Online Counselling In The Comfort Of Home
VIDEO-BASED SESSIONS | REGISTERED CLINICAL COUNSELLING | BRITISH COLUMBIA
Hey, I’m Kate!
I’m here to support you through these early days of motherhood … because let’s be real, they can be insanely hard!
Maybe you found me by chance, maybe you’re here from a friend’s referral or you saw me online … but whatever path you took to get here, I’m guessing you’re wondering if counselling would be helpful for you right now.
Here’s what I know for sure:
Motherhood is hard, quite possibly the hardest transition you’ll go through. So if you’re suffering, just know that you are far from alone.
I also know that we all need support.
Our cultural push to be-all-the-things and manage everything seamlessly is so unrealistic and causes a lot of pain.
And lastly, I know that connecting through video chats can feel incredibly meaningful, therapeutic, and supportive.
The mom’s I work with tell me over and over again how incredible it is to be able to sign-in to our sessions and skip the logistical nightmare of booking and making it to an in-person session.
Sometimes, online counselling is the only way that it can work.
I’m so glad you’re here! Take a look through this page to learn more, and book a free consult and we can chat about how this might be a great fit for you.
All my best,
I Offer A FREE Consultation
Effective counselling has a lot to do with how well the client and therapist connect. This is why I am happy to offer a free consult call – this gives you a chance to ask questions and see if you’d like to work with me, and it gives me a chance to make sure I’m a good fit for you and your concerns.
There’s 2 options:
If you’d like a phone consult call then chose this option and go straight to my booking calendar to choose a time.
If you’d prefer a video-based consult call, great! Register as a client, visit the calendar page on your account and choose a time.
I primarily support women in my counselling practice, particularly relating to their transition to motherhood and the multitude of challenges that can emerge during this time and the years that follow.
These concerns might relate to:
Online counselling works similarly to in-person counselling, we just meet online:)
We can start by setting up a free consultation call – this would be a quick video or phone call to identify whether we are a good fit for one another (research shows over and over again that the counsellor-client relationship and fit is actually the most important indicator of successful counselling!).
Then if we both determine that we’d like to work together, we can make a plan, discuss how often to have sessions, etc.
Once you decide to go ahead with counselling, you’ll need to register as a client (a quick online process) and then you’ll be able to access the secure client-portal where you self-book sessions, send/receive messages from me, and that’s where our video calls take place. You don’t need to download anything.
At your session time, you just need to log in, and I’ll initiate the video call through that system. It works very well and is quite intuitive!
I offer a wide range of sessions throughout days, evenings, and weekends that you can view and self-book (no need to talk to me or juggle with my schedule). When you sign up as a client, you’ll be able to view my calendar and book an online session when it works best for you.
If you don’t see a time that works for you, just email me through the secure client-portal and let me know what time you’re hoping for and I’ll see what I can do:)
There’s also less time commitment with online counselling because you won’t have to commute to an office or sit in a waiting room. 1 hour is 1 hour only!
Not all issues are suitable for online counselling. Most importantly, I do NOT offer crisis counselling or support for urgent or highly distressing issues. If you are finding yourself distressed, need urgent support, or are suicidal please contact a crisis line, or call 911.
Online support is appropriate for most non-crisis related concerns relating to: new motherhood, parenting challenges, relationships, sense of self and identity, life transitions, anxiety, postpartum challenges, motivation, social connection, internet or technology addiction, among others.
In order to work together, I will need to assess whether your concerns are something that a) I can help you with, and b) are suitable for distance counselling support. We will have this conversation during the consult call.
I am happy to offer a 1-hour session for $105 (CAD) plus applicable taxes (For comparison, the recommended rate in British Columbia for individual therapy is $120 for a 50 minute session).
The counselling world has been rapidly growing and changing, and the profession is catching up to the digital world!
At this time, counsellors in Canada are advised to practice within their own province. While many counsellors are practicing across the country and even the globe, I have decided to only provide counselling services to BC residents in order to comply with the regulatory body recommendations.
Step 1. Book Free Consult Call
Consider whether you’d like to have a phone or video consult call. To book your phone consultation, visit my calendar and select a time that works for you. I’ll confirm the appointment, and call you at that time.
If you’d prefer a video consultation call, you’ll need to register to be a client, which then allows you to access my full counselling calendar and select a time for a video consult call. All video sessions operate with this online system.
This is a great chance for you and I to ask questions and assess whether distance counselling is the best fit for you.
Step 2. Book Your First Full Session
All clients need to register through the secure client portal before our first session (this is where our emails, video chats, assessment, forms, and scheduling take place).
So after you decide to proceed with counselling, make sure you’re registered as a client, and then go ahead and book your first video session.
Please ONLY send confidential information though the secure client portal. This includes emails, questions about counselling, etc.
If you have any questions or need some help getting started, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can. Thanks for being here, I look forward to meeting you!