Counselling/Psychotherapy

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The Right Fit!

Making the decision to seek therapy and support is difficult. It is important to find a therapist who feels like the “right fit” when taking the courageous step to open up about yourself.

We seek preventative support in many areas of our life: medical check-ups, eye exams and dental check-ups.  Alison believes that an emotional wellness check-up is essential to living a balanced and fulfilling life.  An Emotional Health Check-Up appointment will help you clarify your values, conflicts and emotions in order to help you set goals for yourself.  Ongoing support can help you gain valuable tools to work on these goals between appointments and achieve success, often after just one or two sessions!

Whether you are seeking psychotherapy on the recommendation of your physician or you are just following your gut feeling that things “just aren’t right”, working with Alison can help you learn techniques for managing your emotions and symptoms.  Alison believes in a holistic approach to therapy, examining mind, body and spirit.  In consultation with your physician, she can help you decide if medication is right for you, and how psychotherapy can eliminate the need for medication or compliment it.

Whether you are seeking couple’s therapy or are struggling with dating and relationships, therapy can help you improve your communication skills, open up difficult conversations and help you develop skills to build positive, supportive and long-lasting relationships.  Traditionally, people have sought therapy when they feel that their relationship is on the verge of break-up.  Why not consider coming to therapy to help you identify the strengths in your relationship as well as to work on the challenges that face you before it’s too late? 

Alison presents corporate training and workshops on a variety of topics including stress, motivation, self-care, communication skills, managing lifespan changes and emotional wellbeing. 

Counselling in a group setting can be beneficial to foster connections and help us understand that our struggles are shared and are “normal”.  Alison works with groups both in-person and through her private, secure video counselling platform in order to facilitate a supportive environment which fosters effective communication, meaningful connections, sharing and change.

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WHAT TO EXPECT?

We want to make your visit with us the most comfortable we can, so we’ve provided some information about what to expect from your counselling experience.

Making the decision to seek therapy and support is difficult. It is important to find a therapist who feels like the “right fit” when taking the courageous step to open up about yourself.  Therapists utilize different communication and treatment strategies, and in fact, no two therapists are alike.  Alison is available to discuss your needs in a free telephone or email consultation where you can discuss in more depth specific questions you might have and she can outline in more detail how you will work togetherShe will listen to your needs and determine treatment strategies that meet these needs and help increase your motivation to address your issues and make positive changes.

In-Office Counselling Services: Sessions take place in person in Alison’s office, which is located within a medical practice.  This setting offers discretion and privacy in a comfortable office space.  It is centrally located with free parking and accessibility.

Telephone Counselling Services: If there are mobility issues or other obstacles to face-to-face meeting, telephone counselling can be arranged.

Skype Counselling Services: Sessions can be conducted via Skype where distance or mobility is a factor.

Alison’s services are often covered under extended health care benefit plans with a yearly amount allocated to counselling. Counselling services are also claimable as a medical expense on your income tax. Please check with your extended health care provider to determine if my services are covered and how much is available to you. 

Many people choose to seek counselling support and pay out of pocket.  Most agree that they see the expense as an investment in themselves which ultimately serves to improve quality of life and work toward providing clarity on values and goals.  Packaging sessions is also available to provide a more affordable option.

Alison’s rate follows the professional fee guidelines for MSW’s established by the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW).

It is understandable that cost is an important factor for most people and determining the length of time that you will be in counselling is a consideration. Depending on the issue you are seeking therapy for, change can take place in a short-term period ranging from four to twelve sessions. To address concerns that have a deeper root and that have been with you for a prolonged period, longer term therapy may be indicated. The timing and duration of our work together is ultimately in your hands.  Alison will work with you to ensure you’re your intervention meets your needs.  Where affordability is an issue, Alison is willing to provide homework activities that can be completed outside of the therapy sessions so that appointments can be scheduled at less frequent intervals.

The duration of each session is typically 50 minutes, unless otherwise scheduled.

Support & Solutions

Alison’s support covers a wide range of issues including:

  • Relationship Counselling
  • Communication and Conflict
  • Changes in Life Stages/Circumstances
  • Stress Management
  • Self-esteem and Negative Thinking
  • Worry and Anxiety
  • Depression and Loneliness
  • Personal, Education and Career Coaching
  • Couple and Family Issues
  • Parenting Challenges

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