Fees for Counselling Services
How Much Does a Counselling Session Cost?
Our counselling therapists all have over 5 years of experience and have attended numerous additional trainings. Fees are reflective of education, experience, and specialization in the areas that each counsellor practices.
The Individual counselling sessions are $150 + GST.
Direct Neurofeedback is $125 + GST per half hour session. The initial assessment session is $180 + GST and is 50 minutes.
Longer counselling sessions can be arranged and will be prorated on the standard rate.
Rates are set in accordance to the BCACC Fee Schedule
Payment can be made in the form interac e-transfer before or at the start of your counselling session.
How Does Payment for Phone/Video Counselling Work?
Each phone or video counselling session must be paid at the start of the appointment time. Payment can be made by interac e-transfer.
Will My Extended Health Benefits Cover the Cost of Counselling?
While your BC Medical Services Plan will not cover the cost of of seeing a counsellor, many health benefit plans will. We recommend that you contact your extended health benefit provider to confirm that counselling services provided by a Canadian Certified Counsellor, Registered Clinical Social Worker, or a Registered Clinical Counsellor are covered.
Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP)
We are registered counsellors with the CVAP. If you or an immediate family member has been a victim of violence, or have been a target or witness of a crime, you may qualify for funding to help cover your costs of counselling. If you are not sure if you've been a victim to a crime, you may call VictimLink BC at 1-800-563-0808.
We ask that you try to give 48 hours of more to cancel your counselling appointment. Notice of 24 hours is required to cancel a counselling appointment.
Providing less than 24 hours notice to cancel your appointment will result in being charged the full session time that you missed.
Specific time is set aside for each counselling appointment. This includes time to prepare for your session, and the actual office time itself. When no notice or late notice to cancel an appointment is provided, not only does it take away a potential appointment time from others, but it also takes away preparation and research time that could have be used to help someone else.