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, online and phone counselling and therapy may be for you. I offer a convenient alternative to face-to-face counselling sessions. For the past few years, I have offered online and phone counselling and therapy 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.
Online and phone counselling and therapy is a growing field. Reports from satisfied clients and research show that it can be as effective as in-person counselling.
I offer online and phone counselling and therapy 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.
Online and phone counselling and therapy, 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.
Sessions are 50 minutes in length unless otherwise agreed upon between us prior to the session.
Services are CONFIDENTIAL in accordance with BCACC professional ethics.
I comply with the requirements of the Personal Information and Protection of Privacy Act (PIPPA).