Ethical Practice Standards
Therapy can bring up difficult issues. In any treatment, it is important that you feel able to discuss your concerns or raise questions you may have, as this is crucial to progress in your therapy. Misunderstandings or other difficult or uncomfortable issues may arise in our relationship and are not uncommon in the process of therapy. If you are unhappy with what is happening in therapy, I hope that youíll talk about it with me so that I can respond to your concerns. I will take criticism seriously with care and respect.
As an International Psychoanalytic Association approved psychoanalyst, I am guided by the ethical practice standards of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society, a component society of the IPA. If you believe that I have been unwilling to listen and to respond, or that I have behaved unethically, and you would like to discuss any concerns with someone independent of your therapy, you can contact the Ethics Committee of the Canadian Psychoanalytic Society.
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor in British Columbia, I am also guided by the Standards of Clinical Practice and Guidelines for Registered Clinical Counsellors. See the instructions for their complaints procedure on their website.