Important Information to Work in Tandem with You

Rates: My rates are $180 per 60-minute individual session and $270.00 per 90-minute couple sessions

Insurance: Please consult with your human resources department or your insurance company to determine whether your employee or extended benefit plan covers therapy provided by a Registered Therapeutic Counsellor under the ACCT (Association of Cooperative Counselling Therapists of Canada).

Payment: Payment will be collected at the time of service by e-transfer.
​Receipts are provided.

Cancellations:If you find it necessary to cancel an appointment, please contact me at least 24 hours in advance. Cancellations with less than 24 hours advance notice will be charged the full price for the session.  I may terminate counselling in the event that you have missed 3 appointments without calling to cancel 24 hours prior to the scheduled appointments.

Every Therapy has its Pros and Cons

Counselling involves sharing sensitive, personal and private information that may be at times uncomfortable and painful. During the course of counselling, there may be periods when you will experience degrees of negative feelings (such as increased uneasiness as you work through and face issues, confusion, frustration, sadness, anger, and other emotions as part of the overall healing process) and some days will be hard as well as uplifting and hopeful.

The positives include relief, joy, hope, strength, comfort, direction, improved relationships, stronger coping skills, greater awareness to face life’s challenges, problem solving, and a deeper spirituality. Results will vary by case and individuals and results are not always predictable.

Forms: Before the first session, could you please fill out the Confidential Intake Form and the Informed Consent Form. These are available at the links below. 

          Confidential Intake Form                                  Online Counselling


           Informed Consent Form

You may print out the forms and bring them with you to the first session, or if you prefer, you can scan and e-mail the completed forms to me directly at 

If you are not able to download and send the forms, I can provide the forms at your first session.

Michael Nishi

Tandem Counselling

Burnaby, BC Canada


Please expect a response within 1 or 2 business days of emailing your request.

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide and are in need of urgent and immediate help, please call 911, or 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE), or call your local crisis centre, 988, or go to your nearest hospital.

Hope and Support for Your Life

Please email me if you want more information on how counselling can help you.

I currently only work with
adults 19 years and older.

All sessions are by appointment only.

Sessions are currently being done online and on limited days at this time.

If you or someone you know is having thoughts of suicide and in need of immediate and urgent help, please call 911, or 1-800-784-2433 (1-800-SUICIDE), or your local crisis centre, 988, or go to your nearest hospital.

Both of the 310-6789 and 1-800-SUICIDE phone lines are available in over 140 languages using a language service.  Let them know which language you require.

Contact the BC Crisis Centre:

  • Anywhere in BC 1-800-SUICIDE: 1-800-784-2433

  • Mental Health Support Line: 310-6789

  • Vancouver Coastal Regional Distress Line: 604-872-3311

  • Sunshine Coast/Sea to Sky: 1-866-661-3311

  • Seniors Distress Line: 604-872-1234

  • Online Chat Service for Youth:
    (Noon to 1 AM)

  • Online Chat Service for Adults:
    (Noon to 1 AM)

Working in Tandem for the Changes You Seek in Life

Tandem Counselling