Donating and Paying
You can help lives and also receive a tax receipt Or you can write a cheque to Island Integrated Counselling Society, and mail it to: #306 – 285 Prideaux Street Nanaimo, B.C., V9R 2N2. A donation of $20 or more will be receipted for tax purposes.
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Do you wish to buy a copy(s) of the book What Momma Says about Grief? They are $15 each (no tax) and you need to pick it/them up from our office. Each purchase helps another client! Thank you!
Category Archives: Therapy & Counselling
‘Christmas’ is supposed to be a great time of the year. For many, especially afterwards, it is anything but. In this Shaw TV interview our co-Executive Director, Ian Gartshore, is asked about this and what people can do about it. … Continue reading
Other very insightful articles on this website outline how women can become abused by men. This is (by far) not the only time partners are abused! Men are also abused by women, and gay couples can abuse each other. When … Continue reading
There are many forms of violence one can talk about. There is violence toward children on the part of adults, which includes sexual abuse. There is also violence toward women and men in the work place. Here I would like … Continue reading
Click here for the slides presented for a seminar given by Renee Bueckert October 20, 2016 on how to reduce anxiety. Some take-aways: Anxiety doesn’t have to run (ruin!) one’s life. It can be alerting us about something that needs … Continue reading
All of us suffer from shame at times, but it turns up as embarrassment, anger, anxiety, fear, distancing, arguing, convincing, pleading, addictions, eating disorders, suicidal wishes, and much more! Most relationship problems are rooted in shame (communication problems are merely … Continue reading
What does an agency do when it suddenly and unexpectedly loses a big chunk of its revenue? We’re finding out! Earlier this year we (and countless other non-profits) learned that the amount of funding from the provincial Gaming Fund was … Continue reading
We are pleased to announce that Brandi Nielsen (BSW, MSW, RSW) will be joining us this year as an intern with our eating disorders program! Brandi has been a Registered Social Worker in Alberta and British Columbia since 1999. She completed … Continue reading
By Bernie Dunning, MA There are individuals who feel frustrated about their life because despite believing they are always doing the right thing, they keep on failing. They can’t maintain close relationships and/or they fail at their parenting efforts. Tragically … Continue reading
Really? On Wednesday of this week I was told by a client that she very much doubts she would be alive today had she not engaged in our services. She was not being dramatic. Jacqueline Gautier, our Eating Disorders therapist, … Continue reading