Referring Someone You Know
It makes sense that when you’ve had a positive experience with a particular counsellor you would suggest them to people you know. We always strive to maintain high ethical standards in our work. Usually, we recommend that people that are particularly close to you (for example, your partner, mom, or sister) see a different counsellor.
This way, the counsellor you’re working with can focus on and prioritize your needs. When it comes to friends, this is on a case-by-case basis depending on what you’re both working on in counselling.
If you’re thinking about referring someone close to you, you can always chat with your counsellor to see who will be the right fit.
There are a few ways to make a referral. You can invite your client to fill out our Finding the Right Counsellor form. Or, if you’d like to provide continuity of care for your client, feel free to fill out our Professional Referral Form to help us understand how to serve your client best.
Once we start working with your client and have their consent to release information, we can coordinate their care with you (with their permission of course).