FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
If this is your first time exploring the idea of counselling, we’ve put together a few commonly asked questions to help educate you about what counselling is and who it can benefit. If you have any questions about the process or to book your initial consultation, contact us at 604.799.8868.
Counselling offers a safe environment to explore issues that may be interfering with your life and standing in the way of your goals. This process can be intense and sometimes invites you to examine difficult topics or times in your life. The process may also lead you to experience stronger than usual emotion and offer you opportunities to try out new responses. Carey will help you prepare for these experiences in the best way possible. Counselling also helps equip people with new tools and strategies for responding to life’s difficulties and for enhancing personal wellbeing.
“Counsellor” is an unprotected title that is not formally regulated and does not require specialized training. Consequently, counsellors have a range of educational backgrounds that may or may not include a master’s or doctoral level degree.
Both Psychologists and Counsellors can work effectively with a wide range of issues. However, due to the additional training and certification, Psychologists’ fees tend to be higher than Counsellors. The services of a Registered Psychologist are GST exempt and a tax-deductible medical expense.
Source: BC Psychology Association