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Smiling Woman


Counsellor rates are a fair reflection of level of training and experience.

Tara Marshall 

BA Child & Youth Development, MA Counselling Psychology

Registered Clinical Counsellor, Synergetic Play Therapist, Certified EMDR Therapist, Approved EMDR Consultant

$170.00/hr plus GST

Sarah DiFederico

BA Social Work, MA Social Work

Registered Social Worker, EMDR Therapist

$160.00 /hr plus GST 

Vishavjit Sandhu

MA Psychology, MA Counselling & MA Healthcare Management

Registered Clinical Counsellor,  EMDR Therapist

$160.00 /hr plus GST 

Harroop Sandhu

BA Psychology, MA Counselling Psychology

Registered Clinical Counsellor,  EMDR Therapist

$160.00/hr plus GST

Payment Methods

We accept cash, e-Transfer, and most major credit cards, clients are billed with the Jane booking system and can pay by credit online.



We offer a partial subsidy to a limited number of clients in financial need who do not have access to any third-party coverage. We have the right to use our own discretion for who qualifies for a subsidy. Please feel comfortable to ask about this.


Other Full/Partial Coverage Options at Kindred Counselling:


Some of our therapists are registered with these agencies. 


Crime Victims Assistance Program

Clients with the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) is subsidized for $80.00 of their session. However, clients must pay upfront and seek their own re-imbursement. Also, the remaining amount of the session fee will be billed to the client following the session.


First Nations Health Authority

First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) clients do not have to pay out of pocket we will submit the receipt for payment through the agency.



ICBC clients must pay the remainder of the session fee (they cover $127). But the therapist will directly bill ICBC for the portion they cover.



Kindred Counselling will issue you a detailed receipt with the therapist's registration number upon completion of your session. This is the receipt you will send in for reimbursement if you are using extended health insurance benefits.

Insurance Reimbursement/Third Party Coverage


At present BC Medical does not cover private counselling fees.  RCC’s and RSW’s may be eligible for reimbursement through third party coverage from employment benefits. Contact your insurance provider for details on potential coverage.

Not Covered? If you find that RCC/RSW visits do not appear to be covered under your plan, contact your employer's Human Resources Department, or your insurance to inquire or clarify.


Free Initial Consultation


We offer a free initial consultation for up to 15 minutes by phone. During this time, you can give a brief synopsis of your situation and ask questions you may have about the counselling process. We will then discuss the services we offer and determine if we will move to the next step.


If we decide to move forward, we will schedule a paid Intake Session (60-75mins) where your history and counselling goals will be discussed in more detail. Clients will also receive the Informed Consent Form to be reviewed and signed and an Intake Form to be completed and reviewed together.


Cancellation/"No Show" Session Policy


Missed or cancelled sessions without 24 hours’ notice will be charged the full amount of the specific session booked. You can opt for session reminders in your Jane Account. In case of emergencies let us know and we will consider this on a case by case basis.  After three missed sessions, even in the case of emergencies, we will have to discuss whether to move forward with counselling.


Please use the Jane app as your first choice to cancel sessions as there will be a instant notification to your therapist. As a second choice you can email your therapist. However, therapists are not required to check emails beyond their business hours and on weekends. Do not use our phone service to cancel sessions as it is more for inquiries and your therapist will likely not get the information in time as our administrator only works M-F business hours.


Furthermore, it is important to note that insurance companies do not provide reimbursement for cancelled sessions; thus, you will be responsible to cover the fee for the missed session. In addition, you are responsible for coming to your session on time; if you are late, your appointment will still need to end on time.

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