well as your background and together set goals for therapy. We’ll outline a road map for us to get there as efficiently and effectively as possible.
In our counselling relationship I will help you uncover reasons for your behavior, resolve trauma, depression, anxiety, stop addictions and eating disorders by helping you find positive motivation to change.
Length of Therapy Sessions
Counselling Sessions are normally 50 minutes. An extended 80-minute EMDR therapy session is also available. Initial couples therapy sessions are 80 minutes.
Duration of Therapy
The duration of therapy for individuals and couples varies depending on your situation, including the seriousness of issues being addressed; your needs, wants and goals; as well as the amount of time and effort you put into change outside of therapy hours. In my experience, significant progress can be made in therapy within a short time if you are committed to the process.
Individual counselling is ideal if you are struggling with trauma, substance abuse, eating disorders, depression or anxiety. With over 20 years’ experience as a counsellor, I can help you heal from all of these issues.
If you are experiencing problems in your relationship, I can help you and your partner develop more intimacy and better communication. As your couple’s therapist, I will give you tools to mature your relationship into one that includes two healthy, mutually interdependent adults, rather than getting stuck in a pattern of avoiding conflict or fighting too much. In marriage therapy I will help you make your relationship satisfying and stimulating.
I provide telephone therapy when appropriate. Phone therapy can be beneficial in several situations. For instance:
- You are not well enough to leave your home.
- You have done therapy with me in person and have now moved from Vancouver.
- You have other life commitments that are bargaining for your time.
- You don’t like traveling to a downtown Vancouver office.
- You prefer to work with a counsellor on the phone.
Insurance Coverage for Counselling
Some extended health care plans cover counselling services if you see a Licensed Marriage, Family and Child Therapist such as myself. If you have an employer and are not sure about coverage for counselling, your human resources department may have information about your health plans.
I would also be happy to assist you with your insurance policy. Some companies will cover my counselling services when they are supervised by a Registered Psychologist. I work with a Psychologist who supervises my therapy.
Counselling Office Location
Suite #830 – 470 Granville St.
|Monday – Tuesday||Wednesday||Thursday||Friday|
|8:00 – 6:30||Closed||1:30 – 6:30||11:30 – 6:30|
$165 (includes GST) per 50 minute session for individuals
$185 (includes GST) per 50 minute session for families, couples and legal cases
Typically I see clients on a weekly basis. Depending on your needs and goals, we may decide on more or less frequent sessions.
I accept cash, checks, Visa or Mastercard. My assistant will email you the receipt if required.
Contact me today for a free initial consultation or to book a session. You can reach me via telephone in Vancouver, BC at 604.733.7428 or via email at email@example.com. I look forward to hearing from you.