Individual Counselling - What to Expect
Individual counselling typically involves a conversational-style interaction, with the counsellor and the client sitting facing each other at a comfortable distance. You will experience an honest encounter in which you are heard and your strengths appreciated. The process is one of mutual exploration. Sometimes, when appropriate, the counsellor may offer to draw on breathing techniques or on experiential processes, such as Mindfulness, Visual imagery, or Voice Dialogue.
As my client, you can expect to meet with a competent and experienced professional who views you as a capable human being, takes a non-judgmental stance, and abides by the code of ethics of both the Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA).
What Is a Session
A counselling or psychotherapy session is typically 90-minutes. Shorter one-hour sessions can be arranged upon request and budget constraints.
Counselling can be short, medium, or long term. Short-term counselling is typically between 6 and 20 sessions and is focused on a particular situation. Longer term counselling and psychotherapy goes deeper and can take a few months. Some people value having extra support and continue their counselling relationship on an ongoing basis.
Counselling / Psychotherapy / Voice Dialogue – $165 for a ninety minute session or $110 per hour.