Counselling

I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist offering individual, couples, and family counselling.
I specialize in:

  • grief
  • trauma
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • anger
  • emotional connection and regulation
  • men’s health

It’s important to connect with clients and determine which approach will best meet your needs, based on your individual goals for therapy. This may include person-centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), or emotionally focused therapy (EFT). I have additional specialized training in grief and loss, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Gottman Couples Therapy.

I firmly believe that a good fit between client and counsellor is important for therapeutic progression. Please reach out via phone or email to set up a free phone consultation. A safe, comfortable and non-judgmental environment is essential to great care.

What to expect

INITIAL CONSULTATION

Connect with me for a free, 15-minute phone consultation. This is an opportunity to meet, ask some questions, and find out if we are the right fit for each other. The right fit is so important for successful therapy, I want you to feel safe and comfortable working with me.

PRICING

The cost of 50-minute sessions is $180. Sliding scale pricing is available, please contact us to discuss.
Sessions can be reimbursed by most extended health benefit providers.

YOUR APPOINTMENT

Your first session is an opportunity for us to get to know each other, discuss your reasons for seeking counselling, and to see how I can best help you. This will help us build the therapeutic direction for future sessions. I will guide you through these sessions—so don’t worry if you don’t know what to say at first. 
Sessions are 50 minutes and can take place in-person, over the phone, or over video (using an encrypted video platform called Jane).
Double sessions of 100 minutes are also available.

INTAKE QUESTIONNAIRE

Prior to your first session I will ask you to fill out a brief intake questionnaire to get to know you better and have you review and sign my consent and confidentiality agreement.

Al Visram, Registered Provisional Psychologist

Email: al.visram@finebalancewellness.ca
Phone: (780) 263-9532

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