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Clinical Counselling Trauma-informed care

BC Borstal Association is a not-for-profit charity providing housing, education and counselling to British Columbians recovering from traumatic events. We also provide fee-for-service which, in turn allows us to provide additional support services to the community at large for free, or on a sliding scale for those who qualify. Our team of Registered Clinical Counsellors provides highly skilled therapeutic care to anyone whose life has been impacted by trauma or adversity. We offer counselling services for individuals, couples and families with sliding scale or subsidized fee options.  ​

Clinical Counselling                        

BC Borstal Association offers counselling services to children from 4-10 years of age, pre-teens, teenagers, adolescents and adults. Online counselling and phone counselling is also offered to individuals if preferred.


All of the counsellors are Registered Clinical Counsellors (RCC) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors.


FEES & Extended Health Coverage


You may be eligible for full or partial reimbursement through your extended health insurance. Please check with your employer or insurance company to confirm. Reimbursement Options include the government of BC’s Crime Victims Assistance Program (CVAP). We have approved therapists with the CVAP. If you or a family member have witnessed or been a victim of a crime you may be eligible for counselling. BC Borstal also works collaboratively with ICBC. If you have been involved in an automobile accident you may be entitled to counselling for struggles related to that experience. Ask your ICBC claims adjuster for further info. Our counsellors also work with the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) referrals and as well the Residential Historical Abuse Program (RHAP).


Please contact for more information and booking.

We are here to help. We are all products of our past experiences, good and bad. The culmination of these past experiences play a significant role in our mental wellness. Our team of Clinical Counsellors specialize in supporting individuals living with the impact of trauma. We recognize that this impact can take many forms, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety and panic, anger issues, sleep disturbance, self-esteem issues and relationship issues. We provide a calm and comfortable space, and will meet you where you are at in your healing journey.  

Referral Process

Simply call or email us. We are a low barrier program, meaning we make the process as simple as possible. Please e-mail us today to set up a free initial consultation.


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We offer subsidized counselling services in partnership with:​


Under the umbrella of the Province of British Columbia, the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) assists victims, immediate family members and some witnesses in coping with the effects of violent crime. It provides financial benefits to help offset financial losses and assist in recovery which includes counselling services through approved providers. 


The First Nations Health Authority is part of a unique health governance structure that includes political representation and advocacy through the First Nations Health Council, and technical support and capacity development through the First Nations Health Directors Association. Our team of Registered Clinical Counsellors receives  San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training.


If you've been in a crash, you may need medical care. ICBC helps individuals who have been involved in a vehicle accident to access the services they need to recover including registered clinical counselling services.


The Correctional Service of Canada (CSC) is responsible for managing institutions of various security levels and supervising offenders under conditional release in the community.


The Combined Forces Special Enforcement Unit of British Columbia is British Columbia’s “integrated anti-gang police agency”. The CFSEU-BC is the largest integrated police program in Canada, made up of members from every police department in B.C., including the RCMP, and are the third largest police ‘force’ in the province with over 400 officers.


The Residential Historical Abuse Program provides access to professional counselling for adults who were sexually abused as children while living in a provincially-funded residence such as foster homes, group homes or provincial treatment facilities.

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