The First Step

Going to a therapist is a sign of personal strength and determination and it takes a great deal of courage to take this first step.  It is important to choose a therapist that is a good fit for you. To assist you in making this decision Laurie offers a free 15  minute consultation in order for you to get a sense of who she is and how you might work together. Please call the Vancouver Island Naturopathic Clinic at (250) 881-1806, toll-free at 1-877-881-1806, or email

Fees and Insurance Coverage

Counselling by a Registered Clinical Counsellor is covered by some extended health plans; please check with your plan to determine if therapy is covered. Some individuals may be covered by the Crime Victim Assistance Program. Payment can be made by Visa®, Mastercard®, Interac® (debit) or cash (no American Express® or cheques please).

  • Individual Clients are $100 (+gst) for a 60 minute session
  • Couples are $110 (+gst) for a 60 minute session
  • If your income is limited, a sliding fee scale is available upon request.

Please provide 24 hour notice if you are not able to make your scheduled appointment in order to avoid being charged for the session. Please contact the clinic at (250) 881-1806 or toll-free at 1-877-881-1806.

Therapeutic Process: What to expect

People often enter therapy when they feel stuck in challenging patterns of behaviour and life begins to feel overwhelming.  Sometimes life challenges can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety or other health difficulties.  Laurie will work with you to feel comfortable and safe in order to explore your experiences.  She will work alongside you to explore alternatives and develop strategies to transform your concerns and discover ways to live more authentically. Working with your strengths, Laurie will help you create a sense of balance, integrating and linking mind, body and spirit in a felt sense of wellbeing.