South Island Centre for Counselling & Training

We provide professional and affordable counselling and other services to individuals, families and organizations, facilitating personal, relational and spiritual wholeness.

Our Impact Why We Exist

We exist to facilitate personal, relational, and spiritual wholeness to individuals and families. We transform lives by providing affordable, income-based counselling services as well as workshops, courses, and training programs for personal and professional development, and for those in ministry.

Our Story What We Do

Since 1975 we have been serving Victoria communities, providing professional and affordable counselling services and training programs to individuals, families, and organizations. We are a non-profit agency funded solely through donations, fees and grants.

Our Core Services include:

  • Individual, couple and family counselling
  • Workshops, courses and training programs
  • Consultation for mental health professionals and clergy
  • Career change and development programs

Our Programs How We Do It


We offer affordable counselling based on your annual gross family income - we don't turn people away for lack of funds. We will sit down with you and work out a fee schedule that fits your budget, using a sliding fee scale.


We offer workshops and courses for personal and professional development, training for volunteer/support caregivers, and pastoral consultation and training programs for those who work in ministry.

Our courses include:

  • Family Systems Theory
  • The Enneagram
  • Grief & Loss
  • Caring for the Elderly
  • Marriage Preparation
  • Mid-Life Directions
  • Art Therapy
  • Pastoral Counselling
  • Pastoral Care Team Training.

For courses currently offered and to register, please visit us online at at your convenience.

What You Can Do

We are a non-profit agency funded solely through donations, fees and grants, and rely on the generosity of individuals and organizations like yourselves to fund our work.

In order to fulfill our mission of providing our services to everyone, even those who cannot afford our services, we make use of our Samaritan's Fund. We accept donations to our Samaritan's Fund in cash, by cheque or by credit card.

You may also volunteer your time in the office, at one of our events, or as a board member.


Bill Cole
Director of Services
250.472.2851 x102
Charitable Number: 887246999RR0001

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Finance & Governance

Annual Operating Budget: 
$ 180,780