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  What can I expect in a first Therapy session?

After reviewing the Intake and Consent forms, we can discuss the challenges that have brought you to counselling, your hopes for the process.  I'm always happy to answer any questions you have. Most sessions are 50 minutes, with the last few minutes reserved for booking.  


  Do You do Online, Phone, or Distance Counselling?

Yes.  Video sessions are available using secure programs with end-to-end encryption to protect your privacy. Phone sessions are also an option for those without access to a secure network. 

If you reside in BC, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, or the northern territories, I am able to provide service to you. 


Therapy sessions: $150/hour (Individual); $190/hour (dyads, triads and families) + GST.

Sliding Scale:  I have a limited number of spots for a reduced rate.  Please contact me to discuss your needs. 

Groups: Variable cost

Clinical Supervision:  $100 - 120/hour

Out of province: Please contact me to discuss.

  Insurance and Health Coverage

You may have workplace coverage for therapy depending on your provider and the nature of your plan.  Please check with your provider with the following information:  Marion Orr MA Canadian Certified Counsellor (C.C.C.), Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association: #1000333.

I am currently a registered provider with the Crime Victims Assistance Program (CVAP) in BC. 

  How to Prepare for a Therapy Session and Get the Most out of Your Sessions

  • Consider the reasons you would like to come to therapy:  What are your primary concerns? What do you hope will be different after therapy?  How would you know when you no longer need therapy?  

  • The real change happens outside of the therapy room.

  • You may wish to bring a notepad to write down what you'd like to remember.

  • Consider giving yourself a bit of time before and after sessions to both prepare and to process what was discussed. Particularly with virtual sessions, give yourself time before and after sessions to "transition".  Get up and move around, go for a walk, journal, contemplate, nap, be sure to step away from the computer for a time. 

  • Remember change is a process, not a singular outcome.   

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