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Counselling Contract

Welcome to Turning Tides Life Coaching and Counselling. Please take a moment to review this contract. If you have any questions please be sure to ask your counsellor.

Services Provided:

Individual, Relationship, Walk and Talk and Family therapy We are committed to helping you obtain the potential benefits of counseling/coaching. This service will involve establishing and regularly reviewing your goals and progress together with you. We encourage your active involvement, including questions and ongoing dialogue with us about your experience of these services.

 

Benefits:

These may include a better understanding of your life experiences, emotions, goals, and values, leading to personal growth, enhanced relationships, and an improved ability to cope with stress.

 

Risks:

Counseling/Coaching may bring up a number of strong or unexpected emotions for you and difficult memories. It may also result in different ways of relating to others. These changes are typically worked through as part of the therapeutic process. There is no guarantee that counseling or a particular therapeutic method will be appropriate and beneficial for all people. If this is the case for you we will discuss alternatives and do our best to facilitate a suitable referral.

 

Electronic Communication:

Please be aware that email communications are inherently insecure. Do not use email to communicate urgent, clinically sensitive or confidential information as security and responsiveness cannot be guaranteed. By using email to communicate, you agree to these inherent risks. Electronic communication will become a part of your clinical file.

 

Policies Regarding Appointments:

The optimal number of sessions for most people is once per week. Sessions will typically last 60 minutes. If at any time you think you need more or fewer appointments, please let your counsellor know. If you are unable to keep a scheduled appointment, kindly notify your therapist as soon as possible, no later than 1 business day/24 hours before the appointment. Otherwise you will be charged the regular session rate.

 

Fees:

Regular rates for sessions, $130 per hour for one session. Longer term packages vary in price: 4 sessions for $125 each, 8 session for $120 each.  These fees will apply unless otherwise agreed upon or discussed eg. pro bono or sliding scale sessions. Periodically, our fees can increase due to inflation and cost of living, you will be notified well in advance. Services provided outside of regularly scheduled appointments such as report writing, preparation of records or treatment summaries, extended phone consultations, and the time spent performing any other service you may request of me are prorated. In the unusual circumstance that you are involved in a legal proceeding that requires my participation, you will be expected to pay for all of my professional time, including preparation and transportation costs, even if I am called to testify by another party. Because of the complexity and difficulty of legal involvement I charge a separate legal fee.

 

Professional Regulation:

All coaching and counselling is being conducted in accordance, and only in accordance, with BC legislation and that any and all disputes can only be filed, mediated and judged in B.C. Canada regardless of where a client is located themselves.

 

All Turning Tides Counsellors supervisors are registered under a professional regulatory body and governed by their association's code of conduct. If you believe the services you receive are unprofessional or unethical, you have the right to contact the appropriate licencing body:

Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada:

Suite 200 - 1892 West BroadwayVancouver BC V6J 1Y9

Toll Free: 1-844-369-ACCT(2228)

Business Hours: Monday through Thursday (8:00am - 1:00 pm PST)

Thank you

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