I offer one-hour appointments throughout the week, including evenings and weekends. My hourly rate is $120, which follows the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors guidelines (link). I also offer an initial half-hour consultation (in person or by phone) for free. If you are a lower-income family and cost is an issue, please feel free to bring this up.
I work with all age groups, and I see individuals, couples and families. I commonly see clients with the following concerns: anxiety, depression, addictions, self-harm issues, crisis intervention, work-related problems, stress management, self-esteem issues, and children with special needs. My work also focuses on relationship, parenting and separation or divorce issues.
My approach to counselling is eclectic, client-centred, and solutions-focused. I also employ some cognitive behavioural strategies. I always try to tailor my approach to a client’s needs, and counselling sessions will most often be led by the client in terms of what he or she wants to work on. My primary goal is to be able to directly help the client deal with their problems or concerns.