It’s okay to ask for help
Life can be tough, and a little perspective and support can help. We offer professional counselling (at no-cost, or reduced fee) for GBQ men and gender diverse people in the Lower Mainland and the Interior of British Columbia. Our counselling sessions help you work through problems, challenges, and changes in a confidential setting. Our counsellors have worked with men like you to tackle substance use problems, coming out, racism, body image, aging, sex, and more.
For articles, resources and to learn more about HIM’s mental health programs and initiatives, please visit Take Time for Your Mind
Counsellors at HIM
HIM offers counselling programs, and our professional counsellors have a post-graduate or masters-level degree in counselling, psychology, or a related area. They’re usually registered with a professional body.
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Your right to confidentiality
We’re dedicated to preserving your confidentiality. We follow strict confidentiality regulations, and keep track of your information by numeric code. Your file is securely locked and kept on-site, and it’s yours any time you want it: simply make a request in writing to our program manager Alvaro.
There are certain situations where HIM might have to break confidentiality. Confidentiality may be superseded when the rights of others, particularly the rights of a child or dependent adult, are in need of protection and in cases where maintenance of confidentiality may cause serious harm to the client or to a third party. Reporting occurs where the therapist is required by mandatory reporting law, as follows:
- A direct threat to harm yourself
- A direct threat to harm another person
- Abuse or neglect of a child or vulnerable adult
- HIM received a court-issued subpoena
Make an appointment
To arrange a counselling session, contact the Mental Health Program Specialist at 604-488-1001, extension 235, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.