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     Derrick Shirley, M.Sc.

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What is “Skype”?

With more than 350 million registered users, Skype is the most popular, FREE voice communication service in the world. If you use Skype to make PC to PC communication, you pay only your monthly Internet service, which you would anyway have paid without Skype.

You can make unlimited and totally free calls, worldwide, to anyone provided that person is using Skype too. For more information, visit:

What is online counselling/coaching?

There are several methods of connecting for a counselling or coaching session. The most preferred and popular method is in-person. However, when in-person sessions are not available for a variety of reasons (limited local services, convenience, or personal preference), online/distance sessions are a great alternative.

Online counseling refers to the provision of professional mental health counselling services concerns via the internet. The online/distance  services that Derrick provides for counselling and coaching are via webcam (through Skype) and on the phone.


Kraus, R.; Zack, J.; Stricker, G. (2004), Online Counseling: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals, San Diego, California: Elsevier Academic Press

How much do sessions cost?

In-person sessions with a coach, registered counsellor or psychologist in private practice can vary in range.

Value Packages are available for Derrick’s online/distance services upon request.

If you have any questions or need more  information, please contact Derrick directly.

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