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.
Thank you to all those who applied to the posting for a Manager of Development and Communications. The position has now been filled.
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
Living With Loss Part 2 The Twilight Journey: Understanding Grief and Loss at End-of-Life (Thursdays, February 8 – March 15, 2018)
Triple P Positive Parenting Program (Wednesdays, March 28 – May 16, 2018)
Stress and Anxiety Support Group (Thursdays, March 29 – April 19, 2018)
Living With Loss Part 1 – An Introduction to Grief and Loss (Thursdays, April 12 – May 17, 2018)
Me and My Family: An Introduction to Bowen Family Systems Thinking and Family Dynamics (Friday night, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, 2018)
Marriage Preparation Workshop (Saturday, June 9, 2018)
Family Systems Theory – 5-Day Intensive (August 20 – 24, 2018)
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