Frequently Asked Questions
Here are some questions that often come up:
Q: What is the ideal number of sessions?
A: This is a very individual choice depending on many factors - availability,
finances, and what is being discussed. I work with each client to
understand what the issues are and then determine goals together.
Q: Do you provide diagnoses?
A: As a Registered Clinical Counsellor, I do not provide diagnoses. For this
and any other service I don't offer, I am able to provide referrals to other
professionals who can help.
Q: How does couples counselling work?
A: The options are:
1) meet with you both together and make a plan for future meetings
with each/both of you;
2) meet individually with each of you and then go from there - possibly
meeting together if that’s what you both decide;
3) meet individually with one of you if the other does not want to meet
(this can be clarified by an email directly from each person to me).
Any of these options works for me. Whatever the case, I’d generally email both of you together to clarify and keep everyone in the loop.
Q: In couples counselling, what if I want to keep working with you, but my partner doesn't?
A: Once I have met with both members of a couple, if one member does not wish to continue, they would need to email or text me letting me know that they do not wish to continue. Then, the other member of the couple can continue or not continue if they wish.
Q: For parenting counselling, do you see the child/children also?
A: While I have experience working with children, I generally work with
parents in understanding their child or children more and learning to
connect with and support them. I can provide referrals for colleagues who
work with children and work as a team.
Q: Do you offer counselling over videoconference or phone?
A: Yes, at the moment, until further notice, all sessions are being held via
video or phone.