Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Marriage and/or Relationship Issues
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Brief Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT)
- Marriage & Couples Counselling
Hello. My name is Dr. Dianne Chappell, and I am a Registered Psychologist in BC (CPBC #1498). I offer quality care and effective treatment to couples and individuals. I have a range of experience, including work in a university counselling centre, provincial mental health centre, Employee and Family Assistance Programs, group therapy programs, and private practice.
Before beginning therapy, many people have tried to make changes on their own. For some, lasting change can be difficult to accomplish, and they may need the assistance of a professional.
Choosing a psychologist involves consideration of their qualifications and expertise, but it is very important for you to feel comfortable and at ease with the therapist you chose. I work in a collaborative and respectful manner with my clients. In therapy, clients contribute their expertise about themselves and their lives, and I bring the psychological knowledge. Together, we will work to create the changes that you want and need in your life. This is especially true for couples, who come to therapy to improve their emotional connection, and to build a relationship together that can sustain them and bring them joy.
Areas of practice include, but are not limited to:
- Couples Therapy
- Interpersonal Difficulties
- Life Transitions
I use different treatment approaches and techniques, depending on client needs and on the research literature. In this way, I can be sure the work we are doing together has been shown to be effective in reducing emotional distress and will meet clients' needs. Cognitive-behaviour therapy has been shown to be very effective for depression, anxiety, and other concerns. When working with couples, I use a treatment called Emotion-Focused Therapy, which the research shows is the most effective treatment to help distressed couples improve their relationship.
Unfortunately, the fees of a Registered Psychologist are not covered by the BC Medical Plan. However, you may have coverage through your extended health plan. Do check with your provider to determine if you have coverage. Even if you do not have coverage, the fees of a Registered Psychologist are deductable as a medical expense on your income tax.
Client fee individuals:$175 per 55 minute hour
Client fee couples/families:$175 per 55 minute hour