Areas of practice
- Anxiety and/or Panic
- Death and Dying
- Grief and Loss - General
- Self-Esteem Issues
- Stress Management
- Trauma Counselling
- Body Centred Psychotherapy
- Body Centred Therapy
- Emotionally Focused Therapy - Individuals
- Energy Psychotherapy
- Humanistic Therapy
- Mindfulness approaches
- Relaxation Therapy
- Skype/Video Counselling
Counselling practice website:http://s-bilsker-and-associates.business.site/
My practice is focused on the ability of each individual to discover their own inner resources and reach their own resolutions. Whether it's dealing with a phobia, panic attack, self-esteem, weight and body image, addictions or any other challenges, it is a matter of getting back in touch with our ability to heal ourselves.
There is no magic solution and no quick fix. In a sense, the real magic is being able to realize and understand where our power is. My role is to support you in that process using a variety of methods and approaches such as, hypnotherapy and other Eastern methods which enhance your ability to increase your own inner awareness and discover the keys to creating change in your life.
I have been in private practice in Vancouver for 36 years and have worked in a wide range of approaches to healing and self-empowerment. My work with clients has taught me a great deal about myself and my ability to overcome issues throughout my life.
In my practice I offer that experience along with my skills to support you in finding your own way. Everyone is different, with different needs and the cookie-cutter approach simply does not work. My first priority is to learn who you are and allow you to tell me verbally or nonverbally what you need so I can support you in whatever process is appropriate. I am also registered with the Crime Victim Assistance Program in BC.
I offer a 20 min. consultation at no cost to you so you can meet with me and decide if what I have to offer is appropriate for you.
I grew up in Montréal. In 1982 I moved to Vancouver and began my practice using hypnotherapy and other modalities. As I continued my practice I began to realize that there was a need for proper training in the area of hypnotherapy and counselling. In 1986 I started the Orca Institute a private postsecondary Institute in Vancouver. It is now the longest running and only designated hypnotherapy school in Canada with students worldwide. In 1989 I became the 17th member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and later served on its Legislative Committee. During this time I was working with many people with chronic illness.
I learned much about myself and my therapy from these clients especially about how we view our own mortality and what healing really is. My practice and approach have changed over the years and I look forward to sharing what I have learned with my clients in the hope that it might enhance their own ability to find their own way. I am also a Certified Fitness Trainer and a Nature Photographer. Please feel free to call me. I enjoyed talking to people who feel they are ready to make the next move on their path to overcoming an issue.
There some alternative ways of payment for your counselling sessions if you are not able to afford to pay a full fee.
Extended Medical Plan
Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) services might be covered by your extended health care plan. Great-West Life, Manulife, Green Shield, Pacific Blue Cross, Insurance, Sunlife Insurance, Pacific Blue Cross, and other insurance providers may reimburse you for the services of RCCs. Please check with your provider if your policy will cover your counselling sessions.
If they do not list “Registered Clinical Counsellor” in their policy but cover 'psychologist' or 'social worker services' it might still be possible to get your counselling services reimbursed. You might still get reimbursed if you request of your employer and/or insurance company to adjust your plan. To do this, talk to your employer, Human Resources department or insurance company and request a small change to the plan's coverage. There should be no additional cost. I will be happy to provide you with a letter you can send.
Client fee individuals:$120.00 per hour