“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom” Aristotle


I offer a complimentary half hour consultation on the telephone or in person. This gives us a chance to see if we feel it is a good idea to continue to do counseling work together. You are under no obligation to continue. If my practice is full or I do not feel I may best meet your needs, I can refer you to consider working with one of my colleagues. If we decide to continue, I will provide client consent forms and my professional policy information that will need to be completed before our first one-hour session.


In our initial session I will l listen further as to what concerns you are seeking support for. I will ask you questions and share reflections to generate insight and directions that we may continue on. I will provide suggestions as to how we may proceed and together we can assess which, if any, of the other MODALITIES I offer may be of service or interest to you.

You will be supported throughout to listen deeply to yourself and communicate your needs, desires and understanding.

Additional Modalities

I have found there are times when the therapeutic process can be enhanced by incorporating creative, exploratory experiences. You will have the opportunity to discover yourself anew through movement, posture, vocalization, writing, song writing, tactile creations, therapeutic gardening, yoga and/or theatrical representation.

I know it can be awkward to try new modes of expression, and I will never ask you to do something you are not interested in trying. This work is intended to extend your understanding of your inner self and to move through stagnation, confusion and frustration to more fulfilling states of being, but it will start with, and return to, your own innate interest and willingness. You will be continuously reminded to notice and listen to your own truth as the primary navigational tool.

Our bodies are often a short cut to understanding patterns that are no longer useful, and provide insight into new ways of being and expressing what is most needing to be heard. There is a vast intelligence and esoteric understanding available when we are willing to brave the discomfort of exploring our uncharted, inner terrain. It is my intention to create a space where you feel safe and supported to be seen and heard.

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“It is only after you have stepped out of your comfort zone that you begin to change, grow and transform”

-Roy T. Bennet

Fees & Policies

One-hour sessions cost $120. Some insurance companies will cover partial or the full cost of counseling services. Please check with your provider to find out what they will cover. If finances are challenging, we can discuss payment options. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Sessions require payment in advance so that we do not have to conclude our time together with a business element. I accept e-transfers, cheques and cash.

Cancellations require 24 hours notice to avoid responsibility for the full cost of the session.
There will be a $25 fee for each cheque returned for insufficient funds.


If you are able to assist me in supporting lower income clients, please e-transfer your donation to dianebrussellcounselling@gmail.com

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“Doing nothing for others is the undoing of ourselves.”
Horace Mann