Consulting with a registered counsellor in real time with a secure, video call* is a great use of technology to support mental wellbeing. Our clients find it to be very effective and convenient. During the global pandemic, many switched to online counselling out of necessity. They continue doing so for the convenience of meeting from their home or other private location.
How Online Counselling Works
Video appointments with our registered counselors are available for days, evenings and weekends.
Choose a time that works for you. Book your appointment in advance using our online scheduler or call our office at 604-629-7108.
Our iPhone & iPad Online Appointment App
It’s super easy to book and manage your online Steadfast Counselling appointments on your iPhone or iPad, with the Jane online appointment app.
After you book your session, you’ll receive two confirmation emails.
The first email, shortly after you book your session will
confirm your appointment,
ask to verify your email address, and
provide an intake form for you to fill out before your session.
The second email will be sent 48 hours before your appointment, reminding you of your appointment time and date.
If you’ve booked your session using the Jane online appointment app, you’ll receive a third email, 30 minutes prior to your appointment.
*Secure Video Calls
The online video technology we are using was created by Jane Software Inc in North Vancouver, specifically for practitioners serving their clients. Not to get too technical, but it is a “peer-to-peer” audiovisual connection meaning that the traffic flows between the two users’ browsers, bypassing any servers. The call is also encrypted in transit and none of the data is stored anywhere, at any time. Plus, video, audio and chat content cannot be recorded during the call. This ensures clients’ privacy and that our online sessions are compliant with all federal and provincial privacy legislation.
“I’ve been meaning to email you to thank you for all your help last year with my anxiety related to flying. Even though we only had a few Skype sessions, the advice you gave was extremely helpful to me. Our flight to New Zealand was a big success, with only a low dose of medication taken. More recently, I have flown again without any medication which was very exciting for me. Thanks again for your support, patience and guidance.” — K.T.
“Thank you Laura for your insightfulness and gentle encouragement while supporting me through difficult transitions. I’m so grateful to be able to continue my sessions with you online which is as effective as when face to face. I was very pleasantly surprised that I felt as connected online as I do in person and it is also convenient.” — V.N.
These counsellors offer online sessions & are accepting new clients.