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.

Interested in being a counsellor?

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 Confidentiality may be superseded when the rights of others, particularly the rights of a child or dependent adult, are in need of protection and in cases where maintenance of confidentiality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

to enroll in the Interior Mental Health pilot simply introduce yourself via email to and include “Pilot” in the subject line – our mental health team will reach out to you.  
HIM honours the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səlil̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, and the territories of many nations on the west coast of Turtle Island, on whose unceded and stolen land we live and work. As uninvited inhabitants, we acknowledge that this space is and always will be Indigenous land.

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