Counselling Services

Counselling Services

Fostering resiliency and balance in individuals and families

Counselling Services

Your well being is of utmost importance. There may be times when you or your loved one would benefit from counselling services to work through an area of concern or process changes. Counselling is often the ideal space to do some of these processes. By setting aside some time to focus on mental mealth and well being, you are creating an opportunity to bring your best self to your family and other areas of your life.

Extended medical can often be used for Registered Clinical Counselling services, your AFB funds may also be used. If you have any questions regarding funding and payment, we are happy to answer questions. FIVE is also committed to giving back to our community through the provision low fee services. Our mental health services are zero profit – we invest back into the services to support as many individuals as possible. The cost for counselling is $100/hr. 

Low Income Families and Individuals:

FIVE Behaviour & Education Services Inc, offers low fee counseling services to community members who do not have funding/medical insurance and who would not otherwise be able to access supports. To access low fee services at FIVE, a request is made to counselling@fivebehaviour.ca. There are a limited number of low fee spaces available; therefore, a waitlist may be in effect. A copy of your most recent paystub will be required. You must earn less than $1800 gross pay every two weeks to access the low fee counseling.

Service:

  • 10 biweekly sessions
  • Sessions are $10/each

You will be billed for $10 for a missed session (a session that is not canceled at least 12 hours in advance) and it will count as one of your 10 sessions.

 

College and University Students

FIVE Behaviour & Education Services Inc., offers 25% off of regular counselling fees ($100) to college and university students who have valid student ID. The cost for students is therefore $75/hr.

My name is Erin Farley, and I am thrilled to provide mental health support with the FIVE team.  I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor and a member of the BC Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors. I began connecting with families as a Behaviour Interventionist seven years ago, and am excited to be bringing all that I learned from those individuals into my clinical role.  I offer an integrative theoretical approach that incorporates Person-centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. In counselling session, I provide a comfortable, non-judgemental environment to explore areas of your choosing, at your own pace. My passion is supporting people and seeing them thrive!

I’m Sonder and my pronouns are they/them/theirs. I have been a registered clinical counsellor with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors since 2017. My areas of practice are online counselling, youth anxiety and trauma, IFS and Radically Open DBT. I grew up in a working-class, rural community on Vancouver Island, BC to a European settler family. I work to be in respect, solidarity and service to Indigenous peoples and all the many settler cultures living here by making sure I am coming from a place of cultural humility. When I’m not counselling youth, adults and families, I enjoy board games, anime, video games, gardening and hanging out with my mini-poodle Jesse and my two ginger cats, Iroh and Zuko.

My name is Michelle McElroy, I am a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Art Therapist, a member of the BC Association of Registered Clinical Counsellors, and a member of the BC Association of Art Therapists. I have been working with children and families in the South Okanagan for 25 years and I am excited be able to work with families at FIVE! I work from a person-centered perspective with a focus in art and play therapy; however, I also use some Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and EMDR. I believe in having an open, non-judgemental environment where you are able to be yourself, be heard, and be accepted as we work together towards your individual goals.

Dialectic Behaviour Therapy Group for Adults
  • Mindfulness  * Emotional Regulation * Distress Tolerance *Interpersonal Effectiveness *
  • Next group will start in September 2020

Based on the principles of DBT, this group introduces the concepts of mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness. The 12-week group will be facilitated by a Registered Clinical counselor and will provide a setting for members to engage in sharing and support. This combination of skills and support is an opportunity to understand reactions and develop strategies for difficult situations.

  • Cost: $250 for 12-week session

FIVE Counselling Offices are in the Datatech building at the corner of Borden and Mackenzie. We are easy to access via bus, vehicle or bike. Find our comfortable space at #315 – 1095 McKenzie Ave. 

 

You may reach out for services by calling: 250-483-6220 – ext 4040. You may also reach out through the contact page on this website, or email: counselling@fivebehaviour.ca

We provide support to people experiencing: 

– depression,

– anxiety and stress,

– grief and loss, and

– major life transitions.

Learn more about Erin’s therapeutic orientation by clicking on the links below:

 Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy