Cornerstone Counselling Services
Meghan Robertson M.A., R.C.C
I have been engaged in the counselling field since 2007 and have worked in a variety of contexts; including crisis lines, mental health facilities, centres supporting women and children experiencing violence, correctional facilities, and community supportive recovery housing. As part of my own healing journey to work through past trauma, I have also sought out both individual and couples therapy. These experiences, in addition to the contexts I have worked in, have all allowed me to grow as a person as well as a counsellor. While I have experience working with many different problems, my primary areas of specialty are trauma processing through EMDR and Somatic therapies, addictions, as well as working with couples and families.
In my personal life, I have been blessed to be married to my husband for 12 years, and a mom to four young children, a Rhodesian Ridgeback, six goats and 9 chickens.
I take great pride in the health and happiness of my clients and look forward to walking with you!
My fees are based on the standards set by the British Columbia Association of Clinical Counsellors. Because a fit with your counsellor is so important, I offer a free 15-minute phone consultation. I see this as being a chance for you to ask me any questions that might help you see if we would be a good fit. I don't typically ask many details about your situation during this consultation, just in case for whatever reason, we don't move forward together. I would encourage you to have a think ahead of what questions you might have for me to make the most of this time.
I consider every person I have the opportunity to walk with to be unique and capable of shifting any problem that may be getting in the way of being the best version of self possible. It is important to me to collaborate with each client to develop focus points in our work and I tend to adjust my specific approach to fit with that person's needs. I look for strengths and resources in my clients, as sometimes it can be hard for us to recognize those in ourselves. Commonly, I use the following therapeutic approaches as foundations in my work:
Solution-focused Brief Therapy
CBT, ACT, and DBT strategies
Who I Work With
I am excited to offer counselling support to members in the following areas: Parksville, Nanoose Bay, Errington, Qualicum Beach, and Nanaimo.
The varied environments I have worked in have given me opportunities to engage in counselling many different groups of people as well as individuals. Typically, I have worked with:
I have also worked with First Responders and am on a list of BC Professional Firefighters Association (BCPFFA) endorsed clinicians
What I Work With
There are many problems that I have experience supporting clients to shift in their lives, such as:
Trauma and PTSD
Occupational Stress Injury
Early Childhood trauma
Grief and Loss
Stress and Life Change
$110 incl GST/50-minute session
Before beginning counselling, I encourage you to develop a preferred vision for your life; one where the challenges you are currently facing are no longer preventing you from living a life that is as full as it could be. This is an important part of your change process, and will serve as one of the guides for our work together.
Couples and Family Sessions
$120 incl GST/50-minute session
We do not exist in isolation; rather, we grow, heal, and become our best selves in relationship with others. I consider it an honour to support clients in cultivating the healthiest relationships possible with those closest to them.
Due to the nature of couple and family work, I am happy to discuss session fees and length to best fit with your needs.
Financial Support for Sessions
Clients may be eligible to receive financial compensation for our sessions through their health benefit plans.
I am also registered as a counsellor with the following organizations:
Society of Organized Services
Oceanside Hospice Society
Green Shield Canada and SSQ Financial Group
BC Crime Victims' Assistance Program
Pacific Blue Cross and Homewood Health
First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)
Charles Nechtem Associates and Manulife