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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule an appointment? The easiest way to book an appointment is by clicking HERE and emailing me your preferred session time. I will get back to you as soon as possible to confirm your booking or suggest an alternate time. You can also book a free, 15-minute consultation before booking a full session.

Should I book a consultation? The relationship is important to the effectiveness of counselling, so I think it's important that you have an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about my approach to counselling, beliefs about change, and what therapy might look like, to see whether working together feels like a good fit for you. A consultation is not therapy, but rather it serves as an opportunity for you to share your hopes and goals for coming to therapy. If you are in crisis and in need of immediate support, please call the crisis line 1-800-784-2433 or if you are unable to keep yourself safe please call 9-1-1 immediately.

How many sessions will I need? Therapy sessions are typically 50 minutes long and take place once per week. Some issues can be resolved in a relatively short time frame (6-8 weeks) while others which are more complex or persistent may require work over a longer period.

Is counselling confidential? Yes. In BC, your privacy is protected under the Personal Information and Privacy Act, under which therapists are legally and ethically bound to protect your confidentiality. There are however limits to confidentiality: if I believe you are at imminent risk of harming yourself or others; if I believe that a child 18 years or younger or a vulnerable adult is being, or is at risk of being, harmed; or if my records are subpoenaed in a court of law.

Can you give me updates on how counselling is going with my teenager? Yes, so long as the client consents to me sharing that information with you. I have a legal and ethical obligation to maintain the privacy of my clients, including those who are 18 years and under, regardless who is paying for the service. Furthermore, even when the client has given consent for me to share information, they maintain the right to withdraw that consent at any point during the counselling process.