We hope to see you at our 42nd Anniversary Fundraising Gala on Saturday, October 21st at the Delta Ocean Pointe! Please click here for more information.

Welcome to South Island Centre for Counselling and Training

Our History

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.

Our Mission

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.

Job Posting: Manager of Development & Communications

The South Island Centre has an opening for a Manager of Development and Communications. This individual 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 public relations. Closing date for applications is November 6, 2017. Click here Manager of Development and Communications for further information.

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.

Contact Us:


(250) 472-2851



Business Hours:

Counselling is by appointment only.

Current Training On Offer

Young Adults Support group for Anxiety (Tuesdays, Oct. 10 – Dec. 5, 2017: 6:30-8:30pm). Please submit your registration no later than Wednesday, October 4th, 2017,

Making It Work for Teens! (Saturdays, Oct.14 -Nov.4, 2017: 1:30– 4:30pm).Please submit your registration no later than Saturday,October 14th, 2017.

Living with Loss Part 1, an Introduction to Grief and Loss (Thursdays, Oct. 19- Nov. 23, 2017).Please submit your registration no later than Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.

Me And My Personality (Saturday, October 28, 2017).Please submit your registration no later than Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2017.

Annual Fundraising Gala 2017

Save the date! Our annual fundraising Gala will be held on Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa. Tickets are $95 and can be purchased by calling our office at 250-472-2851 ext. 101.

Our Supporters

The Province of British Columbia

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The Harbourside Rotary Foundation

The Harbourside Rotary Foundation

United Way of Greater Victoria


The Catholic Foundation of Vancouver Island

Coast Capital Savings

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City of Victoria

St. Luke Cedar Hill Anglican Church