- Individual counselling
- Sliding Scale
- 2S/LGBTQ+ Affirming
- Wheelchair Accessible
- Trans Affirming
- Two-Spirit Affirming
- LGBQ+ Affirming
- Online resource
- Remote services
Bodymind Counselling is a group of Registered Clinical Counsellors and trained student counsellors in Victoria BC. Bodymind Counselling offers professional and personalized trauma-informed psychotherapy to individuals, believing that this will ripple out and change our communities for the better. Inclusive and affirmative in our approach, we support our clients to heal old wounds, gain greater ease in their own bodies and minds, and increase their capacity to connect meaningfully with others.
We offer individual counselling for adults only at this time. We strive to work from an anti-oppressive perspective and several of our counsellors have lived experience in LGBTQIA+ communities. Please visit our website to learn more about our counsellors and about our fees and availability.
Want to learn more about this service’s work with Two-Spirit, trans, LGBQ+ people?
We invite all service providers listed on MindMapBC to answer the following questions. These questions were developed in collaboration with community members, researchers, and mental health and other service providers. They're intended to help us understand what a service provider or organization is doing to affirm and support sexual and gender diverse service users.
See below for responses for this listing.
Want to learn more about our screening questions and filters?
Are the forms used in your practice inclusive of various sexual orientations and gender identities (e.g., opportunities to fill in pronouns, etc.)?
Our clinical director has worked with members of the trans community for over a decade.
Do you collect and use preferred names (rather than legal names) for all communications?
Do you and your colleagues have experience providing services that support clients with navigating gender dysphoria*?
*TransCareBC describes gender dysphoria as a term "intended to describe the distress some trans people experience with relation to their gender identity, particularly if they would like to transition but have not yet done so".
Please tell us how equipped you feel to support a client in determining if/when their mental health symptoms are related to their gender-related experiences or other factors? Please describe your response choice below.
This can be a complicated thing to parse out, in some cases, but holding space for the exploration without judgement and with a recognition that clients know themselves the best, is critical.
Do you/your colleagues understand the difference between gender dysphoria and mental health conditions/symptoms that are unrelated to gender dysphoria or distress?
Do you and your colleagues have experience working with people who identify as living with a disability or chronic illness? Please tell us more about your experience and any training you have received.
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for Two-Spirit, queer, or trans Indigenous individuals accessing your services?
At present, none of our counsellors are Indigenous, though we do our best to educate ourselves.
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for LGBQ individuals accessing your services?
Are you and your colleagues comfortable asking relevant questions about gender identity and sexual orientation?
Do you offer Indigenous 2S/LGBTQ+ specific resources, for example Indigenous Elders or Knowledge Keepers?
Do you and your colleagues ask clients about pronouns and use them appropriately?
Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for trans individuals accessing your services?
Does your practice have gender-neutral washrooms?
Are there clear anti-discrimination policies that include gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation in your organization or practice?
Are all individuals involved in service provision actively engaged in decolonizing their practices and/or organization? If yes, please type below what actions you and/or your organization are taking.
—Yes, to some extent
Some counsellors have more background in this than others.
Are all individuals involved in service provision actively engaged in anti-racist practices, policies, and systems in their care model?
—Yes, to some extent
Some counsellors have more background in this than others, but it is a shared value of our team.
303-620 View Street
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Last updated: February 26, 2023
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