for Your First Session
If possible, please complete the consent form and email or bring it with you.
My preferred online venue is ZOOM. You will receive a zoom invitation from me a day before the session, so please make sure to check your email.
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SEND ME YOUR CONSENT FORM BEFORE THE SESSION.
My office is in the Shelbourne / Cedar Hill area of Victoria, BC. Once you book your session, you will receive a confirmation email with explicit directions.
LENGTH OF SESSIONS
According to the guidelines of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, 1 hour consists of 50 minutes.
I accept Visa, Mastercard, Apple Pay, cash, cheque or e-transfer to be paid at the end of the session - thank you! Online sessions or package service must be paid in advance using PayPal.
One hour: 130
One hour and a half: 190
GST is included in the rates. As of January 2020, it will be added separately.
Telephone consultations, email correspondence, drafting documents etc. will be charged by the ¼ hour according to my hourly rate.
A full session fee will apply to missed or canceled appointments with less than 24 hours notice.
THIRD PARTY COVERAGE
Some employers cover counselling services provided by Registered Clinical Counsellors. Check with your workplace to verify that you are covered. I provide you with receipts with my BCACC registration number, which you submit to your employer.
The personal information you share with me is confidential, and confidentiality is always maintained. There are, however, some exceptions to my confidentiality:
1. In the event of the client’s expression of an intention to harm self or others
2. If information is evident that you are neglecting or abusing a child or an incapacitated adult.
3. In the event of subpoena issued for the appropriation of the therapist notes.
SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
Please be aware that if you choose to follow me on social media, your name or picture will be public. Sassona (Sony) Baron at Baron Counselling Teaching Winds is not responsible for your confidentiality on her Facebook or Twitter. You alone are responsible for your own confidentiality on social media sites.