Vancouver Island Counseling Centre for Immigrants and Refugees
Many immigrants, especially refugees, have suffered overwhelming experiences, including loss of country, loss of love ones, and exposure to violence and shocking events. It is normal that such experiences can cause psychological symptoms.
Our counsellors are professionals who understand the complexity and unpredictability of the effects of such experiences, and have the tools to guide clients towards healing. Their overall objectives are to help each client make sense of her or his experiences and emotions, increase self-mastery and resilience, and restore a sense of meaning to life, relationships and membership in the community.
The Centre offers a variety of counselling programs, each eight to ten weeks in length. A fee is established in the first session, though no one will be turned away because of an inability to pay.