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Booking Information

Now accepting new clients for September 2024. Please call or use the online booking system to schedule a free 15-minute consult.
Respecting Diversity

I always aim to honour each person’s cultural identity, embodiment, gender identity, pronouns, sexual orientation and unique ways of being in the world.

Free Consult

I offer a one-time free 15-minute consult by phone. We can have a conversation about what you are looking for and whether my services are a good fit for you.


Rates

A one-hour session is $150. Payment is due at the end of the session by cash, cheque, debit or credit card.

Indigenous Clients

For most Indigenous clients, counselling is a fully covered mental health benefit. I am an approved mental health provider with the First Nations Health Authority If you are Indigenous, you can contact me directly and I can help you figure out which program you are eligible for and will apply for funding from FNHA on your behalf.

Crime Victim Assistance Program

I provide counselling for the Crime Victim Assistance Program. If you are a victim of a crime or a witness, you may be eligible for this counselling benefit. If you have not already approved for this benefit, I can assist with filling out the application.

Other Insurance Coverage

Many extended health plans offer coverage for counselling provided by a Registered Social Worker. Please call your insurance provider to check this out. You will be provided with a receipt to submit for reimbursement.

Sliding Scale

I offer sliding scale fees with the intention of making counselling accessible to those with limited resources. Please contact me to discuss if you have any questions about funding.


Accessibility

If you have any accessibility needs, please let me know and I will do my best to make my services accessible to you. The office building has an elevator. We have a non-gendered, private washroom available for client use.

Cancellation Policy

24 hours notice is requested to change or cancel an appointment.

Beyond Land Acknowledgement

I recognize that I live and work on the homelands of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nations and the Lekwungen peoples of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations and that I have benefited from the theft and colonization of these lands. As a small but tangible act of reparation, I make an annual contribution of 1% of the earnings from my counselling practice, divided equally between the W̱SÁNEĆ Lands Trust Society and the Reconciliation Contribution Fund for the Songhees Nation and the Esquimalt Nation.

The waiting room at The Counselling Collective in the Yates Professional Building.
Melanie's office at The Counselling Collective. Soft lighting and plants provide a calming atmosphere.

The Counselling Collective

Melanie is a part of The Counselling Collective, a group of professional counsellors with diverse, advanced skills who are engaged in trauma-informed, person-centered practice and support each other through peer supervision.

For more information:
www.thecounsellingcollective.ca
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