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Esha Chakraborti

Registered Clinical Counsellor

First Nations Health Approved Counsellor  | Crime Victim Approved Counsellor

Speaking English, Bengali and Hindi  

Find out more about my approach and education

FAQ

WHAT IS THE FEE FOR COUNSELLING?

Each session is $126.00 (including GST). Sessions consist of a 50 min hour unless otherwise discussed.  

Cost of sessions are recommended through the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.   


WILL MSP or EXTENDED HEALTH COVER COUNSELLING?

Yes, Counselling with a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) is covered under many extended health benefit plans — please check with your insurance provider. Some insurance companies have a miscellaneous spending fund, that may cover expenses. Usually, extended health benefit plans cover up to $500. This is approximately 4 sessions. 

  • I am registered with the Crime Victims Assistance Program (CVAP).
  • I am a contract counsellor First Nations Health Authority Benefits, please inquire with your band if this applies to you/your family.

WHAT HAPPENS DURING THE FIRST INITIAL CONSULTATION?

During the first session, we review confidentiality, discuss your reasons for counselling and set up a mutual treatment plan tailored to your needs.


WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT FROM TREATMENT?

Therapy is completely private – with the exception of certain situations – as a client, you can speak freely about things you are afraid of, things that might embarrass you or stir up other emotions.

As a counsellor, I am trained to see patterns that are good and patterns that are not working.  I am trained to safety address these patterns to you, then together we can employ strategies to identify and avoid patterns that are not working.

I may have ideas or recommendations about strategies, but primarily I will help you figure things out for yourself. I can help you discover your own solutions and teach you to remember that pathway so you can find it when you need it again.  I will encourage self-reflection and empower your strengths. In treatment, you get safe and supportive feedback while discovering new skills and reflections at your own pace.

Overall, therapy is an active process; this process requires courage, openness, and discipline.  For example, as a counsellor I can share relevant strategies with you to overcome anxiety, however if you choose not to practice them you may not see results.

Video Series

Check out Youtube Channel above for a video series, featuring tips for positive mental health. Soon to begin a  stress relief video series…click here to see my last video.