South Island Centre for Counselling and Training Society was established as a registered charity on June 6, 1975. For 42 years, we have been providing professional, affordable, reliable and accessible mental health counselling and training services to those in need in the Capital Region District.
We are funded in part by the Province of BC, the City of Victoria, the United Way of Greater Victoria, Coast Capital, the Catholic Foundation of Vancouver Island, the Harbourside Rotary Club and donors.
South Island Centre for Counselling and Training provides professional, affordable mental health counselling services to all individuals, children, youth and families in support of personal, relational and spiritual wholeness.
The South Island Centre has a posting for a Manager of Development and Communications. This position is the “face” of the Centre and will be responsible for attaining financial support through grants and other means, reporting to our Board and other stakeholders, keeping donors and the community apprised of our goals and events, helping to develop strategic plans, and maintaining public relations.
This position will remain open until filled. Please note that only those short-listed for an interview will be contacted.
What We Do
We provide professional, affordable, income-based counselling services for all individuals, children, youth, couples and families in need from experienced, clinical counsellors. We also offer supportive, professional level training for clients, professionals and the general public.
Some of our counsellors are volunteer counsellors helping us provide services. A counsellor will be assigned to you based on your individual needs and circumstances.
We’re also a training centre for students working on their Master degrees in helping professions like counselling, psychology and social work. 4-6 students are supervised and trained every year at South Island Centre.
For clergy and laypeople, pastoral counselling, spiritual direction, and pastoral care team training is also available. Call the Centre directly for more information on these services.
Counselling is by appointment only.
Current Training Opportunities
There are no current training opportunities. Please see below for upcoming courses in 2018.
Pastoral Care Team Training: The Nuts and Bolts of Forming, Maintaining and Nurturing Your Team (Thursday, January 18, 2018)
Positive Psychology Group for Happiness and Meaning (Tuesdays, February 6 – 27, 2018)
Living With Loss Part 2 The Twilight Journey: Understanding Grief and Loss at End-of-Life (Thursdays, February 8 – March 15, 2018)
Living With Loss Part 1 – An Introduction to Grief and Loss (April 2018; dates to be determined)
The Province of British Columbia
The Harbourside Rotary Foundation
United Way of Greater Victoria
The Catholic Foundation of Vancouver Island
Coast Capital Savings
City of Victoria