Lauren heckley, rcc
registered clinical counsellor
Address: Room 203b - 518 Lake St, Nelson, BC
To match inflation and mirror the growth that I've made as a counsellor the prices above are always set to be as affordable as I can make them. The highest price point matches the recommendations by the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors, you can read more about it here: https://bcacc.ca/find-a-counsellor/fee-schedule/
Why do i do sliding scale?
A sliding scale practice was one of the foundational concepts that I understood would be a major focal point in my private practice. This comes from my belief that mental health services are a human right. I believe that access and affordability should be available to every single person, not simply those who are able to afford the high-rate for counselling services. While I hope that one day counselling and psychotherapy can be covered by the government, in the same way that physical health is cared for, I won't compromise my value waiting for this happens. It is an honour to work with my clients, I see their mental health being absolutely worth my time, even if that means I am being paid less than the average counsellor. I see how privileged I am to offer this, and it is an honour to do the work.