My rate structure is different than most, reflecting my own philosophy towards what's reasonable in getting ongoing help.
Initial Consultation (optional)
Often folks like to check out our both counselling, and the counsellor. In order to help in this process, I offer an "Initial Consultation". The purpose is twofold: for you to "check me out" to see if we seem a good fit for working together, and for myself to get a sense of where we may be going in counselling. The flat fee for this consultation is $50.
This initial meeting isn't compulsory of course, it's offered as a way of explaining how counselling might help you with your concerns, interests, or goals.
Regular Counselling Sessions
The fees per session for regular counselling are as follows:
Session # Individual Two (or more) Persons
(1 hour) (1 1/2 hours)
1 - 6 $100 $125
7 - 20 $ 80 $100
21 (or more) $ 65 $ 80
There are a limited number of clients that I can take on a sliding scale basis. This means that if a client’s income makes the regular fees unduly challenging, we can agree to a lessor fee structure.
Fees are to be paid at the end of each session. Payments cam be made by cash, cheque, or by card (debit/credit).
Appointments with clients are usually once a week, for a "50-minute" one hour session. Couple, family, and other relational issues sometimes require longer sessions, so I usually allow an hour and a half for these.
If you get my voice mail, please leave a message and I will get back to you within one business day. I will be discreet in contacting you according to what instructions you leave.
Phone (Cell): 416 - 998 - 8506
I may also be contacted by email. In general, email is not a secure or confidential medium in the internet, so for your safety and privacy do not include any sensitive or personal information in your email.