Individual, Couple and Family Counselling
Face to Face Counselling,
Suite 1210 - 750 West Broadway,
Pat Roles, MSW, RSW, BCATR,
Registered Social Worker, Registered Art Therapist
Individual, Couple and Family Therapist
Specialty areas include: eating disorders, adoption reunion & birthparent grief, separation & divorce,
loss, relationship issues, blended families, children and adolescents.
Booking Appointments & Pay Online Options via Credit Card
Book appointments via email or phone: 604-375-9215
1210-750 West Broadway (Fairmont Medical Building - Broadway and Cambie - near Canada Line)
Evening and weekend appointments available.
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Vancouver officelocation: Map to Fairmont Medical Building, 750 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC, V5Z 1H6, BC
- Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance. If a cancellation occurs within 24 hours and I am unable to fill in the space with another client, then the cancellation fee is equal to a one hour session of $130.
Once you have booked and confirmed your face-to-face individual or family therapy appointment with Patricia Roles via email, then you have various payment options. You may pay on the day of the appointment by cheque or cash. If you wish to pay via credit card through Paypal, then this transaction needs to take place prior to your appointment. Follow the directions below to pay by credit card.
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Pay for a 1 hour counselling session in Pat Roles' local office or SKYPE session
$130 (Canadian funds):
Pay for a 1 1/2 hour counselling session in Pat Roles' local office or SKYPE session
$195 (Canadian funds):
Pay for a 2 hour counselling session in Pat Roles' local office or SKYPE session
$260 (Canadian funds):
Pay for an email consultation about online therapy practice issues
$60 (Canadian funds):
Find Out More About:
Find Out More About
Pat Roles has over 25 years counselling experience as an individual and family therapist. She received her MSW in 1981 and her Post Graduate Certificate in Art Therapy in 1989. She has been a clinical supervisor for 19 years. Her particular specialties are
counselling around eating disorders, adoption issues, separation, divorce, loss, step families, chronic illness, and overall family relationships and dynamics including relationship communication.
Life's problems can interfere with
relationships, overall happiness, home and work life, mental and physical health, and a sense of inner peace. Worrying about problems can keep you awake at night. Problems can overwhelm you to the point of feeling powerless, distressed, angry, sad, anxious, tense, or helpless. They drain your energy away from the joy in life. When you are overwhelmed it can be difficult to think clearly to figure out what to do to improve your situation on your own. You may be reactive and repeating familiar, yet stuck patterns as you try to cope. It is hard to change familiar patterns even if they are not working for you.
Counselling is not advice giving. It is a process to help you find your own path through problems that are interfering with your life. The
Counsellingis a collaborative process that may help you to express yourself. Through expression you can identify, clarify and deconstruct your concerns so you can begin to address issues in your life and sort out where to put your energy. It may assist you to regain a feeling of control, trust your decisions, explore potential solutions to problems, reflect on future possibilities, feel support, feel listened to, realize your own strength and resources, and promote a sense of well-being. counsellor is like a guide or coachwho helps you find your own answers to move from what is known and familiar toward new possibilities for living your life in a more satisfying way. You are the expert on your own life, and the therapist is your consultant. Counselling is most suited to men and women who are:
- trying to deal with the
overwhelming feelingswith multiple pressures or challenges in life
seeking personal growth, change or improved emotional well-being
- needing guidance with life transitions,
mid-life crises, career changes or loneliness
- facing difficult decisions or adjustments
- dealing with issues related to
adoption, blended families, single parenting or stepparenting
- desiring bereavement support with grief and loss brought about through death, pregnancy losses of miscarriage, stillbirth, abortion, relinquishing a baby for adoption, and other losses such as separation or divorce, disability, loss of fertility, loss of a special relationship or loss of a job
- making decisions around unplanned pregnancies
- adapting to major family change after separation or divorce or family moves
- dealing with the challenges facing
couples or single parents in relationships with others
- facing parenting issues infants, young children or teenagers, conflict between parents and teenagers, and contending with the stage of adolescence
stress of workor other life pressures and demands
- wanting to improve
marital or couple relationships, or family communication within your nuclear, blended or extended family
- working through issues with your parents, extended family members, siblings or partner's family
- surviving your
illness, health crisis or living with a chronic health condition,a friend's illnessor that of a family member such as child, parent or partner
- care-giving for elderly parents while being a parent to your own children: balancing your needs and the needs of others
- adjusting to
having a baby, child or adolescent with a chronic or life-threatening illness, special needs, a disability or a health condition
- coping with distress through weight or food issues on the continuum from anorexia, bulimia, or obesity through to eating disturbances, picky or fussy eating
- living with family members suffering with emotional difficulties such as anxiety, depression, or eating disorders, especially parents who are supporting children, youth or young adults facing anorexia, bulimia or obesity
- adjusting to adoption reunion or needing support as adoption triad members search for adoptees, birth siblings, or birthparents, or any issues related to birthparent counseling or the adoption triangle
Stepparent adoptions in British Columbiarequire an interview with your child by a registered social worker, if he or she is between ages 7 - 12, to obtain his or her views on the proposed adoption and name change.If your child is age 12 or older, he or she must consent to the adoption or name change. If you live in the Vancouver and Lower Mainland area, then a face to face in home interview including the report can be provided at a fee of approximately $300 - $400 (Canadian) depending on the complexity of the situation. You can request this service by contacting me via email at: Child Interview Request
Workshops and Presentations
In addition to offering
e-therapy, Patricia Roles offers workshopson a variety of topics including birthparent grief and loss, adoption reunion issues, art therapy from a narrative perspective, art therapy with loss and grief, family art therapy, family therapy via telehealth, email counselling, family therapy and eating disorders with children and youth. You can send inquiries through the feedback email on this site.
Patricia Roles' Online and Face-to-face Counselling Services Vancouver and the Lower Mainland, British Columbia, Canada www.e-mailtherapy.com
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