Wade R. Alexander’s Counselling Practice and COVID-19 virus precautionary measures
I understand the complex circumstances we are facing personally as individuals, families, and communities, nationally and globally.
The impact of the COVID-19 virus might provoke many emotions during this time of uncertainty.
Based upon the recommendations of the regulatory bodies that govern my counselling practice,
the service-provider agencies, and the clients whom I serve, I will continue to provide
remote counselling services to new and existing clients.
I suspended face-to-face counselling on Tuesday March 11, 2020.
Remote counselling services will be different from face-to-face encounters and will occur via electronic communication technologies, including videoconference and telephonic contact. Electronic technologies facilitate ongoing therapeutic support, and I will make every attempt to respect your confidentiality and privacy. However, secure and encrypted videoconference platforms have limitations and can pose a risk to your personal information. For safety reasons, I might ask you to provide additional information to support the use of these platforms, such as personal contacts to whom I could reach out in the event that the technology fails.
In-office sessions will continue once the danger of the pandemic is more fully understood, and face-to-face counselling sessions might resume. In the interim, please take good care of yourselves and each other during these challenging times.
Wade R. Alexander
For up-to-date information on COVID-19, I trust
BC Centre for Disease Control.
Here you will find current recommendations on social distancing, testing, and treatment guidelines.
If you have symptoms of COVID-19 such as cough, fever, or new shortness of breath
contact your health provider or call 811 (the wait time may be longer than normal).
COVID-19 BC Support App and Self-Assessment Tool
for self-assessment and guidance.