Links to services and community resources that might be helpful.

Child & Youth Counsellors:

If you are looking for professional counsellor in the Victoria area to work with children and youth, I highly recommend:

Michelle Gay, MA, RCC, CCC

Laura Forseth, MA CCC


Community Volunteer-Based Counselling Services

Accessing counselling can be a challenge when money is tight. The following community organizations provide lower-cost services provided by trained volunteers:

Citizens Counselling Centre

Esquimalt Neighbourhood House



As a longtime meditator, I can attest to the powerful benefits of engaging in a sustained mindfulness practice. If you want to learn to explore meditation for yourself, you may want to check out the Victoria Shambhala Centre.


Grief Support and Programs

Shauna Janz provides grief support services and educational programs through her Sacred Grief initiative.


Professional Registration

BC Association of Clinical Counsellors

British Columbia College of Social Workers


For Emergencies: