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Affordable, Low-Cost Counselling in Vancouver

Individual Counselling (50 mins): $50 + GST

At Avery Therapy Centre, we understand that seeking counselling and psychotherapy can sometimes be financially challenging.

That's why we are committed to offering accessible and affordable counselling services to individuals who may be facing financial constraints. Our low-cost counselling program is designed to provide support and guidance to those in need without breaking the bank.

What is Low Cost Counselling? 

Low-cost counselling is a valuable resource for individuals who require therapeutic assistance but may not have the financial means to access it at standard rates. At Avery Therapy Centre, we offer individual counselling sessions for only $50 per session, plus GST. These sessions are conducted by our dedicated intern counsellors, who are currently completing their master's degrees in counselling.


Our intern counsellors are carefully selected and undergo rigorous training to ensure they can provide effective and evidence-based support to our clients. They work under the supervision of a seasoned, PhD-level therapist, ensuring that you receive the highest quality care.


Want to learn more?

Read more about Low-Cost Counseling here: The Benefits of Low-Cost Counseling.

Accessible Counselling Options


We believe that mental health support should be accessible to everyone, regardless of their financial situation. That's why we offer both in-person and virtual counselling sessions to accommodate your needs. Whether you prefer face-to-face interactions or the convenience of online counselling, we have you covered.


Intern Counselors: Empathy and Compassion

Our intern counsellors are chosen not only for their academic qualifications but also for their empathy, compassion, and respect for clients. They undergo a thorough selection process to ensure they possess the qualities needed to provide effective counselling services. Typically, our interns stay with the center for about 8-12 months, gaining valuable experience and honing their skills.

Insurance Coverage


We understand that some clients may have extended health plans that could cover counselling sessions.


It's essential to note that some extended health plans may reimburse the cost of sessions conducted by intern counsellors who are under the supervision of a Registered Clinical Counsellor or Canadian Certified Counsellor.


However, coverage can vary based on your specific plan and insurance provider, so we recommend confirming with them directly.


Supporting Accessibility

To create more accessibility for clients without extended health benefits, we kindly ask those with coverage to consider seeking services from our registered clinicians. Doing so, you help us continue offering reduced-rate counseling to those who need it most.

Book Your Appointment Today

At Avery Therapy Centre, we look forward to participating in your healing journey. To book an appointment for low-cost counselling or to explore our other services, please click the link below.

We are committed to providing a safe and supportive space for individuals seeking counseling, and we're here to help you gain confidence, clarity, and courage.

Additional Resources for Low Cost, Reduced Cost, Sliding Scale, or Free Counselling

If you're searching for more options for low-cost, reduced-cost, sliding scale, or free counselling services in the Vancouver area, we've compiled a list of additional resources that may be of assistance:

Adler Centre – Counselling Clinic
Low-cost individual and couples counselling services ($60 individual, $85 couple) and sliding scale services. Counselling provided by counselling psychology graduate student interns, supervised by a registered counsellor.

BC Society for Male Survivors of Sexual Abuse


Registered clinical counsellors (RCCs) provide individual and group counselling for male survivors of sexual abuse. RCC fee: $100 for individual counselling. Group counselling: $40 per week. Reduced cost counselling provided by practicum students at $45/hr. Victim services workers on staff to help apply for funding for those who qualify.

Catherine White Holman Wellness Centre


Drop-in professional counselling for trans and gender-diverse people. Call to find out when the next counselling clinic is being held.

Ciel Community Counselling (East Vancouver)
Reduced fee counselling services ($45 individual counselling, $70 couples therapy) provided by masters level counselling student interns supervised by registered counsellors.

Dragonstone Counselling
Low cost counselling offered at sliding scale provided by supervised counselling student interns.

Family Services of Greater Vancouver
604-874-2938 x 4141
No-cost counselling from registered counsellors. Access to services may require referral from a Social Worker.

Heath Initiative for Men (HIM)

604-488-1001 ext. 230

Brief professional counselling (8 sessions) is available to gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men either by donation equivalent to hourly wage. Vancouver, New Westminster, Surrey, Abbotsford.

Moving Forward Family Services
Free short-term and low-cost counselling via telephone and online. Email for information:

Oak Counselling (Vancouver)
Reduced fee individual, couples & family counselling provided by volunteer registered counsellors. Fee based on monthly income.

Shoreline Counselling (Fort Langley & Vancouver)
Low-cost counselling offered by graduate interns or post-graduate fellow ($40-$80 per session) and sliding scale fee offered by registered counsellors.

ThriveLife Counselling & Wellness (Fort Langley)
Low-cost counselling offered by graduate interns supervised by registered counsellors or a post-graduate fellow ($50-$75 per session) for invidivuals who don't have insurance coverage or need financial support.

Qmunity - Counselling Program

604-684-5307 ext.107

Counselling for members of the LGBTQ+ communities provided by Registered Social Workers and Clinical Counsellors. $60-$140 a session. Daytime only. 10-session limit.

Scarfe Counselling (UBC Psychology Clinic)
Free counselling provided by counselling psychology graduate student interns, supervised by a registered psychologist. Clinic runs September-April.

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