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Professional Fees for intensive marriage or
individual retreat with George Hartwell M.Sc.
The fees for the exclusive professional time of George Hartwell M.Sc.
is billed at $100.00 (Canadian) per hour of planned therapy.
In advance a nonrefundable deposit is required.
In general this is 1/3 of the total fees for your retreat.
If, for some reason you cannot attend a booked retreat
your deposit is a credit that can be used over the next 12 months for
retreat or other services such as phone counselling.
Location options for Christian counselling retreat
A simple option follows the practice of John
Regier. You attend three hours per day at my office over a
week: Monday to Friday. Total hours is 15.
A second option is to plan for six hours per day over a weekend
including either the Friday or the Monday. Total hours is
18. This may be at my office or a retreat location outside of
Toronto that we mutually agree on.
What to expect during your individual or couple retreat
The retreat is a prayerful time - if that is what you want - and that
means that we start and finish with prayer and it means we
prayerfully include God in the life transformation process.
The retreat is a listening time. This means that I am to focus
listening on you and to you to hear what you want and discern how to
The retreat therapy is not a pre-scheduled program. This means
that we can be flexible in how we use the therapeutic time. For
couples this means that if it is more constructive to meet with me
alone for a session we can do that; but, generally, I will try to
work with a couple as a couple.
The schedule usually is composed of three hour sessions. The
three hour sessions often include a break around mid-point. The
exact schedule will be worked out closer to the time.
What outcomes have others experienced during
their individual or couple retreat
Everyone has found that a professional retreat with me
is well worth the investment. Sometimes beyond their highest expectations.
Retreats have brought about significant confrontation
of issues, clarity, and often breakthroughs - fundamental changes in
attitude, understanding, behavior patterns, relationships or
identity. I have a very positive feeling about what can be
accomplished in a retreat.
Most often an emotional breakthrough is achieved after
12 to 18 hours of an individual therapeutic retreat. Couples
find clarity or a breakthrough in 15 to 30 hours of a couples therapy
retreat. See testimonies.