During the initial session we explore the issue(s) that have brought you to counselling. We will set goals together based on what you see the challenges to be and how you envision change towards healthy living in your life. We engage in talk therapy and possible complementary strategies within your comfort level and ability.
Sessions are 55 minutes in length.
Talk therapy is the traditional therapy used in counselling. It involves exploring issues and solutions through discussion between the therapist and client. Complementary strategies may include visualization, meditation practices, yoga and techniques that involve unblocking personal and physical energy. Any of these practices will be used to the comfort, willingness and ability of the client.
Wellness counselling is fee-for-service. While it is not covered by OHIP, some insurance plans and a number of workplaces do cover the cost of individual counselling by a registered social worker. Please consult your employee benefits package.
Presentations, workshops, groups, and retreats may include any or all of the following: didactic talk, educational materials, experiential activities, meditation, yoga. Individual requests will be customized for your group.
Workshops/ retreats and groups fees vary. Please contact Valerie to discuss cost.
Please contact Valerie to discuss your individual or group needs.
Talks and presentations, organizational support, individual counselling, mindfulness and meditation, teaching, workshops and retreats