Rates

Just as we all need access to healthcare, I believe counselling and life coaching needs to be accessible to all. Help is of no use if it is out of reach. For this reason I am committed to keeping my rates as affordable as possible. I work from my private office in central Nanaimo BC. Many insurance providers will also cover some of the costs of Counselling.

Click General Rates below for current fees.

General Rates

Individual
60 mins – $99 + GST

Couples/ Marriage Counselling
60 mins – $110 + GST

Artists and Musicians Rates

To not do what you love, makes for a very boring life. That is very much an understatement! It actually makes for a sad and unhappy life.

I am passionate about the importance of doing what you love. In the words of the late Alan Watts in the video below;

“..if you say that getting the money is the most important thing, you will spend your life completely wasting your time. You will be doing things you don’t like doing, in order to go on living, that is to go on living doing things you don’t like doing. Which is stupid! Better to have a short life that is full of things of you like doing than a long life spent in a miserable way.”

A lot of my clients are actors, musicians, dancers and entrepreneurs. They are following their passions in life. It is not always easy and oftentimes it can come with many challenges.

In my experience people in the creative field of work often face:

  • working alone and in isolation
  • having to be their own manager and only motivator
  • putting in hours upon hours of work with little pay off
  • difficulties setting priorities, getting organized and time management
  • challenges achieving goals
  • criticism from peers, the industry, society and family
  • self doubt
  • damaged self confidence
  • being an introvert in an extroverted environment
  • fear of putting themselves out there, networking and approaching people
  • Communication issues or conflict within teams, bands and their own personal relationships
  • Being away from family and loved ones for long periods of time

It is true there are other careers that encounter some of the same challenges but one big thing that separates you from the rest is the financial sacrifice often made in pursuit of your dreams. Many of the above challenges could be overcome or helped if everyone had access to supportive services.

In my support of your courage and passion to do what you love, I offer Counselling and Life Coaching on a sliding scale.

I also offer exclusive member rates to the following associations:

Music BC Industry Association (Music BC)  musicbc.org
Canadian Alliance of Dance Artists/BC Chapter (CADA) cadabc.org
Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance (GVPTA) gvpta.ca

If you are a member of any of the above associations, please visit the associations website or call me directly for information on the exclusive rates available.

Referrals

For many people, including myself, deciding to see a counsellor can be quite daunting. This is especially the case when you are trying to choose a counsellor from an encyclopedia of Counsellors websites. For this reason, I have found that people feel a lot more at ease coming to a counsellor who has been recommended to them by someone they know. In support of removing the stigma attached to seeking help, I offer referral discounts to my existing clients. When we share our experiences with the world, we are inviting others to do the same.

Methods of payment

I accept cash, cheques, Visa, Mastercard and e-transfer. Payment is made at the end of each session. (Please let me know in advance if you plan to pay by credit card or e-transfer.)

Cancellation Policy

To best serve my clients, I put a considerable amount of work into preparing for appointments. Cancellations that are less than 24 hours notice therefore mean that another client could be missing out on this time and time has been taken up in preparation. For this reason unless, in the case of emergency situations, appointments that are cancelled with less than 24 hours notice will be charged 50% of the session fee. I appreciate your understanding and look forward to serving you.