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I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Master of Science degree in Clinical Psychology. I have many years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults.

I have a very practical approach to counselling. I focus on how I can help my clients lead healthier and more fulfilling lives. I help my clients achieve this in a warm and supportive environment. I am a direct but gentle communicator, and my goal is to have a counselling relationship that is first and foremost collaborative, helpful and safe.

Services

I offer one-hour appointments throughout the week, including some evenings and weekends. My hourly rate is $130 (including GST) for individuals and $150 (including GST) for couples or families, which follows the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors guidelines (link). I also offer an initial half-hour consultation (in person or by phone) for free. If you are a lower-income family and cost is an issue, please feel free to bring this up.

I work with most age groups, and I see individuals, couples and families. I mainly focus on relationship, parenting, and separation or divorce issues. However, I have commonly seen clients with the following concerns: anxiety, depression, addictions, self-harm issues, crisis intervention, work-related problems, stress management, self-esteem issues, and children with special needs.

Approach

My approach to counselling is eclectic, client-centred, and solutions-focused. I often use cognitive behavioural therapy, but I always try to tailor my approach to a client’s needs. Counselling sessions will most often be led by the client in terms of what he or she wants to work on. My primary goal is to be able to directly help the client deal with their problems or concerns.

If my client is interested, I can bring my certified therapy dog to work. He is a lovely Lab cross, who I have trained from a puppy. He is very sweet and provides a calming presence. I have worked with him as a reading assistant for the school district.

Background

I have been working in the counselling field for almost 20 years. I started my career in 1998 as a volunteer at the Crisis Line. Since then I have worked at the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre, the Greater Victoria Child and Family Counselling Association, Family Services of Greater Victoria, and Specialized Youth Detox.

I have a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology, which I completed in 2003. I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (#3360), and I opened my private practice in 2012.

On a personal note, I have been happily married for more than 20 years. My husband and I have 2 beautiful children. I am an animal and nature lover, and I enjoy yoga, swimming, hiking, and a good book.

Contact

Address
#9 – 1140 Fort Street
Victoria, B.C.

Phone
250-217-2973

Email
jette@apracticalbalance.ca