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Nested Heart Counselling

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Nested Heart Counselling provides private 1-1, couples or group sessions to those who wish to ensure their counsellor understands the experiences of unconventional identities and lifestyles. Some of the areas our counsellors are knowledgeable in are ethical non-monogamy/polyamory, GBLTQ+, BDSM/kink, psychedelic integration and sex work. Each associate brings their own additional skills and specialty areas, but across the board you can be certain that your choices will be respected. Please see our website for more information about the specific practitioners available. Sessions are available online or in person in Victoria, Port Moody, Vancouver and Powell River.

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?

Do you collect and use preferred names (rather than legal names) for all communications?


Legal names may need to be used for claims on extended medical or credit card processing, but preferred names are collected and used as much as possible.

Are the forms used in your practice inclusive of various sexual orientations and gender identities (e.g., opportunities to fill in pronouns, etc.)?


Do you and your colleagues ask about pronouns and use them appropriately?


Our intake system asks this and our booking system lists them by your name. We understand the importance of getting pronouns right.

Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for trans individuals accessing your services?


Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for Two-Spirit individuals accessing your services?


Do you offer Indigenous 2S/LGBTQ+ specific resources, for example Indigenous Elders or Knowledge Keepers?

—Yes, to some extent

We would explore with the client their desire to be connected with indigenous specific resources and assist in any way we can with that process.

Are you and your colleagues comfortable asking relevant questions about gender identity and sexual orientation?


Are you and your colleagues aware of what specific barriers may exist for LGBQ individuals accessing your services?


Can you and your colleagues distinguish gender/identity dysphoria/distress from mental health conditions?


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.


Following Dr. Jennifer Mullan's work around decolonizing therapy, attending protests, staying informed and receiving anti-oppressive education and supervision.

Are all individuals involved in service provision actively engaged in anti-racist practices, policies, and systems in their care model?



2nd floor - 888 Fort St.
Victoria, BC
V8W 1H8


Services available in these languages

  • English

Last updated: June 7, 2023
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