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Counselling

Counselling Booking Information

I currently have a waitlist for new clients of about 2-4 weeks.

 Returning counselling clients can        book appointments here.

 If you are contacting Sarah about counselling for the first time, please fill out the below form:

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A designation of BC Association of Clinical CounsellorsA designation of BC Association of Clinical CounsellorsSarah Davis, PhD, RCC

Email: sarah@flowerstonelearning.com

My Counselling Approach 

  • I work with children, teenagers, and young adults who live in BC and who are seeking counselling to help take steps toward identifying and/or solving a problem they are having.

  • My clients are usually students and range in age from approximately 10 to 25 years old. I also work with graduate students of all ages.

  • My counselling philosophy is to help people solve their own problems through a collaborative process based on unconditional positive regard for my clients.

  • In my counselling, I draw from solution-focused therapy and cognitive-behavioural therapy approaches. Both these approaches focus on the present and future (rather than the past), are goal-oriented, and are suitable for short-term counselling. 

  • I work with clients who have a wide range of concerns, including:

                   anxiety

                   - depression
                   - relationships
                   - social skills
                   - ADHD
                   - ASD
                   - learning challenges and/or academic concerns from elementary to graduate school
                   - emotion regulation
                   - education transitions (for example, from secondary to postsecondary education)
                   - gifted and talented (including twice-exceptional learners)

  • I am an ally to LGBTQQIP2SAA communities, and I am committed to educating myself on issues related to white privilege, anti-racism, the lived experiences of IBPOC, and the decolonization of counselling. 

What is Mental Health?

  • Unfortunately, the term mental health is sometimes misunderstood. Mental health refers to your emotional, social, and psychological well-being and it is something everyone has, regardless of whether you have a mental illness. 

  • My PhD research at the University of Victoria focused on understanding learning and mental health, which are inseparable in academic success. This knowledge helps me support students of all ages, particularly undergraduate and graduate students.

  • My work with undergraduate and graduate students prioritizes their mental health while also recognizing the unique context of being a student.

Why Should I Seek Counselling?

You may be interested in counselling, either for yourself or your child/teenager, for a variety of reasons. Below are some examples of the types of concerns my clients have had:    

  • Why does studying/my relationship/my job stress me out so much?

  • I’m not doing as well as I want to at school/work/home.

  • I'm having trouble making friends at school.

  • I can’t figure out what I’m doing wrong and maybe university isn’t for me.

  • My relationships/emotions are getting in the way of me being successful.

  • I can’t live up to my parents’/families’ expectations of what I should be doing.

  • I’m anxious about my grades/life/goals.

  • Going to school stresses me out and my mental health is getting in the way of my learning.

  • I need help navigating the challenges of being a graduate student and completing my studies due to anxiety/depression/stress/systemic barriers.

Contact and Appointment Booking

  • I offer individual in-person or video counselling services, which can be booked on the Jane website. I offer counselling on Tuesdays and Thursdays during the day and late afternoon. Please note my after school appointments often have a waitlist.

  • Clinical counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and cost $130 + 5% GST ($136.50), as recommended by the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. You will receive an receipt for your payment that you can submit to your insurance as I do not bill to insurance.

  • In-person counselling sessions take place at 315-1627 Fort Street, Victoria, BC and my sessions follow all COVID-19 safety protocols as set out by the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and Worksafe BC. The availability of in-person counselling may change due to provincial health restrictions.

  • Scheduled sessions must be cancelled a minimum of 24 hours in advance or the full session fee will be charged, except in the case of emergency. Before starting counselling with me, you will have the opportunity to read and sign forms describing confidentiality and other policies. 

  • I believe it’s important to find a counsellor with whom you have a good fit! Please set up a free 15-minute initial consultation with me by filling out the form above on the left side of this page to learn more about my approaches and see if we are a good fit. 

Returning clients can book their counselling sessions here on the Jane scheduling app (hosted through Meg Kapil Counselling):