Individual Counselling 
$120 for 50 minutes

Initial Parent Consultation
$180 for 90 minutes

Professional Consultations (teachers, physicians)
$60 per hour  

NOTE: Fees for all counselling services are prorated for shorter appointments.

Extended Health Benefits
If you have extended health benefits often Registered Clinical Counsellor or Registered Social Worker services are included - with an annual limit. It's a good idea to review your coverage prior to scheduling a session.

Other Funding Sources
  • I am a counselling provider with the Employee Assistance Program of BCI Consulting Inc. (formerly Brown Crawshaw).
  • For children 6 years of age and older, who have received a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and who are approved for Provincial Autism Funding, counselling is an eligible expense.   
  • If you have been approved for funding under Crime Victim Assistance or ICBC, please let me know. 
NOTE: Agreements regarding payment method are required prior to providing counselling services.  
Step 1 Parents complete the Children's Information Form and Counselling Consents which are sent electronically through a privacy protected client portal accessed through OnCall Health. A link is sent with instructions on how to download OnCall Health to your smartphone or computer. If completing forms electronically is difficult, we can look at other options.

Step 2 The initial parent consultation is scheduled. During the consultation, I am able to get detailed information about your child's difficulties, his or her strengths and interests, and any stressors or circumstances that may be contributing to your child's difficulties. The initial consultation is also a time to clarify the priorities and goals of counselling and to develop an initial plan for moving forward. NOTE: Most times, children are not present for the initial consultation with the exception of older children who are requesting counselling and who are fairly self-directed.

Step 3 Your child's first session is scheduled. For most children, parents are present for the initial introduction which helps build comfort gradually. The first session is an opportunity for your child to learn about how counselling works and what to expect. I'll ask children about many of the same things I ask parents but in a way that feels fun, interesting, helpful, and relevant. My goal is that by the end of the first session, your child walks away feeling comfortable with what counselling is about, curious to know more, and more hopeful about their ability to overcome difficult things. 
Confident Parents Thriving Kids (CPTH) is a no cost parent coaching program for children with mild to moderate anxiety or mild to moderate challenging behaviour. The program is delivered through weekly phone calls for a period of 6 weeks or longer. A doctor's referral is required.

Child and Youth Mental Health (CYMH) is a no cost community mental health program that provides a range of mental health services to children and youth 0-18 years experiencing moderate to severe difficulties. The program is self-referral.

Foundry Virtual B.C. provides free online counselling, peer support, and group offerings for BC youth ages 12-24 and their caregivers. No referral is required. Any young person in the province can arrange for a same day counselling or peer support appointment.

YMCA/YWCA Y Mind Groups are a free weekly psychoeducational support group for young teens 13-18 and adults 18-30 experiencing stress, worries, and anxiety. Participants learn healthy coping skills through mindfulness and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). The program helps youth connect to other youth who are going through similar challenges in a way that feels safe and supportive. The program is designed to support youth who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety. It is funded by the Ministry of Health as an early intervention mental health program. Y Mind Groups can be accessed in most BC communities.

Wellness Together Canada (WTC) is a partnership among Stepped Care Solutions, Kids Help Phone, & Homewood Health. It is a “one-stop shop” website offering a wide range of e-mental health services and supports to children, youth, and adults. WTC is funded by Health Canada and was created as a response to the mental health needs of Canadians in the wake of COVID-19.

I offer video counselling through OnCall Health.
OnCall Health is a Canadian software company that provides a range of digital client services including video conferencing, instant messaging, appointments reminders, and intake forms. OnCall Health uses the well known Zoom videoconferencing platform. When looking at which online client services system to use, privacy protection is my highest priority as well as convenience and ease of use.

Video counselling is a great option when:
  • commuting to the counselling office is either not possible or is inconvenient
  • childcare is an issue 
  • there are no child and youth counselling specialists in your area
  • you have a reliable high speed internet connection 
  • there is a place in the home where your child can go without interruptions by siblings or others.
  • for parent appointments, disruptions during the video appointment may happen from time to time and is a reality of a busy family life! 
NOTE: For video appointments with children, parents need to be present in the home and available during the appointment.