FEES FOR COUNSELLING SERVICES
How Much Does a Session Cost?
Individual counselling sessions are $120 + GST for 50 minutes.
Couples counselling sessions are $125 + GST for 50 minutes.
Longer 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 of cash, cheque, or interac e-transfer. Payments must be made at the start of session if paying by interac e-transfer. All other forms of payment are due at the end of each session.
How Does Payment for Phone/Video Counselling Work?
Each phone 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 counselling, 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 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.
For more information, you can also visit: http://www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/victimservices/financial/index.htm#cvap.
Notice of 24 hours is required to cancel an 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 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.