How to Start

your Counselling Journey

Welcome to Cares

learn who, what & why

How to Start

your Counselling Journey

Welcome to Cares

learn who, what & why

Welcome to Cares!

As a local non-profit counselling agency, we recognize that many people in our community are struggling to cope with challenges in their lives. Our mandate is to respond to those needs through high quality counselling services offered at affordable rates. To meet that goal, we offer subsidized rates to those who qualify. For over 20 years, we have successfully facilitated change and growth in our clients. Our skilled, professionally trained and certified therapists are well equipped to offer a wide variety of counselling services for children, individuals, couples, and families. Please contact us directly if you have any questions.

Why should you partner with us?

You can literally change lives by donating to Cares! We subsidize our rates so those who need help but otherwise would not be able to afford counselling can get the support they need! Did you know the average cost of counselling in BC is $150? If someone working a minimum wage job sought out counselling at that rate, it would take them 8.9 hours of work to afford 1 counselling session. At Cares, we understand that taking care of your mental health also involves nourishing your body and having a safe place to live. That’s why Cares Counselling subsidizes our client’s counselling fees.

What does Subsidy mean?
It costs us $135 to hold a counselling session, yet most of our clients access our lowest fee of $70. How is that possible? We pay the remaining portion of $65. We do this with all our clients. In 2022, Cares contributed $395,640.00 in subsidies so our clients could access counselling. How do we do this? With the help of people like you who believe in our mission!

Our mission is to make counselling accessible to everyone because mental health is part of our overall health and currently, that is not recognized by BC medical. If you want to make a real difference in your community, click the donate button below and help us continue the good work we do.

Submit a Success Story

We’d love to hear your success story! If you’ve been or are an active client at Cares Counselling and want to share the positive changes you’ve made, share them here! 

    Please note that we aim to keep this space confidential; Do not add any demographic information, your name, the name of your workplace, etc. We will be sharing these stories on our social media, so please only submit a story you are comfortable with being shared on the internet. We will be scrubbing stories of any information that we believe could lead to your identity but please take caution.

    The Cares office is conveniently located at:

    Unit #3, 2630 Bourquin Crescent (West).
    Abbotsford, BC, V2S 5N7

    Email: cares.info@gmail.com
    Telephone: 604-853-8916
    Fax: 604-870-8916

    Hours
    Reception/Administration:
    Mon-Fri, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm
    Counselling Appointments:
    Mon-Fri, 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
    Saturday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

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