Counselling Fees

Counselling fees range from $140.00 to $157.50 (including GST) per 50 minute session and vary across practitioners.

Each clinician has a certain number of designated spots for sliding scale. Please inquire for specific sliding scale rates and availability.

Covid 19 Protocols

As the direction from the government of BC we would like you to feel as safe and comfortable as you can, and therefore we welcome you to choose whether to wear a mask or not. We do request that if anyone has not had the vaccines to please either use video or phone.

Here are some instructions on how to join a Video Counselling Session through the “Jane” app:

1.) Login to your Jane Account. If you need a password reset email sent please let your clinician know.

2.) Once you have logged into your account, you will want to navigate to the “Upcoming Appointments” tab on the lefthand side, then click the blue “Join Call” button next to today’s appointment.

3.) On the next page, you will see a quick reminder to use the right browser and a fast internet connection for the video call. Jane and the clinic will need your consent before your video call begins. To provide it, click the “I Consent” button

4.) We recommend you use the latest stable version of Chrome or Firefox as well as a fast internet connection. If you’re having trouble with your Online Appointment, refer to this trouble shooting guide

Thank you all for your patience as we get started with Video Counselling. We think this is the best way for us to keep our community safe at this time. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Common Myths About Counselling:

Myth: I have a great support system of friends and family. Someone who does not know me, cannot help me.

Having our family and friends around provides some of the best mediators of stress and venting, however, these individuals can be biased in our favor and less able to offer different perspectives and solutions. While your therapist may not know you personally, this will work out for your benefit. Your therapist is unbiased or impartial when assisting you. All therapists hold the assumption that you know what’s best for yourself, and they are just assisting you along the way.

Myth: Only mentally unstable people, or those with serious psychiatric disorders seek out counselling / therapy.

While it’s true that therapy can help those with psychiatric disorders, seeking out a therapist does not mean you are “ill” or “crazy,” it implies that you are taking control of your own life and improving the quality of life for yourself. Counselling/therapy can benefit a wide range of situations in some one’s life such as helping with self-esteem or assertion issues, time management, adjusting to new surroundings or going through a big life changing event such as marriage or divorce.

Myth: I am very independent, I don’t want to go to counselling because the therapist will just tell me what to do and how to do it.

Your therapist is there to assist you in exploring your feelings. Once you have decided what you want to get out of therapy, your therapist will help you work towards that goal.

Myth: I am a strong person, I don’t need therapy, I can figure it out on my own. Attending therapy is a sign of weakness.

Thank you all for your patience as we get started with Video Counselling. We think this is the best way for us to keep our community safe at this time. Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions.

Frequently Asked Questions:

1. What can I expect at my first appointment?

During your first appointment information will be collected regarding your concern(s). Based on these concerns, initial goals and counselling plans will be discussed.  Clients are encouraged to ask as many questions as they would like and assess fit between themselves and the counsellor.

2. What happens with the information I discuss with my counsellor?

All information discussed with your counsellor is considered confidential and remains exclusively between counsellor and client.  There are a few specific situations where information must be disclosed, these situations will be discussed at the first appointment.

3. Do I need a referral from a doctor to see a Registered Clinical Counsellor?

No, a doctor’s referral isn’t necessary unless your insurance company requires
one for reimbursement.

4. Will my insurance company cover my therapy with a Registered Clinical Counsellor?

Some insurance companies cover therapy with a Registered Clinical Counsellor, you need to consult with your provider.

5. What are the fees?

Currently, rates start at $140 – $157.50 (inclusive of GST) per 50 minute session; however, rates are subject to change without notice.

6. How long will it take to get an appointment?

Covalent Health Consulting is currently accepting new clients and appointments can  often be scheduled within a week of contacting us.

7. How do I go about choosing a counsellor?

Here are some great resources to help you choose a counsellor and what to expect from your first session:

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