The Counselling Experience

The First Session

Counselling sessions are typically 50 minutes in duration.  At the first counselling session you will be asked to complete an intake form that provides the therapist with pertinent information such as contact information, a brief client history and desired goals/reasons for attending counselling.

Some therapeutic work such as family therapy and family history genograms require one and a half to two hours per session.

Average Length of Treatment

The average length of treatment varies from a single one-hour session to weekly one-hour sessions over the course of several months.  Some people come to counselling with a very specific goal in mind.  They may be very aware of their personal issues, relational cycles etc. and find solutions very quickly.  Others may have a lifetime of severe trauma and effective therapy may continue weekly for up to a year or more.

The usual pattern is to begin counselling with weekly one-hour sessions and when desired change begins to occur, sessions are reduced to bi-weekly, then monthly and finally a few follow-up sessions may be scheduled. The schedule and frequency are mutually agreed upon by therapist and client.  At times, the client may disagree with the therapist about the frequency of visits and the therapist will follow what works best for the client.

Fees for Service

The standard office rate for individual, couple and family counselling is $110 (includes GST) per 50 minute session.

The rate for group counselling is $40 (includes GST) per 50 minute session.

Sliding Scale Fee *When there are available appointment openings we operate a sliding scale fee for those who are unable to pay the full rate due to financial hardship.  Current or potential clients are encouraged to discuss this with me.  In most cases, we are able to arrive at a mutually agreed upon reduced rate that will meet the needs of both client and therapist.

*Payment is due at the time of service and is payable by cheque, cash, Visa or Mastercard.   mastercard  visa

We are not able to receive payment via interac at this time.

Registered Clinical Counsellors:


Terri Czegledi, MA, MFT, RCC Caroline Bradfield, MACP, RCC Rod Chant, MSW, RSW, RCC

Telephone


250-703-1558

Office


2426 – 1B Rosewall Crescent, Courtenay, BC V9N 8R9

Email


info@comoxvalleycounselling.ca