Counselling & Social Services

PCFSA provides a range of counselling and social services for residents across South Vancouver Island. These include work with isolated seniors, individuals addressing family violence, youth outreach and email counselling, youth gang and exploitation prevention and intervention, family and couples counselling, counselling to address substance use, mental health counselling, and trauma therapy.

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Community Health Centre – Medical Services

The Westshore Community Health Centre (WSCHC) is a new multidisciplinary primary care centre operated by Pacific Centre Family Services Association (PCFSA) which is designed to bring low-barrier, trauma-informed coordinated healthcare to the underserved populations of the Westshore and their families.

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Group Counselling At Pacific Centre Family Services Association (PCFSA)

*** A brief intake and registration are required to attend groups at PCFSA.

Please contact the Intake Counsellor at 250.940.4373 or to arrange an appointment and learn more about group schedules***

All groups at PCFSA are free for participants.


Y Mind Youth is a seven-week mental wellness program for young people who are aged 18 to 30 and struggling with mild-to-moderate anxiety or stress. Anxiety can impact our lives by preventing us from doing what we want or need to do. It can also be an isolating experience.

This free program brings young people who have similar thoughts and feelings together. Participants learn evidence-based skills from trained mental health professionals and report feeling reduced anxiety, increased well-being and feeling less alone following the program.

Substance Use – Affected By

An 8-week, closed group for individuals over 19 affected by a loved one’s substance use. Each week focuses on a specific aspect of substance use and its impact on relationships, mental health, and overall well-being. Through a combination of psychoeducational and group discussions, participants learn coping strategies, communication skills, boundary setting, and self-care techniques. The group provides a non-judgmental space for sharing experiences, gaining insights, and receiving validation and support from other people who understand.

Stopping the Violence

A six-week group for women, trans women, and gender-fluid individuals over 19 who are currently facing or have experienced abuse in an intimate adult relationship or childhood sexual abuse. A confidential, and supportive environment for healing and growth. Through group discussion, we explore coping strategies to manage emotions, triggers, and trauma-related challenges as well as deepening understanding about the dynamics of abuse, trauma recovery, and strategies for building healthy relationships.

Suicide Loss Support Group

The Suicide Loss Support Group is monthly drop-in group that offers a safe and welcoming space for individuals over 19 who have experienced the loss of a loved one to suicide. Whether you are navigating recent grief or seeking ongoing support, we offer a supportive and compassionate environment for you to process your grief and gain insight from others who have walked a similar path, and who understand the uniqueness of suicide loss.

Tools for Change Group

Closed, weekly group for people over 19 who are struggling with their anger, communication, and conflict behaviour in relationship with their intimate partner. We focus on developing skills for healthy conflict management, anger regulation, effective communication and to deepen your understanding of your feelings, behaviours, and triggers and how they might impact those close to you. The group is a supportive and judgment-free environment in which we work towards creating a healthier family dynamic at home.

Youth Services – LEGO Group

A fun, inclusive LGBTQ2S+ peer support group. Youth can access valuable information and resources as well as participate in activities that support self-discovery, confidence, and personal growth within a welcoming community. Lego Group is offered in collaboration with Westshore Child and Youth Mental Health and hosted at Westshore Parks and Recreation. Generally, for ages 13-18 however there is flexibility for slightly younger interested youth (11-12).