Uncontrollable feelings and life setbacks don’t have to end badly. In fact, by learning mental dexterity and emotional intelligence, negative feelings and situations can be turned into opportunities that suit our interests. Emotional intelligence is about understanding our feelings, managing our behaviours, and confronting the difficult issues we face with insight. But emotional intelligence isn’t a talent. It’s learned.
The Manifest Method takes the best parts of coaching, counselling and personal development to create practical professional counselling that men can understand and engage with. We take the mystery out of therapy by delivering straight talk that helps guys figure out why they’re malfunctioning so they can develop the mental agility and acumen to determine their future and turn crisis into opportunity. Through our pragmatic method we can typically help a guy figure themselves out in about eight sessions. So, what are you waiting for?
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We help you figure out what you're feeling so you can manage your behaviours better.
When you understand yourself, you'll be prepared to deal with anything that life throws at you.
Hit Your Potential
Figure out who you are, and who you could be, to manifest the best version of yourself.
Be your own coach and prepare for uncertainty. Function better in life and improve your future.
You'll meet your coach to ensure you have a rapport. You’ll then agree to a plan with them and establish your commitment to the process. We’ll tell you about the inputs, timing, milestones, and what experiences you can expect.
Your counsellor works with you to articulate what you want out of life and design your ideal future. We’ll commit the plan to paper and set tangible goals that help you stay on track to achieve your vision.
We’ll work together to take inventory of your personal attributes and understand what’s limiting your performance. By looking at your current situation and entertaining different perspectives, you’ll understand where you are now and how you got there.
Acknowledging that you have a few broken parts, but truckloads of fully functioning components helps identify your uniqueness and advantages. We’ll work with you to define your positive attributes and understand what you have to offer the world.
Your counsellor is going to get real and help you understand what attributes are holding you back from managing your feelings and situation effectively. Negative traits can be turned into positives. This is what develops your mental dexterity.
You’ll work with your counsellor to develop a plan and give you practical tools to achieve your desired state in the real world. We’ll incorporate milestones and progress checks to keep you moving in the right direction.
Here’s where you review your progress with your coach to understand what’s working, what isn’t, and adjust your plan accordingly. At this point, you’ll be able to use your tools to handle any challenges ahead.
You’ll need to bring the desire to improve and the ability to reflect while being accountable for your progress. It’s not going to be easy, but it will give you life-long strategies that can bring you closer to your best self.
01 How many sessions do people normally have?
Professional counselling takes most men around 6 to 10 sessions to resolve their situation. Ultimately it depends upon their diagnosis and treatment plan.
02 How much does it cost?
Most guys come for an hour of counselling and that's $140 but you can book shorter or longer increments. Each 15-minute increment is $40. If it's determined that you'd benefit from a psychologist, they are available at $220 per hour. Most of the cost is covered by medical insurance or employer benefits and any portion remaining can be made via Visa, Mastercard or E-transfer.
03 Will this go on my medical record?
No notes are added to a medical record of any kind. Records are kept electronically in a private, secure, cloud-based third-party app.
04 Is it like a course?
Our model consists of eight steps that take six to ten sessions to complete. Note, some guys take a little bit longer depending on their diagnosis and treatment plan.
05 What if I don't like my counsellor?
It's important to connect and establish rapport with your counsellor. If for some reason you don't click, we'll reassign you to another one. All of your notes will be transferred, so you don't lose any ground.
06 Can we do this over video chat?
You can attend in person or through secure PIPEDA-compliant video conferencing services. We also provide a secure client portal for document retrieval, communication, scheduling and more.
07 How long are the sessions?
Sessions can be anywhere between 15 and 120 minutes. You get to choose how long. Outside of the sessions, there are reading and homework assignments you can choose to complete. They are not mandatory but they will expedite your progress.
08 Is it covered by benefits or insurance?
All of our Counsellors have a Master's degree and are Registered Clinical Counsellors (R.C.C). This credential is the standard for certification in BC and recognized by most benefits providers - Sunlife, Manulife, Pacific Blue Cross, Green Shield, Empire Life, Great West Life. Check with your employer to confirm mental health and wellness is covered in your package.
09 Am I expected to do homework?
There are some practical exercises for you to experiment with in your normal life. You're not obliged to do them, but you'll accelerate if you do. We also offer recommended readings that will help expedite your success.
10 Do I need a doctor's referral?
No, you don't need a referral. In fact, most guys come to us because they feel like something isn't right in their life or have a nagging feeling that they could perform better.
I just needed a practical way of working through the problem. I didn’t want to be on the couch. I wanted to take action.
It’s a refreshing way of looking at myself. I’ve tried counselling before, but this is more honest. More objective. More real.
I still have a way to go, but I feel like I understand what’s getting in my way better. I haven’t been able to get that from talking before.
Learn practical tools to improve your wellbeing and get more out of life.
Feelings and emotions are complicated. Let us help you untangle them so you can feel better.