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FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

How do I schedule a counselling appointment with Will Bratt?

The best and most direct way of booking an appointment is via email.  I can be contacted at info@willbrattcounselling.com for any and all questions to do with my therapeutic practice.

I can also be reached by phone at 250-661-2212.


What does counselling with Will Bratt cost?

My standard rates are as follows:

30 minute consultation: Free

60 minute individual counselling session: $120.00

I also offer sliding scale rates for those who can’t afford the standard fees.  Sliding scale rates typically start at $70.00, and can be negotiated as client finances fluctuate.


What forms of payment do you accept?

I can accept the following methods of payment:

  • Cash
  • Cheque
  • Visa
  • Mastercard

Will my insurance or extended health benefits cover counselling?

Health benefit providers differ significantly from company to company and even plan to plan.  To find out if your coverage will include counselling with me, contact them and provide them with the following information:


I've been the victim of a violent crime or historical abuse.  Can I get funding for counselling with Will Bratt?

In BC, the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) often awards victims of crime (including historical abuse) a set number of counselling sessions to help address issues or concerns related to the crime that was perpetrated against them.  I am registered as a service provider with the Crime Victim Assistance Program and am happy to support people through the process of applying for CVAP funding.

For more information on CVAP, click here.


How often should I meet with Will for counselling?

Because everyone has different preferences and factors to consider when deciding how often to meet with a counsellor, there is no set or “right” answer to this question.  On average, most people will meet with me on a weekly basis for the first 4-6 sessions, and then gradually meet less frequently.  Like all aspects of my work, I approach arranging the frequency of sessions in a collaborative way that suits the client’s life, finances, and other commitments.


What is your confidentiality policy?

As a counsellor in private practice, my confidentiality policy is in line with the industry standard.  The bottom line is, everything we talk about will stay confidential between you and I.  The only reason I would need to break confidentiality is if:

  • You were to tell me of a child or vulnerable adult being subjected to abuse or neglect.
  • You were to disclose an immediate intention to end your life or the life of another person.
  • If you’re involved in a legal matter and the court subpoenas your file.

Do you offer couples counselling?

My passion and interest lies in working with individuals, first and foremost.  While I do occasionally work with couples and families, my preference is to see individual clients.

For people looking for couples therapy, I recommend relationship counselling with Laura Brown at Heart and Oak Therapy in Victoria, BC.