About us

South Island Counselling was established as a registered charity in 1975. Since then, more than 15,000 people in the Capital Region District of Victoria, BC have received mental health counselling at the Centre. Annually we counsel over 700 clients. Our commitment, to provide counselling to every person – regardless of their ability to pay – is a lifeline to many low‐income clients who cannot afford help.


Counselling services are calculated on an income-based fee of 0.1% of your gross income up to a maximum of $130.00 per session and a minimum fee of $50.00 per session. For those unable to pay our minimum, we also offer a subsidy for qualified applicants. We also offer supportive, professional level training for clients, professionals and the general public.


Our professionally trained counsellors see people for a wide range of issues such as depression, family conflict, low self-esteem, marital conflict, sexual, emotional, or physical abuse, grief and loss, parent-child problems, relationship issues, and spiritual concerns.


Strengthening mental and emotional health in our community through professional, affordable counselling and training.

Our vision is to promote a healthy, vibrant and inclusive society.


Mental health, community, self-care, family, diversity, professionalism, calm.