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Resources & FAQs

Resources & FAQs

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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

The first appointment last 75 minutes for the initial assessment. Each subsequent regular appointment lasts 50 minutes. Longer regular appointments are available on request.

Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees for counselling and psychotherapy with our registered psychotherapists are $217.50+HST – $262.50+HST for the initial 75-minute assessment, and $145+HST – $175+HST per 50 minute appointment thereafter.

Fees vary by practitioner and by service (individual/couple/family).

Payments are payable in full at the end of the session and we accept credit card and e-transfer payments (delete cash, debit). A receipt is provided which clients can submit to their private insurer if applicable.

Lateness and Missed Appointments

In case the client is late, the total fee will be payable and the appointment will end at the scheduled time. In case the psychotherapist is late, the session will last for the 50 allocated minutes.

Missed appointments or appointments cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice are billed at the regular rate.

Other fees

Other fees may apply.

Filling out of forms: billed at the pro-rated hourly rate of $1140-$160+ HST Therapy report, billed at the pro-rated hourly rate of $140-$160+HST Letter (short, one-page): $50 +HST

We accept credit VISA, MasterCard and American Express and e-transfers.
Yes. Limited evening and weekends appointments are available and must be booked in advance.

Some insurance policies cover a portion of counselling and psychotherapy fees. Clients are responsible for verifying their eligibility to receive coverage from their insurance company. We provide a receipt upon payment which clients can submit to their insurer for re-imbursement.

The counselling and psychotherapy practice at The Lighthouse – Le Phare in Kemptville follows very strict ethical standards and takes place according to the standards established in the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario guide. It also complies with the Code of Ethics of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

Confidentiality is of utmost importance at The Lighthouse – Le Phare in Kemptville. It is an intrinsic element of the offered services. All information collected during the sessions are considered confidential and cannot be disclosed to a third party unless the client provides written permission. Without this written permission, we will not transmit any information about you or your file to anybody. However, as stipulated in the legislation and the above-named codes of ethics, the confidentiality rule does not apply in the following cases:

  1. when there is imminent danger that you hurt yourself, or end your life;
  2. when there is imminent danger that you hurt or wish to hurt another person (the person at risk must be informed thereof);
  3. when you believe that a child under the age of 16 or a senior citizen (65 and older) is victim of abuse (physical, sexual, emotional) or neglect;
  4. in a case where there is a court order or an examination by a designated professional order;
  5. in a case of sexual abuse or harassment inflicted by a professional health care provider.

For more information about professional ethics and confidentiality, you can consult the website of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and the CCPA Code of Ethics.

During the therapy process, it is possible that you will feel intense and/or painful emotions related to your past or current situation. This is normal. It is also possible that at the end of the sessions you may still not feel better; sometimes, things may seem worse before they get better. This is normal also.

Psychotherapy helps you to know yourself better, to live with your emotions and to understand the dynamics of your interpersonal relationships. It also enables you to discover your internal resources as well as your sources of personal resilience. In the long term, it promotes better adaptation, as well as psychological and emotional wellbeing.

At The Lighthouse – Le Phare in Kemptville, we are committed to offer you a secure environment and a compassionate atmosphere to progress together in your therapeutic process.

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