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Free and Affordable Counselling in Victoria
1Up - Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre

103-4489 Viewmont Avenue
Victoria, BC V8Z 5K8

  • Counselling for single parent members, self-awareness, parenting time management, boundaries, anatomy of anger, and mentoring
  • Up to 10 free sessions
  • Self-referral
Visit the 1Up - Victoria Single Parent Resource Centre Website
Addictions Outpatient Treatment (Island Health)

1250 Quadra Street 2nd floor
Victoria, BC V8W 2K7

  • Adults with substance abuse
  • Free
  • Self-referral or (GP-medical doctor referral)
Visit the Addictions Outpatient Treatment (Island Health) Website
Arbour Counselling Centre

4277 Quadra Street
Victoria, BC V8X 1L5

  • Individual counselling
  • Sliding scale; Lowest $80/session
Visit the Arbour Counselling Centre Website
Beacon Community Services

9860 Third Street
Sidney, BC V8L 4R2

  • Adult, youth, and children counselling
  • Seniors peer counselling (Free)
  • Youth and family services
  • Self-referral (Sliding scale; Lowest $5/session)
Visit the Beacon Community Services Website
Cascadia Counselling Clinic

300 – 755 Queens Avenue
Victoria, BC V8T 1M2

  • Individual, couple & family counselling, and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
  • Sliding scale; Lowest $50/session
  • Self-referral or (GP-medical doctor)
Visit the Cascadia Counselling Clinic Website
Citizens' Counselling

941 Kings Road
Victoria, BC V8T 1W7

  • Adults — individual, couples and group counselling
  • Sliding scale; Lowest $10/session
  • Self-referral
Visit the Citizens' Counselling Website

The VicCityU Clinic offers free, confidential, professional counselling services to people in the Vancouver Island region and Victoria community.

The VicCityU Clinic offers mid-range (12-24 sessions) counselling with Masters of Counselling Interns in their final year of their program and are supervised by a Registered Clinical Counsellor (BCACC).

The VicCityU Clinic is currently offering teletherapy (video and telephone counselling) and in person counselling with the opening of the Victoria location in July 2023. The VicCityU Clinic provides counselling services within an integrated and collaborative practice model.

The VicCityU Clinic is open to all people from Monday to Friday from 9 am to -12 pm for inquiries, and by appointment with an assigned Counsellor at a mutually agreed time.

Visit the VicCityU Website
Counselling Support Centre


  • Online, low-cost counselling
  • Serviced by graduate students under supervision by professional counsellors, psychologists or registered clinical counsellors

Visit the Counselling Support Centre Website
Discovery Youth & Family Services (Island Health)

Esquimalt Health Unit
530 Fraser Street 2nd floor
Victoria, BC V9A 6H7

  • Substance abuse youth (13-19) & family counselling
  • Free
  • Self-referral
Visit the Discovery Youth & Family Services (Island Health) Website
Epsilon Counselling

550 – 2950 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC V8T 4N4

  • Individual counselling
  • Sliding scale
  • Self-referral
Visit the Epsilon Counselling Website
Esquimalt Neighbourhood House Society

511 Constance Avenue
Esquimalt, BC V9A 6N5

  • Adults and couples counselling
  • Youth (13-18), and Family
  • Free
  • Self-referral
Visit the Esquimalt Neighbourhood House Society Website
Family Services of Greater Victoria

1004 North Park Street
Victoria, BC V8T 1C6

  • Individual, couple, family & child counselling
  • Sliding scale with 30$ intake fee
  • Self-referral
Visit the Family Services of Greater Victoria Website
Hulitan Social Services Society

902-A Caledonia Avenue
Victoria, BC V8T 1E8

  • Aboriginal children and families counselling
  • Free
  • Self-referral
Visit the Hulitan Social Services Society Website
Huma Wellness
  • Addictions, Anxiety and Mood Disorders, Emotional Regulation, Trauma
  • In-person, Video, Phone
  • Reduced fees are provided to make therapy more accessible.
Visit the Huma Wellness Website
Kelty Centre-Eating Disorders Program South Vancouver Island

302 – 2955 Jutland Road
Victoria, BC V8T 5J9

  • Eating disorder child, family and adult counselling
  • Free
  • Self-referral; GP (medical doctor) involvement required for post follow-up
Visit the Kelty Centre-Eating Disorders Program South Vancouver Island Website
Men’s Therapy Centre

102-1022 Pandora Avenue
Victoria, BC V8V 3P5

  • Victim/Trauma support and counselling
  • Individual/group
  • Fees determined during free intake session
Visit the Men’s Therapy Centre Website
Mental Health Recovery Partners (previously BC Schizophrenia Society)

941 Kings Road
Victoria, BC V8T 1W7

  • Counselling for family members of people with a lived experience of a mental illness
Visit the Mental Health Recovery Partners (previously BC Schizophrenia Society) Website
Pacific Center Family Services Association

Wellness Centre
324 Goldstream Avenue 2nd floor
Colwood, BC V9B 2W3

  • Stopping the Violence program: women who have experienced abuse
  • Free
  • Self-referral
Visit the Pacific Center Family Services Association Website
South Island Centre for Counselling and Training

3821 – A Cedar Hill Cross Road
Victoria, BC V8P 2M6

  • Individual, couple, family and child counselling
  • Sliding scale; Lowest $10/session
  • Self-referral
Visit the South Island Centre for Counselling and Training Website
Sooke Family Resource Society

6672 Wadams Way
Sooke, BC V9Z 0H3

  • Individual, couple & family counselling (Up to 12 free sessions)
  • USTAT program: short term mental health intervention (GP-medical doctor referral)
  • Caring for Communities Counselling Program: sliding scale
Visit the Sooke Family Resource Society Website
Seniors Serving Seniors

109 – 1022 Pandora Avenue
Victoria, BC V8V 3P6

  • Seniors peer counselling
  • Free (Volunteer non-professional support for grief and loss active listening)
  • Self-referral
Visit the Seniors Serving Seniors Website
Victoria Sexual Assault Centre

201 – 3060 Cedar Hill Road
Victoria, BC V8T 3J5

  • Sexual Assault Response Team/Integrated Sexual Assault Clinic: available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to all genders of survivors of recent sexual assault, 13 years and older. Call the Vancouver Island Crisis Line at 1-888-494-3888 to be connected to our response team or clinic.
  • Individual crisis counselling assists in dealing with the most immediate emotional, physical, and behavioural reactions to sexual assault or historical sexual abuse.
  • Group counselling offers support that focuses on education, skills development, and peer support.
  • Victim Services provides services connected to the criminal justice system, including information, and support with police reports and court appearances.
Visit the Victoria Sexual Assault Centre Website
The Canadian International Institute of Art Therapy

The Virtual Art Therapy clinic is only available online and is available by donation. Access help from the comfort, privacy, and safety of your own home.

The virtual art therapy sessions are suitable for individuals:

  • looking to improve self-esteem
  • wanting to make career or life choices
  • dealing with mild depression or anxiety

No previous art experience is required.
Wellness Together Canada

Wellness Together Canada was created in response to a rise in mental health and substance use concerns since the COVID-19 pandemic. It is funded by the Government of Canada.

As a country, we are facing challenges at a scale we’ve never seen before, from social isolation and financial insecurity to substance use concerns and racial inequality.

Whatever you’re going through, remember that you are not alone. Wellness is a journey, not a destination. Every day, we can each take a step toward our own well-being. Wellness Together Canada is here to support you on that journey.

To talk with a counsellor, call 1-866-585-0445 or go to this webpage:

Visit the Wellness Together Canada Website
The Wholesome Edge

Located at: Mā Yoga and Wellness
539 Herald St (Sky Studio)
Victoria, BC V8W 1S5

  • Sliding-Scale Counselling
  • Chronic Illness Support
  • Yoga Teaching