New Service—Covid19therapy.Ca—Launched On April 27th

April 28, 2020

Corrinne Allyson is a Registered Professional Counsellor and co-founder of

VICTORIA – In response to the evolving pandemic, a team of counselling and technology professionals have launched COVID-19 Therapy (—a service dedicated to connecting registered counselling professionals in British Columbia with front-line health care workers such as respiratory therapists, porters, cleaners, personal support/care workers, doctors and nurses—among many others in need of personal support as they manage the stress and trauma associated with the COVID-19 health crisis.

Here is how the service works.

  • Counsellors, psychologists and social workers able to volunteer and provide support to front-line health care workers register at
  • Credentials of all therapists are verified before they are officially listed.
  • Front-line health care workers in need of support sign-up at the site and receive contact information for three volunteer therapists.
  • They choose which therapist they would like to work with.
  • 3 video or phone sessions are offered free of charge.

Ross Dunn is CEO of StepForth Web Marketing Inc. and co founder of

COVID-19 Therapy was co-founded by Dr. Corrinne Allyson, a Victoria-based mental health professional with over 30 years of experience as a psychotherapist, counsellor, and educator, and Ross Dunn, CEO of StepForth Web Marketing in an effort to give back to the front-line health care workers of British Columbia. The team has volunteered hundreds of hours in developing COVID-19 Therapy, and StepForth has generously covered all web-related expenses including premium hosting services and plugin licenses.

“There have been different approaches in BC regarding the need for volunteer counselling in the community.  We recognize that front-line workers are at capacity and many do not have the ‘bandwidth’ left to search different services and find one that works for them.  We wanted something quick, easy, and direct. Thus, was created. We hope this site will be supportive to those to whom we owe so much,” said Dr. Corrinne Allyson.

“My wife is an Intensive Care nurse, and I have seen firsthand the extraordinary commitment of health care workers—I felt I had to do something to give back,” added Dunn.


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