Fiona Bradford MSW RSW
1006 7th Avenue, P.O. Box 414
Invermere, British Columbia
Fees & Appointments
- Counselling sessions are $100 for a 1 hour session. This fee includes handouts and my preparation and scheduling time as needed.
- Revenue Canada recognizes Social Work as a health profession and exempts Registered Social Workers from charging taxes for clinical counselling services, therefore, no tax is added to my session fees.
- Payment is expected at the end of each session via either e-transfer, cash or cheque.
- I will provide you with a receipt which you can use for possible reimbursement through an extended health program, or for your income taxes as my services are an eligible Medical Expense Tax Credit.
My counselling practice is located on Invermere’s mainstreet (1006-7th Avenue). I have a private upstairs office with views of the mountains. I am also available to work with clients in their homes if mobility is an issue, or if the home environment is less intimidating for children.
Appointment times are available throughout the week; including some evenings. I am also available for telephone counselling and email counselling support if pre-arranged through an office visit.
I work for multiple Employee Assistance Programs (EAPs) used by employers in the local area which provide employees with short-term no-cost counselling services. I encourage you to look at your benefits information or ask your Human Resources Department to find out if you have access to an EAP. Please contact me if you have questions about this type of program.
I am also able to work with ICBC if you have been involved in a vehicle accident. I provide counselling services through the First Nations Health Authority for both the Indian Residential School program and the Short Term Mental Health Crisis program. Some people have coverage through their extended health insurance plans. Please contact me if you have questions regarding your coverage.
I am registered to provide counselling services to victims of crime in British Columbia. If you have been a victim of crime, witnessed a violent incident or are an immediate family member of someone who has, you may be eligible to receive free counselling through this program. I handle all the billing paperwork for you, and will assist you in moving through this challenging part of your life. The following link describes the program, or you can inquire with your RCMP Victim Service Worker. http://www.victimlinkbc.ca/vlbc/financial/cvap.page
Some people have a specific issue they wish to address in counselling, and find that a few sessions are all they need to feel their stress lighten. Other people have more complex concerns that require on-going support to make lasting positive impacts in their life. Everyone is unique and my counselling practice recognizes this.
Protecting your confidentiality is very important to me and is part of my Code of Ethics as a Registered Social Worker. All the information you share with me is confidential and I will protect your counselling privacy should we happen to meet in public. The exceptions to client confidentiality are situations involving child abuse or threats of harm to self or others. At our first appointment, I will answer any questions you may have regarding confidentiality.