The BCACC requires Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC) who use Social Media to have a Social Media Policy. This document outlines my office policies related to use of Social Media. Please read it to understand how I conduct myself on the Internet as a mental health professional and how you can expect me to respond to potential interactions that may occur between us on the Internet.
Please read this Statement of Understanding carefully. Be sure to ask me to explain anything you do not understand or that you may have concerns about.
Elisabeth van Assum Counselling believes that counselling services should be accessible to everyone. As such, I am committed to providing a friendly, safe, and welcoming environment for all, regardless of gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic situation, religion or ethnicity.
To facilitate a successful counselling experience, it is important that clients understand what is involved in the counselling process and therapeutic relationship. It is most helpful when both the counsellor and the client have a good understanding of their rights and responsibilities. From this mutual understanding, a comfortable working relationship and safe environment can be created.
The purpose of this Statement of Understanding is to provide clarification of what you may expect from our counsellors and what may be expected of clients. My primary goal of counselling is your well-being. If you have any questions or concerns about the nature and course of your counselling process, please let me know.
Counselling is a process where a variety of concerns can be discussed, such as career indecision, anxiety, stress, loss, anger, depression, substance abuse, eating disorders and relationship issues. Your first session with a counsellor is called an “intake”. The purpose of the intake is to help you identify your counselling goals and to explore what referral options might be appropriate for you at this time.