contactHow to contact me:

Marie Robertson

(613) 421-0344





How to choose a counsellor:

Effective therapy requires a good fit between you (the client) and the counsellor you choose. What determines a good fit? Things like: the counsellor’s experience and counselling style, the combination of the two personalities, and your readiness to explore issues.

There are also very practical concerns like:

  • Cost — I have a few sliding-scale spots available in my practice. My usual hourly rate is $100 for one-on-one counselling and $120 for couple counselling.
  • Location — my office is located in Ottawa in Centretown.
  • Access to public transportation or parking – you can get to me easily by bus and there is free street parking in the area.
  • Hours that suit your schedule — I work Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and I offer some evening appointments as well.

My clients are primarily members of the LGBTTQ community (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, transgender, queer). I also see gay-positive heterosexual people.

I encourage you to shop around for a counsellor…make a few phone calls and ask questions. Be clear about what you would like to work on. Narrow down your choice to at least three counsellors and then take advantage of ‘free consultations’ to find the best counsellor for YOU.

I’d be happy to answer your questions and/or set up a free consultation.