The basis to our approach to counselling is client oriented. You are the expert in YOU. The counsellor is just an observer walking alongside. Rather than looking at this as a relationship between a professional and layman, we prefer to view it in terms of a collaborative partnership. Two people working together to restore what was lost.
We draw from a number of theoretical frameworks in order to best suit the current needs of each individual client. Some of these theories we draw from include attachment theory, object relations, and existentialism.
Some of the tools we may or may not use include but are not limited to gestalt therapy, play therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral therapy (CBT), and Observed and Experiential Integration (OEI).
Counselling for all walks of life
Although trauma can be frightening, it doesn’t have to be. It’s easy to believe that it’s a hopeless situation, however help is available. At Phoenix Soars, we understand the delicate nature of working with people who have experienced traumatic events. Using innovative process therapies interspersed with lighthearted humour, we allow you to heal in a safe and gentle manner.
Phobias shouldn’t be something that stops you from living! But more often than not, phobias can cripple us and prevent us from fully enjoying all life has to offer. We have a unique approach to working with Phobias at Phoenix Soars: using a special virtual reality kit! This modern technology paired with traditional process therapies allows us to provide you with a highly-effective way of overcoming those fears – so you can experience your dreams as they were meant to be!
The secret of freedom is courage.”
Relationships and Parenting
While raising children can be rewarding, it can also be one of the greatest challenges. Dealing with relationship difficulties, miscommunication and hurt feelings can make these challenges seem all the more difficult. At Phoenix soars, we specialize in all kinds of relationships. Our non-biased approach is designed to help you navigate the intricacies of nurturing these relationships, whether it is with your child, spouse, a co-worker or a family member.
Addictions and Mental Health
Just as mental health does not discriminate, nor do we. Whether you find yourself struggling to maintain a work/life balance or battling with depression, we are here to help. Our counsellors are sensitively trained to meet you where you are; their expertise ensures that you not only find this journey more comfortable than you anticipated, but perhaps you may even find yourself sharing a laugh (or two!)
Our current fee is $130.00 (+ GST) per 50 minute session.
These fees cover the costs of the session, phone calls, handouts, research and preparation time, continuing professional education, clinical consultation to guide counselling practice, professional certification, and other operating costs.
- Payment is expected at the beginning of the session in cash, personal cheque or credit card.
- Some extended health plans and insurance plans will pay for part or all of your counselling services. If you plan to use extended health care benefits, please be sure to check that counselling by a Canadian Certified Counselor/CCC is covered by your benefits plan prior to booking. we do not bill insurance plans directly, however a receipt will be provided each session, if requested.
- We ask that you give 24-hours notice if you are cancelling an appointment. If we receive less than 24-hours notice you will be responsible for the full fee, payable before the next session.
- Additional options are available for students and those with financial constraints