Rates and Details



My fee is $120 for a 50 minute session, and $160 for a 90 minute session.


The office is located in the Hastings-Sunrise area (near East Hastings and Nanaimo). For the exact address, please e-mail me. It is not posted online for privacy.

Access information

The office is scent reduced. Please refrain from using scented products before your visit (including natural oils). 

The downstairs door is kept locked. At the time of your appointment, I will meet you downstairs and welcome you to the space.

There is a flight of stairs as you enter. If this presents an access barrier, please e-mail me prior to your appointment so that I can arrange alternate office space for our meeting.

The washrooms are gendered and single-stall.

The counselling office has a wood floor with two area rugs. There is natural lighting from a skylight, as well as several lamps. We can adjust the lighting in the space to your preference. 

In terms of seating, there is a sofa as well as several chair options and an exercise ball.


There is metered parking nearby, as well as street parking in the surrounding area.

public transit

The office is near bus routes, and approximately a 20 minute bus ride away from both Renfrew and 29th Avenue stations.


If you arrive by bike, you are more than welcome to bring your bike into the office.

methods of payment

I currently accept cash; cheques payable to Vanessa Fernando; credit card payments; and Interac e-transfer (to vanessa@vanessafernando.com).


extended BENEFITS

Social work services may be covered under your extended benefits plan. Check with your extended health benefits provider, or with ihaveaplan.ca if you are a student.