Welcome to Island Clinical Counselling

To all of you who feel weary, frightened, overwhelmed, alone: take refuge here. You are not alone. There is hope. Although the waves seem too rough, they can be calmed. Let’s navigate these storms together.

Kathryn Atkinson, MA, RCC-ACS (Clinic Director)

We at Island Clinical Counselling want to provide you with a safe space to share your struggles, be truly heard, and understood. Team up with our specialized counsellors and together we will find ways to increase your resilience and climb those mountains that seem insurmountable or traverse those dark storms that seem unending.

Island Clinical Counselling is located in Nanaimo BC, but we also provide virtual services to those in other regions.  We endeavour to provide culturally safe, diversity affirming, evidenced-based, and person-centred services.  Our team works with children, youth, adults, couples, families, and groups. We have activity and play based counsellors on our team.  We also have an ADHD Coach and a Body Focused Repetitive Behaviour Coach on our team.  

We have a clinical intern program at Island Clinical Counselling.  Our interns go through an interview process and must have prior experience in order to join our team.  Our interns offer lower rates for counselling, but their service is the same and they are closely supervised by our clinic director and another Registered Clinical Counsellor.  Services should be accepted by benefit plans and seeing an intern can mean more sessions with your coverage.  Book here.

Please contact any of our counsellors for a free, initial 15 minute consultation or a first appointment using the website’s online booking tool. We are looking forward to offering you support during this challenging time.

If you are looking for more information on our groups, kids camps, and workshops, head here.


Island Clinical Counselling is looking for another team member!  Contact us if you feel you would be a good fit.  kathryn@islandclinicalcounselling.ca