Frequently Asked Questions
What are the letters behind your name?
I hold a Masters of Counselling Psychology: Art Therapy degree, hence the MCP-AT behind my name.
As a counselling art therapist, I am a member of these following professional associations:
RCC - Registered Clinical Counsellor of BC Association of Clinical Counsellors
CCC - Certified Canadian Counsellor of Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association
BCATR - Registered Art Therapist* of BC Art Therapy Association
Members of professional associations have met the academic, clinical competence, and professional requirements for membership, and have voluntarily committed themselves to practice according to the ethical code of conduct and best practice guidelines of their association."
* working towards!
Confidentiality & Your Rights:
All interactions with our counselling services, including scheduling of or attendance at appointments, content of your sessions, progress in counselling, and your records are confidential. No record of counselling is contained in any academic, educational, or job placement file. You may request in writing that the counselling staff release specific information about your counselling to persons you designate.
Exceptions to Confidentiality:
This general requirement for counsellors to keep all information confidential is not absolute since disclosure may be required in any of the following circumstances:
1. When there is an imminent danger to an identifiable third party or to the self;
2. When a counsellor suspects abuse or neglect of a child;
3. When a disclosure is ordered by court;
4. When a client requests disclosure, or
5. When a client files a complaint or claims professional liability by the counsellor in a lawsuit.
6. Please note: if you use the internet to contact me I am unable to guarantee confidentiality.
What are your rates?
My rates are the recommended fee schedule by BCACC.
I do have a limited number of spots available at a sliding scale rate for those who need it. I also have special rates for students. Please inquire for more information.
Do you accept insurance/extended health care?