FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS BROOKE'S REGISTRATION INFORMATION?

Brooke is registered with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors. Her BCACC registration number is 18607. She is registered with the BC College of Social Workers at a bachelors level. Her BCCSW registration number is 13529.
Brooke is also a non-certified* member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Her member number is 11244744.
*Non-certified means that she has not pursued the Canadian Certified Counsellor registration, as she is already a Registered Clinical Counsellor in BC.

WHAT THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS DOES BROOKE USE?

Brooke's Approach is Primarily Informed by:


  • Mindful Self-Compassion

  • Internal Family Systems

  • Person-Centered/ Rogerian Theory

Brooke will collaborate with you to determine the best therapeutic plan to help you meet your goals.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT FROM COUNSELLING?

Counselling at Old Growth is a collaborative process that centers you as the expert in your life. Brooke will navigate with you as you engage in your process of self-exploration and discovery. Often in counselling, people find they feel more difficulty before they feel ease, and this is normal. Brooke will support you to establish practices that allow you to support yourself through therapy and beyond. You can expect that ultimately it is you doing the work to create the changes you wish to see in your life. Brooke can guide, but only you can lead.

Evidence based research tells us that committing to a routine with counselling provides the best results. For this reason, counselling is most effective when you are able to meet weekly or bi-weekly for your sessions. Consistent and frequent appointments help you to maintain the thread of your process, and allow you to gain the momentum you need to create lasting change. As time goes on many clients feel confident enough to reduce their session frequency. This is respected and fully supported by Brooke.

WHAT IS THE SESSION FEE?

The session fee is currently $125.00 + GST per 50 minute session.

HOW DO WE MEET?

Brooke offers telehealth therapy. This means we will meet via secure online video, or in rare occasions, over the telephone.

DOES OLD GROWTH THERAPY OFFER DIRECT BILLING TO INSURANCE PROVIDERS?

Brooke does not offer direct billing but provides a receipt to you that you may submit to your provider.

HOW LONG IS EACH THERAPY SESSION?

Each session is 50 minutes

CRISIS RESOURCES

  • Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1‑888‑494‑3888

  • Citizens Counselling Centre (Accessible Sliding Scale): 250-384-9934

  • Victoria Women's Transition House Society: (250)-592-2927

  • 1Up Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre: (250) 385-1114

  • Mustard Seed Food Bank: (250) 953-1575

  • AVI Health and Community Services: (250) 384-2366

  • Victoria Sexual Assault Centre: (250) 383-3232

  • Nurse Line: Dial 811