Frequently Asked Questions

SMB Counselling Group in Bedford has a two week guarantee, which means we will schedule your initial appointment within two weeks!
All mental health professionals that hold a provincial license to practice, can be referred as either a Counsellor or Therapist! Whether someone holds a Master’s degree in Social Work or Master’s degree in Counselling, all are Counsellors/Therapists.
Sessions are generally 50 minutes.
24 hours notice is required for cancellations. The full hourly rate will be charged for any missed appointments without the full 24 hours notice and will be paid prior to booking another therapy session.
Generally yes and yes. Each individual benefit plan differs based on what YOUR EMPLOYER chose for coverage. We are happy to direct bill for any insurer that allows for direct billing for our providers, however not every insurer have opened direct billing for mental health services. We recommend you check your individual benefit plan. Ask whether Social Workers and/or Registered Counselling Therapists are covered!
You can choose on line, in person, or blended! You can even choose to go for a walk after your initial session if you prefer. We are not a traditional counselling team. We want our clients to feel at ease when they come for counselling; we meet the client where they are at in their wellness journey!

Payments are due prior to the time of the appointment. You can upload your credit card in your client portal, which will be provided to you once you have booked an individual counseling or online counseling appointment with us!

We direct bill to Blue Cross Medevie, Non-Insured Health Benefits (NIHB), Canada Life! but will gladly provide you with a receipt for submission to your individual insurance company.


How To Get Started

SMB Counselling Group in Nova Scotia offers in-person counselling from our Bedford office or online from anywhere in Nova Scotia and Ontario.

You can book a free phone consultation or appointment online using the buttons below. You can also send us a message or call us and we’ll book you in.

*Please note that some of our therapists cannot be scheduled
online. Please contact us.


(902) 266-3311

If you have questions or prefer to book an appointment through our contact form, send us a message. We will respond within one business day.