The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.
EXPLORE AND UNDERSTAND
People seek counselling or long-term psychotherapy for a wide variety of reasons. Sometimes a crisis has arisen in your life that feels unresolvable without professional help; Or it maybe a significant events that has long since passed suddenly presents for no apparent reason. The ‘ups and downs’ of life is what brings people to a juncture where they need professional support and guidance. Talk With Me Counseling offers a safe and secure environment to explore and overcome the difficulties that life can bring your way. You maybe facing any number of life issues, including: anxiety, depression, trauma, divorce, grief and loss. Talk With Me Counselling offers you a confidential, supportive environment where you have the opportunity to discuss your concerns, clarify what would be helpful, and strengthen your ability to make the desired changes in your life.
Are you tired of struggling in your relationship? Are you and your partner having difficulty communicating? Has their been an extramarital affair? You maybe feeling exhausted, hurt or simply numb about your relationship. The Gottman method for making relationships work is an evidence-based approach to couples therapy that recognizes that to make a relationship last, couples must become better friends, learn to safely manage conflict, and create ways to support each other's hopes for the future.
As an experienced couples counsellor, Ann has completed Level 3 practicum training in the Gottman Method of Couples Therapy. It is important to recognize that intimate relationships continually face challenges and unforeseen stressors from the outside world. Day-to-day challenges can sometimes lead to misunderstandings, incorrect assumptions, and failed communication within our relationships. Intimate partners may become discouraged by their unsuccessful communication attempts. Unfortunately without the right tools, it is not uncommon for couples to continue to repeat these damaging cycles within their relationship. Couples Counselling that draws on the evidence based Gottman method for making relationships work recognizes that couples do well together when they become better friends, learn to safely manage conflict, and create ways to support each other's hopes for the future.
The initial meeting provides an opportunity to get to know each other and and develop a beginning understanding of your counselling needs. This initial meeting will set the stage for our work together. Subsequent sessions will be set-up based on the goals we create in this initial session.
$120.00 per 50 minute session (plus GST)
$180.00 per 80 minute session (plus GST)
COUPLES AND FAMILIES
$160.00 per 50 minute session (plus GST)
$220.00 per 80 minute session (plus GST)
These rates comply with the fee schedule as set out by the British Columbia Association for Clinical Counsellors (BCACC), and are to be paid in full by cash, cheque, or e-transfer at each appointment unless otherwise arranged.
I offer an “11 sessions for the price of 10” package if pre-paid. I offer a sliding scale for students and those with financial constraints.