Counselling Therapy Options

We provide Counselling Therapy in-person at our office in New Minas and Berwick as well as online counselling so you can do counselling from the comfort of your own home. We also offer Experiential Therapy - ask about our options outside the office.


Our standard rate is $130.00 / 1 hr. session

The Rate for Couple and Family sessions is $175.00/ 1 hr. session

We also offer flexible rates.

Many insurance companies cover some or all of the costs associated with counselling sessions. Medavie Blue Cross, Manulife, Sunlife, Canada Life, the Health Association of Nova Scotia offer partial or complete mental health coverage for counselling.  Check your coverage to ensure that your insurance plan provider covers Registered Counselling Therapists, Counsellors or Psychotherapists.

Or call us at 902 698 1194 to discuss in advance.

In Person Therapy: 

Greenwich, NS Office

Five Star Wellbeing Counselling and Mental Health 
381 Sunnyside Road Greenwich, NS
Five Star Wellbeing Greenwich Office 1
Five Star Wellbeing Greenwich Office 2

Berwick, NS Office


Berwick Office

Shane MacDow offers Counselling Therapy at his home office in Berwick Nova Scotia. 

$130.00/ 1 hr. session

Online Counselling

Online Counselling

Online Therapy

We offer Online Therapy for those who have difficulty getting to the office, or would just prefer to have counselling in the comfort of their own home.

$130.00/ 1 hr. session

Experiential Therapy

Outdoor Therapy

Experiential Therapy

We offer Experiential Therapy for those that prefer to take therapy outside the traditional office environment and somewhere comfortable or therapeutic for you. 

$130.00/ 1 hr. session

Credentials and Registrations

Derrick McEachern


Canadian Certified Counsellor #0575

Nova Scotia Registered Counselling Therapist  #13-003

Derrick McEachern Registered Counselling Therapist

Insurance Provider Coverage for Counselling Therapy

Many insurance plans cover some, or all of the cost of counselling with a Registered Counselling Therapist.   Some insurance providers may require additional information. For further information contact us.

Below is a list of known employers and insurance companies that provide coverage. Check with your employer and/or insurance provider for specific requirements. 

 Admiral Insurance 

Cabot Links Employees

Cape Breton University Faculty and Staff

Dalhousie University Faculty and Staff

Blue Cross (Medavie)

Excel Auto Supplies

First Nations and Inuit Health

Gerhartdts Property Improvement

Halifax Loacal Union 56 United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing, Steamfitters and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada.

Halifax Professional Firefighters Association

Halifax Regional Police Association

Health Association of Nova Scotia

Inside Out Cleaning Services, Blockhouse, NS

Interim Federal Health Program Providing Services to Newcomers

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers - Local 625


Kohltech International

Ledwidge Lumber

Local 615 Mainland Nova Scotia Labourers

Manulife Financial Employees

Nova Scotia Community College Academic Union


Port Hawksbury Paper

Professional Association of Residents - Maritime Provinces Dalhousie Medical School Residents

Public Service Commission of Canada

RWAM Insurance Administrators

St. Francis Xavier University Faculty and Staff

Shaw Group


Sobeys Corporate

Tandus Flooring Limted

The Summit Spa, Spring Garden Road, Halifax

Unifor Local 434 L.P. Building Products

Universite Sainte-Anne

Veteran Affairs Canada (VAC), Program of Choice 12 (P.O.C) 12

Workers Compensation Board

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