Intake interviews with the Centre are voluntary and require no referral. Call or email to make your first appointment. Phoning the Centre is recommended for a faster response.
You will be able to schedule an intake with the next available time-slot that works for you. The intake will involve a few questions to match you with an appropriate therapist and briefly assess your needs. We will explain a few of our policies and discuss our sliding-scale fees.
When arriving, you will first pay for your appointment and be asked to fill out intake forms. The purpose of the intake interview is to ensure a thorough understanding of your situation, concerns and goals.
The initial intake appointment takes approximately 1 hour. After the completion of your intake appointment, a therapist will contact you to set up your first appointment with a psychotherapist.
At the first session, you and your therapist will plan future appointments. Continuity of treatment is an important part of gaining all the benefits of counselling so please plan ahead in scheduling appointments.
The length of one therapy session is generally 50 minutes, leaving the therapist 10 minutes to make notes before the next session.
Counselling is available by appointment only. Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate drop-ins at this time.