FAQs and Fees

Fees

Fees are based on recommended pricing by the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). Individual sessions will be $120 + 5%GST for a 50 minute session. Couples sessions will be $145 + GST for a 50 minute session. Read below for information on extended health coverage. I am also a regsitered Counsellor with ICBC and CVAP – Crime Victim Services Program.

I accept payments made by cash or via etransfer. 

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations require a minimum of 24hours notice. Should you miss an appointment or cancel with less than 24 hours notice, you may be asked to pay for the full session time allotted. 

Frequently asked Questions

What can I expect at my first appointment?

a: Your first appointment will be an hour, where an intake will be completed. Feel free to ask any questions from your counselor and clarify any concerns you may have. The information gathered at this first appointment will help with setting the goals for counselling. 

Is everything I say in the session confidential?

a: Everything you discuss with your counselor is confidential with some important exceptions. These exceptions will be discussed in detail at your first appointment. 

Do I need a referral from my doctor to access counselling?

a: You do not need a referral from your doctor to access counselling. However some extended benefit providers may require a letter from your doctor in order to reimburse counselling expenses.  

Insurance/ Sliding Scale

Counselling visits while not covered by your medical service plan (MSP) at the moment, may be covered by some extended health benefit plans. Please check with your extended benefit plan provider to find out if you are covered for counselling. Some employee assistance programs provide for counselling as part of their benefit package; you will be able to find out more information through your employer (HR) or benefits administrator, on how many sessions you will have access to. 

Should you be eligible for counselling funding through ICBC or the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP), all payments are typically directly billed to the program.

There are limited number of sliding scale spots available. Please check for availability and rates. 

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