Clinical counselling helps people improve their mental, emotional and physical health while encouraging positive relationships with self and others. The building of a trusting and comfortable relationship between client and counsellor is important, as counselling may cover topics of distress and discomfort. Therefore, questions or comments on the overall counselling process are encouraged and are invited at any time.
Absolutely. We are happy to connect with you before your first session. We are open to answering any questions you should have regarding services and to determine if one of our counsellors is the right fit for you. Motion Counselling provides a 15-minute phone consultation for clients, free of charge.
Information about counselling sessions will not be released to anyone outside of Motion Counselling without your informed, voluntary, and written consent. Exceptions to client confidentiality include the following:
During the first session, together we will review the major components of counselling (the nature of counselling, informed consent, confidentiality, rights and responsibilities, etc.). We will then explore your personal history, reasons for seeking counselling and discuss ways in which you wish your life to be different.
No, online counselling is not suitable for everyone. Online counselling is not suitable if:
Many extended health benefit plans offer coverage for counselling fees. Check with your benefits provider to see if they cover Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC). Please note that we do not offer direct billing at this time, and clients are responsible to seek reimbursement from their plan providers.
While we do not offer sliding scale counselling fees, we do have Masters Level Counselling Interns who are supervised by Registered Clinical Counsellors, and are able to offer counselling at a reduced and affordable rate.
Effective July 20th, 2020, Motion Counselling will be resuming in-office counselling sessions. We recognize that some clients may feel more comfortable (or have come to prefer) online counselling, which will continue to be an option.
Keeping clients, counsellors and their families safe are of the utmost importance to us. In order to ensure this, we ask that you please familiarize yourself with our updated office protocols: