Fees and Policies

Sessions, Fees

There is a free phone consultation to determine whether we can proceed with counselling. Except for the initial consultation, counselling sessions are 50 minutes in length. Clients are expected to arrive on time as scheduled, and the billing period begins at the scheduled time, even if the client arrives late. Each session is $80.00 (plus GST) Payment is required immediately following each session and can be made by cash or cheque payable to: Veritas Counseling Solutions. In the event you are unable to attend your appointment, a 24-hour notice is required. Failure to provide notice may result in payment of the cancellation fee, which is half the session fee. Of course, consideration is taken for unexpected emergencies or sickness.

Insurance

The counselling I offer is quite focused and time-limited, usually lasting not more than 8 sessions. If you have insurance through your employer or Employees Assistance Plan (EAP), you will need to investigate if it covers “Professional Counseling or Psychotherapy Services,” and the number of sessions covered under your plan. I am happy to provide a letter and/or receipt as needed for the services rendered, so that you may be reimbursed directly from your insurance company.

Confidentiality

I value your right to confidentiality which means that anything you say will be kept confidential with the following exceptions:

  1. You authorize me by signing a “Release Form” to provide or gain relevant information to someone else such as your doctor;
  2. There is a likelihood that a child, developmentally disabled person or dependent adult (elderly) is being abused;
  3. If I determine you are a danger to yourself or others;
  4. I am ordered by a court, i.e. a court subpoena, to disclose information about you.