Jeanne Tolmie, MSW RSW

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  • Registered Social Worker
  • face-to-face & tele/video counselling, Victoria, British Columbia, V8R 1V7
  • Phone: 250-277-3202
  • Send A Message To Jeanne.
  • www.jeannetolmie.com
  • This member is also available for online counseling.
  • Online-counseling methods: Email, Phone, IM, Webcam

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For many, the thought of looking for a counsellor is daunting.  But you have taken this first step, which means you have a sense that you can feel better than you do right now.

I believe that people know themselves better than they think; you are the expert in your own experience.  My work with you is to highlight this expertise and provide effective tools with which you can then move forward.
 
I believe in collaborative goal-setting, leveraging an individual’s strengths. Most importantly, I value respect, non-judgment, and compassion.

I CAN HELP YOU WITH:
·    depression & anxiety
·    grief & loss
·    living with chronic disease
·    end-of-life / new diagnosis
·    life transitions
·    dementia - emotional and practical support for caregivers   
           ** this is an area of specialty - follow this link to my website for more information caregiversupport.net

BENEFITS OF COUNSELLING WITH ME:
·   Learn effective strategies to deal with depression and anxiety.
·   Develop communication tools you can use in all areas of your life.
·   Build capacity to deal with life transitions and stress.
·   Be supported in reaching goals that are most important to you.
·   Unlock your existing strengths.

I USE THESE APPROACHES:
·   Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT): to help you learn evidence-based strategies that allow you to manage life stressors and alleviate suffering.
·   Motivational Interviewing: to untangle issues that may be in the way of making positive change.
·   Narrative Therapy: to build on your existing experiences and strengths in order to view your life more positively.
·   Group Therapy: to support you in developing stronger social networks and facilitate difficult conversations between you and the people in your life.

COST OF COUNSELLING:
·  Individual sessions:

 1 hour - $100  
 90 min - $130

·  Group sessions (max 4 people):

 1 hour - $150  

 90 min - $200


BILLING:  I accept cheque or e-transfer for payment.  I will prove you with an invoice for services – I do not bill third-parties directly.

COVERAGE FOR CLINICAL SERVICES FROM REGISTERED SOCIAL WORKERS (RSW):
·  Some extended health insurers cover services from a RSW.
·  Services can be claimed on your income tax return.
·  Services are not subject to GST.

SESSION LOCATION:

Sessions are delivered primarily via telephone/video for maximum flexibility.  An initial session can be face-to-face if you prefer.

EDUCATION & TRAINING:

·  Masters of Social Work  – Dalhousie University
·  Bachelor of Social Work – University of Victoria
·  Bachelor of Arts – Psychology/Women’s Studies, University of Victoria

·  Motivational Interviewing - The Justice Institute
·  Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - Crisis & Trauma Resource Institute
·  Grief Counselling & Support  - ‘The Sacred Art of Living and Dying’ & ‘Psychosocial Care of the Dying and Bereaved’ - Victoria Hospice
·  Mediation/Conflict Resolution - The Justice Institute

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION:
BC Association of Social Workers: member in good standing #1006944
BC College of Social Workers: member in good standing #11596


Jeanne Tolmie Reaches

Victoria BC