Everyone has their own preferences for how they do “the work.” Whether you want to develop skills for maintaining optimum mental health, are looking to achieve greater self-insight, or are seeking to process and resolve past experiences, our counsellors can work with you to arrive where you want to be.
What counselling looks like will be different for every person, but the common thread is the level of personal security offered in the counselling relationship. The therapeutic relationship you share with your counsellor is an important one, and many people describe counselling as the first time in their life that they are able to fully open up to another person, without fear of judgment.
Over time, as rapport deepens, you’ll find yourself being able to access feelings and insights that offer the clarity needed to navigate life in a way that feels authentic and true to you. The result is that most people leave counselling having an understanding of themselves that offers opportunity to grow in ways that otherwise may not be available to us.
If you’re seeking counselling to address a specific mental health concern, we offer counselling specifically designed for adult ADHD, depression and anxiety, and trauma, including PTSD.
The connection you share with your Counsellor is the single most important factor for getting the outcomes you’re looking for. All of our Counsellors offer the opportunity to share a conversation first, for you to get a sense of whether they’re a fit for you.
Each of our Counsellors offer sessions online and in-person out of Vancouver offices. All of our Counsellors hold advanced graduate-level training and experience in counselling.
Registered Counsellors provide sessions covered by most extended benefit plans, while our Associate Counsellors offer lower-cost services that are not covered by insurance.
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You don't need a diagnosis for counselling. Indeed, you may not know what to call the problem we are experiencing, or prefer not to use psychiatric terms to describe it. That's perfectly fine — a big part of our job is to help you translate the intangible or confusing nature of problems into something more understandable.
All of our Counsellors offer either a free session, or a free consult.
Consults are an opportunity for you to share what you're experiencing with a Counsellor, and for the Counsellor to share some thoughts about how you two can work together. Consults are focused conversations that usually last about 15 minutes. Our Registered Counsellors offer free consults.
Sessions are 50 minutes long, and allow you time and space to really go in depth. Our Associate Counsellors offer a free first online session.
In your first conversation you'll talk about finding a cadence that works for you. Generally we recommend spacing sessions closer together at first, and then gradually spacing them out. But that's just one way of doing it. Depending on what you're experiencing, you and your counsellor can develop a plan that fits just right.
Our Registered Counsellors' sessions are $140 for 50 minutes ($160 for couples), and are covered by most extended benefit plans. Our Associate Counsellors' sessions are $40 for 50 minutes. You can find more information on our rates, including government coverage, on our Rates page.
We hold online sessions using an encrypted web-based platform; it doesn’t require an account or special download. When it’s time for your session, you’ll find the link in your profile, and in the reminder email.