To inquire about a referral to one of our counsellors, please complete the online referral form, or if you are unable to do so, you can leave us a message at: 250-800-8555
Services We Provide
- Individual adult counselling
- Family therapy
- Couples therapy
- Children and youth counselling for ages 6 and up
** For child, youth and family counselling: Please note that when servicing children and youth we require an initial assessment session with parent/caregivers 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 as it is part of the therapeutic process. 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 (individual, couples or family therapy)
In order to meet a variety of needs, we can match you up with a variety of options:
Our clinical Counsellors have completed a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology, Child and Youth Care, or Social Work, or an equivalent diploma certificate and training program. All our counsellors are Registered Counsellors (RCC), Certified Canadian Counsellors (CCC) or Registered Therapeutic Counsellors (RTC). While we all have in common a background in Nature-based Therapy, our counsellors have different areas of specialty, therapeutic modalities and service different communities, so please read our bios to learn more about each of them. We practice in accordance with the ethical codes of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.
- Individual Counselling — $135/hour
- Family Therapy or Couples Therapy — $150/hour
* gas mileage may be added (rate of $0.50/km) depending on the agreed upon meeting location.
Youth Workers and Non-registered counsellors
Our Youth workers are highly skilled, with years of experience in youth care, and/or have completed their Master’s degree coursework in a mental health field, but are not yet fully registered counsellors. They are closely supervised and supported by our Clinical Director and Executive Director.
- $100/hour (gas mileage may be added depending on location).
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.
Clients with an outstanding balance of more than two sessions will have any future sessions paused until payment can be made.
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 who do not have access to extended health benefit coverage, or other funding sources, and whose household income is $100,000/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. Subject to funding, adult clients can apply for one additional renewal, and child/youth clients can qualify for 2 new renewals of subsidized 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||$135/hour Individual Counselling||$150/hourCouple/family||$100/hourChild/Youth Support Worker|
*Proof of household income required for rates below $50/hour
HNCS acknowledges the financial support of the Province of British Columbia for our income-based counselling program.