Low Cost Counselling Option

Great news for those of you who have financial limitations right now – in order to complete his internship at Periwinkle Counselling, J. Ricardo Simczak Prates is offering low-cost counselling at my office. Here is an introduction to his services:

Hello, I’m Ricardo. I’m finishing my Masters in Counselling and am also enrolled in a 6 year specialized training in Existential Therapy.  I have been practicing counselling since 2009 in different contexts such as employment counselling, drug addiction treatment, and mental health support for victims in crisis and emergency services. These experiences taught me the importance of being truly present with clients in any situation. My approach is non-judgmental and I intend to help you exert your freedom to develop yourself and deal with the adversities that life can bring.  My orientation is Existential Humanistic and Person-Centred and I enjoy supporting clients with concerns such as grief, loss, life changes, anxiety, and depression, to name a few.  Each person and situation is unique. I would be honoured to use my knowledge and experience to help you to overcome your present issues and to build reliable and effective solutions for you to live to the fullest.

Availability: Tuesday mornings (until 1pm), Wednesday evenings (after 5pm) Fridays/Saturdays (daytime & evening)

Rates: $60 for a one hour session

Please contact (text or email message is preferred): Ricardo at Periwinkle Counselling Services: 604 401 8292 j.ricardocounselling@gmail.com

Meet Rochelle

Hi, I’m Rochelle Chapman and I am a registered clinical counsellor working in downtown Vancouver. Counselling can be a way to grow while facing difficult circumstances. It can also be about building resources or heading in a new direction. In each case, you have the opportunity to become more yourself. I invite you to watch a quick one minute video so you can get to know me a little bit.

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