Mental Health Counselling in La Ronge, SK

It's okay not to be okay all the time.

Absolutely! Sometimes we need a break to resolve emotional difficulties, improve mental health, and overall sense of well-being. Life should feel good; the right help can make a big difference.

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Beginning (clinical) therapy can be a frightening endeavour, and finding a therapist is often an overwhelming task. While you may be ready to begin the therapeutic journey, interviewing therapists to find the right fit can feel intolerable. I offer a free 30-minute phone consultation to make this process easier for you. I believe within the first few minutes you will know if we are a good fit and whether or not we will work well together.

My passion is assisting children and adults in building a meaningful life! If you are looking for private mental health guidance for your child or yourself, you are at the right address. First, we’ll meet for an initial intake session to understand your needs and how we can work together.  Then we’ll design a therapy plan with a dedicated number of sessions, which can be changed along the way. I’m excited to work with clients who want happy, healthy, and positive relationships… People who want to dig in, do the work, and get excited about their future. Ready?

Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, and I look forward to connecting with you.

- Chris de Feijter, La Ronge Counselling.

*Denotes Chris de Feijter Consulting & Counselling Corp.​

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I strongly believe that no one should be pressured to decide whether or not they want to work with a therapist before meeting them. I will see you (and your child) at no charge to make sure we are a good fit for each other. Every therapist works in their own unique way so I want you to be certain you feel comfortable with the way I work. The initial meeting is not a therapy session; it’s designed to be low-key and low-pressure with no “hard sell” at the end.
The Therapeutic Relationship

Some people view therapy as unneeded

From the outside looking in, it’s hard to see the potential benefits of therapy. The nature of emotional suffering is such that it can be hard to imagine feeling substantially better just by talking to a therapist. Most therapists do more than just talk to you. They are trained in applying specific interventions to alleviate suffering and they know how to build a strong therapeutic relationship that will predict a positive outcome for you.

Be prepared to give concrete examples of what progress would look like for you. For example, if you’re suffering from anxiety, a goal could be to sleep through the night on most nights. If you’re grappling with depression, a concrete goal could be to reduce the number of self-defeating thoughts before you leave home in the morning.

Most people feel immense relief after the first session at least partially because they experience a release of a buildup of emotion they've been holding on to for days, weeks or months. This benefit is wonderful, but the most impressive emotional gains are made once you roll your sleeves up and get deeper into the intervention.

    Chris de Feijter

    FAQ

    The Initial Meeting

    Absolutely! Because it isn’t a therapy session, there is no charge. If we do decide to work together, my fee starts at $90 per session.

    Counselling Fees

    Fees are due at the end of the counselling session and can be paid by credit card or e-transfer. A receipt will be provided through Michael White Psychology Services Prof. Corp.

    Therapy Questions

    So many of us have past wounds that prevent us from living the life we truly want. Sometimes it seems easier to ignore the pain and hope it will disappear. Without tackling old hurts head-on, we can remain chained to the past and unable to move forward. Therapy enables individuals to work through the why of their current experiences to find the root of the problem and address these barriers so we can begin to move forward.

    Therapy isn’t just for people who experience difficulties - we all experience difficulties at some point. Therapy is best used when an individual identifies a challenge and wants to make changes to improve their experiences in life. Sometimes individuals see the same challenges resurface over and over in different forms in their lives, and they are unsure why. In everyday life, these problems are addressed superficially without dealing with their roots, which is why they may continue, despite our best efforts.

    In therapy, problematic patterns are explored in-depth to address the underlying causes and thus, begin to change the driving forces beneath them. In other words, therapy goes beyond the symptoms and targets the actual issues. We use a unique combination of several research-proven theories tailored to each individual’s needs, which together can help you transform your life.

    In many ways, I do not have a typical client. I work with a wide range of adults and youth.

    Not at all! Since my sessions can be done using a Secure video-chat platform, you can see me from anywhere you have access to the internet, though I advise choosing a place where you have privacy.

    I feel very strongly about confidentiality. What you say to me is between you and me. I have no desire to repeat what you say to me. Legally and ethically, I am prohibited from sharing what you tell me or letting anyone you are seeing me. A few exceptions to confidentiality rarely come up and apply to extreme situations where you are going to act on plans to hurt others or yourself and situations involving child abuse. The technology I use is all HIPAA and PIPEDA  compliant. If you have concerns about confidentiality, please feel free to ask questions at our initial meeting or email me.

    If you want to get the most out of your sessions, consider actively applying what you've learned in sessions to your life. Feel free to challenge your therapist to help you plan for testing in real life any lessons learned during sessions. Success in therapy involves a willingness to examine some of your most uncomfortable thoughts, feelings and experiences. If someone pushes you into therapy kicking and screaming, it will not be very effective. You need to want to make changes irrespective of what someone cares about says you should do. If you tend to blame other people for your problems, you'll be limited in how much you'll get out of your sessions. That doesn't mean that a little parent blaming here and there doesn't feel relieving. It just means that entering therapy with a sense of personal responsibility will predict success with the process.

    Currently, I am finalizing the MACP program and providing counselling under the supervision of a Registered Psychologist in Saskatchewan.

    • Bachelor of Education (2003)
    • Graduate Degree in Psychology and Special Education (2003)
    • Master of Science in Education (2012)
    • Doctor of Education (2015)
    • Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology (in progress)

    My research-based doctorate is in education and not in counselling psychology. There is quite a large overlap between these two fields of study (learning climates for enhancing child development), yet the doctorate did not cover anything related to counselling. If you want to call me Dr. Chris, that is fine, but it is unnecessary 🙂

    Although Counselling and Psychotherapy overlap considerably, there are also recognized differences. While the work of Counsellors and Psychotherapists with clients may be of considerable depth, the focus of Counselling is more likely to be on specific problems, changes in life adjustments and fostering clients’ wellbeing. Psychotherapy is more concerned with the restructuring of the personality or self and the development of insight.

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