We are pleased to announce that we now offer affordable one-on-one counselling!
Clinical counsellors are trained to treat mental health disorders such as depression, anxiety, addiction and trauma among others. They can also help you to manage stress, improve your personal relationships, and generally increase your mental health. They are registered with a professional body and must uphold the practice guidelines of that organization to continue to practice and hold their professional designation.
Counselling has benefits and risks. Sometimes things may get worse before they get better as opening yourself up may bring up painful or uncomfortable memories or experiences. It’s important that you don’t stop prematurely if it’s difficult in the first few sessions but allow time to work through these challenges so that you can experience the benefits counselling has to offer. It’s important that you and your counsellor are on the same page. If things aren’t working for you, be sure to tell them so they can adjust your treatment plan.
- The session fee is on a sliding scale based on your personal annual income, and will be agreed upon between you and your counsellor. This is an honour system. We do not collect your financial information to verify your income, but we trust that you will not abuse this system so that those who truly need low-cost or free counselling can access it.
- We make every effort to accommodate requests for low-cost or free counselling, but we encourage you to pay what you are able.
- The fee, first and foremost, goes towards paying your counsellor. Any excess revenue from the fee you pay will go back into the program budget to help continue to provide low-cost or free counselling services to men like yourself.
- Sessions will be conducted at a time convenient for you and your counsellor, via Zoom.
Program Eligibility Criteria
- Male (or male identified) who are age 18+
- Priority will be given to men who reside in BC
- Able to participate in online meetings
About Our Counsellor
Marie Delmaire, C.C.C. (Canadian Clinical Counsellor)
Nobody likes to feel pain or suffering and, when we are confronted with it, we tend to run away from it. Yet, even though it may seem counter-intuitive, I have found that bringing compassionate presence to that experience is key to releasing it. When there is too much intensity though, we may need another to hold that space for us. This is how I see my role as a counsellor. It is a privilege to be invited into someone’s experience of vulnerability and with privilege comes responsibility. My commitment to my clients is to offer empathy and presence, to the best of my ability, as well as honesty, consistency and predictability to facilitate trust in the therapeutic relationship.
As a clinical counsellor and a therapeutic yoga teacher, my approach to counselling is psychosomatic, which means that I look at the body and the mind as being closely interconnected. When there is an experience of distress, I address the physiological response first. I use yoga techniques such as breathwork, gentle movement, and meditation to regulate the nervous system. From a place of safety, we can then work on building skills towards self-awareness, self-regulation, and self-compassion.
To register, please complete the following form. An intake coordinator will follow up with you at the earliest convenience.