Human-Nature Counselling Society is a non-profit organization specializing in providing professional mental health services to children, youth, adults, and families primarily in outdoor locations.
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Our services and programs are grounded in our belief that for some people counselling in an outdoor setting is what they are looking for regarding their mental health support. It is from this shared value that we work with families from a systems approach, acknowledging the importance of family, community and environment on a person’s sense of well-being. We aim to make our services as accessible and barrier-free as possible, meeting with clients in nearby nature locations across a wide geographic region to accommodate the needs of families/individuals (including throughout the Greater Victoria Area, Cowichan Valley, and Sea to Sky regions of BC).
We are grateful to be able to continue providing in-person counselling services outside throughout the pandemic as health guidelines allow. Sessions are also available online.
For more information on the current provincial COVID protocols, please click here.
Our team is dedicated to providing you with accessible and effective mental health counselling services. With a growing and talented team of clinicians, we will do our best to get you connected with the support you need.
We are passionate about creating accessible, and meaningful group counselling opportunities that bring people together in community and reduce the stigma of mental health – click below to find out our latest offerings!
As leaders and authors in the field of Nature-Based Therapy, we are dedicated to inspiring other helping professionals to step beyond the office walls (or computer screen) and into the outdoors with their clients. Check out our upcoming workshops and publications!
A few words from our clients:
It has been a godsend.
I’ve recommended the service to anyone who will listen.
I’ve tried a number of times to find a suitable therapist but instead bounced around from one tiny, uncomfortable room to another, never really finding what I was looking for. Human Nature Counselling allowed me to literally and figuratively bust out of the cage and really actually start doing the most important work. The outdoor sessions provide me with an extra bit of grounding and peace so that the explorations into traumatic events don’t completely bowl me over. Excellently, since Human Nature Counselling has a sliding pricing scale, I’m not sitting in my sessions feeling distracted that I’m spending a considerable amount of money doing this work.
Since being a part of the Human Nature experience, my relationships feel much more solid and I feel much more in control of my emotional states. Family issues, which I’ve always struggled with, now have solutions that seem to be within my grasp. I’m not there yet, but I’m starting to see the bigger picture.
We are truly grateful.
After a year of remote learning due to the pandemic, we were highly concerned about what the transition back to the classroom could mean for his anxiety. In an effort to prepare for that transition and offer as much support as possible, our pediatrician referred us to Human Nature Counselling and after a time on the waitlist, we were paired with a highly skilled, compassionate, and kind new graduate. We have now been able to access weekly support for our son for over 7 months. We are relieved and elated, but most of all grateful, that our child managed this transition with ease and confidence. He is able to process his experiences and learn new skills to handle the challenges and obstacles he is navigating through help from Human Nature Counselling. The gift of counselling has had a positive impact, not only on our son, but on our entire family.