Essence of Self uses social media as a platform to help people become more educated, aware, and engaged with their mental health and well-being. The information shared comes primarily from current research and literature within the field of psychology.
Please note that the use of social media is not intended to be a substitute for the benefits therapy and counselling offer. This information is provided with the intent to increase the availability of mental health resources and knowledge to individuals seeking to improve their well-being and may not be able to afford one-on-one counselling session at this time. Reading information online can help you further understand your situation and present concerns but I encourage you to filter information through your own worldview. Please keep in mind that what works for you may not work for others and vice versa. It is not always possible to provide all details in one post therefore it is okay to question or disagree with any writing provided. Not every post will resonate with you. It is okay to take what you need and leave the rest.
SOCIAL MEDIA POLICY
As a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC), my professional association (BCACC), requires that I have a social media policy. This policy delineates how I conduct myself on the internet as mental health profession and how you can expect me to respond in interaction that occur between us through social media. You have a choice as to what you reveal about yourself online. Please remember social media is a public forum. Conversational interactions have their limits to confidentiality as comments and posts can be viewed by others. It is my role to keep our relationship completely confidential. If you would like to book a session please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to protect your privacy. My public engagements needs to end at the invitation to private connections.