What is a Registered Clinical Counsellor?
Registered Clinical Counsellors have successfully fulfilled requirements of education, supervision and clinical experience as outlined by the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC).
The Association grants the use of the title “Registered Clinical Counsellor” (RCC) to persons who is registered with the Association. When you see the RCC designation, you will know that the counsellor has met the rigorous academic training, clinical experience and supervision requirements that are part of the BCACC’s Criteria for Registered Membership. Registered Clinical Counsellors are accountable to the Association and to the public through our Code of Ethical Conduct and Standards of Clinical Practice and its complaints, investigation and discipline procedures.
The Counselling Process
At 3C Counselling, the counselling process is a collaborative one. Together we will understand the root of your problem and quickly as possible tackle the issue so that you can move forward with your life. My practices are based on the principles of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy. However, I ensure that I tailor my approach to meet my client’s needs often relying on an integrative approach. There is no one individual that is the same as the other, just as the counselling process will never be the exact same for two individuals. At 3C Counselling, I ensure that we collaboratively to develop a treatment plan from the very beginning so that the client has a better understanding of what the counselling process will entail. Are you ready to take the next step in moving forward? Please feel free to call me for a consultation to further understand how long the counselling process may take.
Initial Visit/ What do I expect during the first session?
You have set up your first appointment and taking the first big step in moving forward, now what? During the initial visit it is important to try to be open, ask questions, and be honest about what you are feeling. We will begin to make the initial assessment of why you came to therapy and gather the necessary information to help you move forward. It is important that you understand that counselling is a process that is meant to be safe, non-judgemental, and confidential. At 3C Counselling, I ensure that the therapy process is one that truly shows care for the client through compassion, and confidence.
3C Counselling recognizes and respects that the information you share is private and will not be shared with any other individual/organization without your consent. 3C Counselling is bound by ethics and law- Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”)- to ensure that your privacy and the confidentiality of your personal information is safeguarded. However, there are limits to confidentiality. A counsellor is bound by law to report to the proper authorities if: (a) there is a serious immediate threat to your life or welfare; (b) there is a serious immediate threat to the life or welfare of another person; (c) there is a suspicion of child abuse/severe neglect and/or is at risk of such abuse/severe neglect; (d) there is a report of imminent danger to the community at large; and/or (e) court subpoenas.
How many sessions?
The number of sessions really depends on the complexity of the issue. Typically there will be anywhere from 6-10 sessions. However, sometimes clients have been able to move forward with only 2 sessions and other times, due to the complexity of the issue, we have worked for more than 10 sessions. At 3C Counselling, I ensure that we collaboratively to develop a treatment plan from the very beginning so that the client has a better understanding of what the counselling process will entail. Are you ready to take the next step in moving forward? Please feel free to call me for a consultation to further understand how long the counselling process may take.