Women's Counselling Programs

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Women's Counselling sessions in 2019

SOWINS Counselling programs are free and confidential for women who have experienced or at risk of abuse. No referral is necessary.

Women's Counselling Program


SOWINS Counselling Programs provides a supportive, compassionate, respectful, safe and confidential place to speak about your experiences and explore your options. Our  goal is to help women to clarify their rights and responsibilities when abusive relationships end, to identify community resources and supports and make referrals. We have come to understand  that abuse is not strictly about physical battering or sexual abuse. We know that  abuse can be verbal, mental and psychological; there is cyber abuse and financial abuse, isolation, neglect and coercion are all forms of abuse.

SOWINS Women’s Counselling Program helps women who have suffered or are at risk of abuse.

Services Include:
  • Counseling: We provide a safe, supportive  and confidential place to speak about the abuse you have experienced. We can help you to explore your options and get clarity about what you want to do.
  • Safety Planning: We can provide information about increasing your safety whether you choose to stay or leave a relationship and develop a safety plan.
  • Advocacy Services: We can assist you with understanding and protecting your rights.
  • Community Information and Referrals: We can provide information about other community programs.

For more information, or to book an appointment, call Becky Thomson, Intake, Outreach & Advocacy Support Worker:                    250-493-4366 ext. 103


Need support? Contact us.

Counselling Office: 250-493-4366

24 Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-814-2033