Services We Provide

  • Individual adult counselling
  • Family therapy
  • Couples therapy
  • Children and youth counselling for ages 6 and up

** For children and youth counselling: Please note that when servicing children and youth we require an initial assessment session with parents only so that we can learn more about your family context, the child’s needs and goals, and offer parent support. We take a family-systems approach to our work, and so this session helps us to start from that perspective. This session will be charged at the normal hourly rate for your counsellor. Also, when we work with kids under 12 years old, some or most of the sessions may include the parent in the counselling process.

Clinical counselling services with Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC)

In order to meet a variety of needs, we can match you up with a variety of options:

All of our Clinical counselors have completed a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, Child and Youth Care, or Social Work, and are bound by the ethical code of the BC Association of Clinical Counselors. They have different areas of specialty and service different communities, please read our bios to learn more.

  • Individual Counselling — $125/hour, plus GST
  • Family Therapy or Couples Therapy — $140/hour, plus GST

* gas mileage may be added (rate of $0.50/km) depending on the agreed upon meeting location.

Child and Youth Support Services

Our child and youth support workers are highly skilled, with years of experience in youth care, and/or are in the process of completing their Master’s degree in a mental health field. They are closely supervised and supported by our Clinical Director and Executive Director.

  • $90/hour, plus GST (gas mileage may be added depending on location).

Practicum Students

Our amazing practicum students are working on completing their Masters degree in Counselling Psychology or Child and Youth Care, and are training to be Nature-based Therapists. They have been carefully chosen to be on our team due to their compassion, integrity and related experience, and are closely supervised by our leadership team who collaborate on client care to make sure you are getting the best service possible.

  • Sliding scale fee of $30–$60/hour, plus GST.

Benefits & Coverage

Counselling fees may be reimbursed by extended health benefits plans, depending on your plan coverage, and the counsellor you are working with. Please consult your benefits package to find out details on how much is covered, and the required credentials of the professional (they must reimburse for RCC or RPC designation). Some plans may also cover Youth Workers under the direct supervision of our Registered Clinical Counsellors.

We also do direct billing with Autism Funding, Self Design, and Jordan’s Principle funding. Some of our counsellors are covered through the Crime Victim Assistance Program or First Nations Health Authority. Please inquire if you require these programs.

Income-based Counselling Program

As a non-profit organization, we are thrilled to now be able to offer an income-based sliding scale for clients whose household income is $120,000/year or below. Session rates are calculated based on 0.1% of your total household income and your rate can be calculated by looking at the table provided below. We rely on your honesty to let us know what your session rate will be. The income-based scale helps us make sure we can provide the most amount of accessible services possible with our limited available funding. If you earn under $47,000/year then we will require proof of income such as a tax return, payroll receipt, disability or unemployment forms, or letter from your employer. 

Please note, all subsidized services are subject to adequate funding being in place. If you are accessing this program, you will be given up to 10 sessions to start and can speak with your assigned Counsellor to renew if and when you near the completion of these sessions. 

Gross annual income is shown on line 150 of your tax return. Human-Nature Counselling reserves the right to request formal documentation for proof of income. If the applicant is under the age of 18, rates will be based on parent/legal guardian’s household income.

Standard Rate$125/hour Individual Counselling$140/hourCouple/family$90/hourChild/Youth Support Worker
Annual Household Income and Income-based rates for Counselling Services

 *Proof of household income required for rates below $50/hour

**All rates are subject to 5% gst

HNCS acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia for our income-based counselling program.