How long are sessions and how much does counselling cost?
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes in length. The additional 10 minutes of the hour are for resetting the room for the next family and making brief notes. Play therapy sessions are 35-40 minutes with a following 10-15 minute meeting with parents.
Both In-person and Telehealth sessions are $180.
For general services provided outside of scheduled appointments such as consultations with other professionals, attending school meetings or report writing, a $180 hourly rate will be charged (not including legal/court requests).
How long does counselling take? /How many session will my child need?
As most providers will say, it depends. Counselling duration is highly variable and dependent on the reason for seeking help, the type of therapy required, and the individual. Some clients will only need a few sessions, others will have a series of 15-20 sessions (typical of play therapy), and others will have ongoing session as their goals change over time. I work with clients to best meet their needs within their financial/budget allowance.
What funding sources do you accept?
Clients often use extended health benefits, Autism funding, Metis Nation Health grants, funding under Jordan’s Principle, or Variety Children’s Charity grants. If you have a funding source that you would like to use that is not listed, send me an e-mail, I am happy to work together to fill out forms!
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What if I need to cancel?
48 hours notice is kindly requested so that your appointment time can be offered to another family. Appointments that are cancelled with less than 48 hours notice will be charged the full fee. Cancellations can be made directly in the Jane app at your convenience.
I don’t live in British Columbia. Can I come to you for counselling?
Unfortunately due to variations in provincial laws clients must be located in B.C. during their counselling session.
I would like to use my extended benefits. Are you covered?
I am a Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC) registered with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). You will need to confirm with your individual insurance provider to ensure that they cover counselling provided by a Canadian Certified Counsellor. Receipts are provided at the time of payment.
Can I use Autism funding for your services?
Yes, I do accept Autism Funding. If you would like to use Autism funding for counselling service this must be pre-arranged before beginning service. Please contact me via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) to set this up.
What types of therapy do you use?
Sarah uses a variety of effective, evidence-based (well researched) therapies and techniques depending on the client’s needs, including, but not limited to:
- Cognitive-behavioural therapy
- Rogerian or Person-centered
- Sandtray therapy
- Child-Centred Play Therapy