Is it difficult for you to attend individual counselling sessions in person?
Do you travel a lot as part of your job or lifestyle?
Do you live outside of the Comox Valley, BC area?
If you answered yes to any of the above, telephone counselling may be for you. I offer a convenient alternative to face-to-face counselling sessions. For the past few years, I have offered telephone counselling to my clients who travel for work and other purposes. This allows those individuals to continue therapy or coaching with me without interruption. Progress can continue without delay.
Phone counselling is a growing field. Reports from satisfied clients and research show that it can be as effective as in-person counselling.
I offer phone counselling for individuals only, and for adults only (aged 19 and older). Couples and families may access in-person counselling with me. Please see SERVICES page for the types of problems and challenges I work with.
Phone counselling, is NOT APPROPRIATE for everybody. I do not offer immediate crisis counselling by phone. Also, my phone services are not available if you are experiencing or have experienced any of the following symptoms or issues:
- If you feel suicidal, homicidal, or have thoughts of wanting to hurt yourself or someone else. If you are experiencing other types of emotional crises and need immediate help. Instead, call 911, the 24-hour emergency crisis line in your area (BC, Canada: 1-888-494-3888), or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
- If you are experiencing psychotic symptoms (hallucinations, delusions, disorganized thinking).
- If you are addicted to drugs or alcohol and are currently using the substances.
- If you have been diagnosed or may have a psychiatric illness, such as schizophrenia.
For help with these issues, please contact your doctor, the community mental health services in your area, or other crisis or support services in your area.
Fees and Sessions
50-minute counselling or coaching session is $120 plus GST. Fees are non-refundable. 24-hour notice of cancellations is appreciated. Fees are payable no later than 48 hours prior to your scheduled session Pacific Time. Email money transfer is accepted only. At time of booking security question and password will be provided by me.
Sessions are 50 minutes in length unless otherwise agreed upon between us prior to the session. Sessions are booked with me by telephone. Your scheduled session is confirmed only when payment is received in full by me. I will call you at your scheduled time at the phone number provided by you.
Services are CONFIDENTIAL in accordance with BCACC professional ethics.
I comply with the requirements of the Personal Information and Protection of Privacy Act (PIPPA).