Supportive Counselling for Adults
Since 1994, Esquimalt Neighbourhood House Society has offered barrier free and most importantly free of charge, supportive counselling for adults living in the Greater Victoria Area. Our community-based mental health and addictions counselling is tailored to individual needs and includes talking, relationship building, crisis intervention, accompaniment and advocacy. This free service is offered to adults seeking help coping with anxiety, depression, trauma, safety, abuse, stress, hopelessness, grief/loss and isolation. This much needed and vital service is primarily offered by a diverse group of volunteer counsellors who have been trained through our annual 10 month intensive training program.
Looking for help?
Please call our direct line at (250) 360-0644 or (250) 385-2635 ext 208.
Youth and Family Support
We promote family and community capacity to protect and support youth and their families through access to supportive counselling, crisis intervention, mediation, parent education, system navigation, outreach and referral. Our aim is to build upon youth and family strengths, improve family relationships and the understanding of teen development. This service is free of charge for youth (13 to 18 years) and their families.
Please call 250-385-2635 for further information.
Become a Volunteer Counsellor
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer community counsellor?
We welcome your application from April 1st to May 31st.
The 10 month training program runs from late September to June.
This is followed by 200 hours of volunteer counselling with clients at ENH.
If you want to develop your ability to listen, empathize and want to be of service in your community, this program is for you.
Yes, the volunteer counsellor training is running, beginning in September 2020, please complete the application form below