Low Cost Counselling
Individual Counselling (50 mins):
$50 + GST
AVERY THERAPY CENTRE offers low cost counselling in Vancouver and online to people who are experiencing financial challenges. These services are provided by our intern counsellors who are in the process of completing their master's degrees in counselling. At this point in their training, they have the necessary skills to support you with your goals using evidence-based approaches.
It is our priority to offer accessible and affordable counselling at a reduced rate for people from all walks of life. Sessions can be conducted virtually or in-person at our office in Downtown Vancouver.
The interns selected to work with us has to demonstrate a high level of empathy, compassion, and respect. Our interns are typically with the centre for about 8-12 months and they are supervised by a seasoned, PhD level therapist.
Some extended health plans reimburse the cost of sessions by intern counsellors who are under the supervision of a Registered Clinical Counsellor or Canadian Certified Counsellor. Coverage will vary based on your plan and insurance provider - please confirm with them directly. That being said, we kindly ask that if you have extended health benefits to instead seek services from one of our registered clinicians to create more accessibility for clients who don't have benefits and need the support at a reduced rate.
If you are interested, you can read more about your intern counsellors below. We look forward to being apart of your healing journey!
for Low Cost, Reduced Cost, Sliding Scale, or Free Counselling
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.
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: email@example.com
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
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.