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The bulk of the work I perform involves listening deeply to the client’s own lived experience. Empathetic reflection, clarifying, summarizing, and gently challenging potentially self-limiting beliefs in a thoughtful, informed and skilled manner. Sometimes metaphors and analogies may used to help generate new insights and role playing may be used to help bring focus to greater understanding, intention, purpose, and meaning.  

Practicing proven techniques aimed at coping and self-soothing measures to help build resilience and self empowerment as well as developing techniques aimed at better identifying, assessing and targeting meaningful personal goals, milestones and objectives. 

The transferring of knowledge of current, proven, evidence-based psychological theories and techniques to help clients understand the thought processes that can activate change in their outward behaviour that can ultimately influence the quality of their inner state of well-being. Providing an accountability influence to help clients follow through on their own work outside of session to help secure lasting change in meaningful aspects of their sense of personal self worth, their interpersonal relationships and their sense of belonging in the world at large.

Private

One to one in a confidential setting.

Duration: 50 minutes.

 

Semi-Private

Two or more clients working with Counsellor in a conditionally confidential setting. This may involve a combination of individual and joint work typically involved with conflict resolution. Conditional confidentiality means only disclosing matters to the Counsellor in an individual setting that can eventually be shared jointly. How and when it can be shared effectively is the purpose of the individual sessions and where much of the work happens.

Duration: 1.5 hours/joint session.

 

Semi-private sessions can include family members, friends, business partners, colleges/associates etc, who share a common interest in maintaining confidentiality while effectively addressing issues affecting their mutual relationship. In my practice this does not typically include specific Couples Counselling, which is a Counselling Specialty all on its own. I do work with couples who are interested in improving aspects of their personal, family business, organizational and/or community-based elements of their lives other than addressing their intimate personal relationship. I also work with people who are navigating post-separation challenges of a personal, business, organizational or community-based relationship. For two people seeking to work collaboratively on strengthening their intimate personal relationship, I can help them find a suitable Couples Counsellor.

 

Group

Three to six clients with Counsellor in a setting with agreed upon rules of operating, mutual respect and when appropriate, a clear understanding of the limits to confidentiality. Counsellor will lead one of two pre-determined session formats; 1) content-specific sessions where focused information is shared with all participants or 2) Counsellor will guide exploratory process-oriented sessions where participants are able to express their own experience and bear witness to others willing to share their lived experience.

Duration: 1.5 to 2 hours/session in length based on number of participants.

The rates charged for both Counselling and Consulting services are the same and based on a sliding-scale depending on the degree of accessibility requested.

Rates Explained

 

Standard Rate: Typically includes Same Day/Next Day service, flexible booking schedule availability, in-person, telephone or video conferencing sessions. Option of choosing of an acceptably professional private setting for in-person sessions*. Established Standard Rate clients (3+ visits) and Retainer Clients** qualify for per minute billing based on a minimum 20 minute session.

 

Discounted Rate: Typically one week/ two week wait period for service, standard business hours booking availability. In person at Counsellor’s office location or video conferencing formats. Sessions are 50 minutes in duration.

 

Base Rate: Accessibility based on availability. Video conferencing sessions only. Sessions are 50 minutes in duration.

 

Private Sessions

 

  • Standard Rate -   $180/hour

  • Discounted Rate - $120/hour

  • Base Rate - $80/hour

 

Semi-Private Sessions

 

  • Standard Rate - $270/1.5hrs

  • Discounted Rate - $180/1.5hrs

  • Base Rate - $120/1.5hrs

 

Group Sessions

 

  • Discounted Rate - $35/person/hour or $120/hour, whichever is greater

  • Base Rate - $25/person/hour or $80/hour, whichever is greater

Fees are payable upon booking appointment times.

Cancellation Policy

 

  • Full refund with 48 hours notice

  • Credit on account with 24 hours notice

  • Fees are considered earned with less than 24 hours notice of cancellation, with the exception of one extenuating circumstance, which will be considered a credit on account.​

* Suitable private locations could include client's home, office, or conference room located within 30 minutes drive of 938 Howe Street.  Further custom meeting locations can be coordinated with any additional actual costs billed to client. Time in transit beyond 30 minutes is billed at $0.50/minute. 

** $1,000 retainer held as a deposit and drawn down with client invoiced when charges for services have exceeded $500. Balance of retainer returned upon formal termination of services.

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