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Ted Hull brings thirty years of counselling experience to help individuals and couples work through personal and marital challenges.
Following are some frequently asked questions about the counselling process:
What will the first session be like? Where do I start?
Often the easiest place to start is with the situation or circumstance that prompted you to make the counselling appointment.
How often and how long will I need to come?
Typically sessions are spaced one week apart. How long you need to come depends on the complexity of the issue. Many only come for a few sessions while others come for the better part of a year or more.
What if I don't like you as a counsellor?
It is understandable that certain people respond best to a counsellor with a certain type of personality and a certain method of counselling. My greatest concern is that you feel safe in a counselling relationship that will have the highest likelihood of helping you to move forward. If you let me know that the connection is just not for you, I will refer you to my colleague Janet Froese Lucas. (204.415.6873)
What if I am having a marriage problem, but my spouse does not want to come? Is it still worthwhile going?
Definitely yes. If your spouse does not agree to come with you to look at issues in your marriage, then your challenge is to see what options you have in relationship to the marriage and determine which option is the best.
As a Christian counsellor, what role does the Bible play in your counselling?
Good Christian counselling needs to be Bible based. But biblical counselling does not necessarily include a Bible verse that generically addresses a specific problem. One of the greatest challenges in counselling is not finding the right biblical answer, but rather asking the right biblical question.
Will you delve into my childhood to try and unlock some issues from my past?
Childhood experiences can significantly influence people's thought patterns, beliefs and current ways of relating. The counselling method I use I have termed Goal Focused Counselling.
How will I know if my problem is solved?
A successful counselling experience is less about finding a set of answers and more about asking different questions than the ones with which you began the counselling process. Stated differently, it is less about pat answers and more about a fresh way of addressing the circumstances you are facing or the feelings you are experiencing.
What is the procedure for payments?
Appointments can be paid by cheque or cash at the end of your session.
Do you have a cancellation policy?
Yes, we require 24 hours notice that can be given by phone or email. Failure to cancel within 24 hours will result in a $45.00 cancellation fee.
Can your services be reimbursed through health benefit providers?
You will need to check with your health service provider. We do not bill any health service provider directly; however you are issued a receipt for the each counselling session. Health service providers often require that the counsellor be a psychologist which we are not.
What if I have other questions that are not answered here?
Please call the office or send an email so that your counselling experience will be as helpful as possible.