Fees & Funding
INFORMATION ON COSTS AND POSSIBLE FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
We accept the following payment and funding options:
Self Pay: Counselling sessions can be paid via credit card, e-transfer, exact cash. Sessions are charged at $80.00 for 50min-1hr.
Extended Health Benefits: If you have extended health benefits, please check with your provider if they require a specific counsellor membership body to qualify for reimbursement (either RCC or CCC). You will pay out of pocket for your session & you will be provided with a receipt for reimbursement.
Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP): Offers up to 48 one-hour counselling sessions & up to 24 court support counselling sessions. Victim, Family Member, or Witness of a violent crime listed under the Criminal Code that has occurred within one year.
The one-year time limit does not apply if:
You are under 19 years old, the crime was a sexual offence, or if you were unable to apply within the limit due to circumstances.
Complete an application form on your own or with a worker. If you complete the application on your own, bring a copy to SWC. Applications can be found at:
It can take up to 6 months for the application to be approved. Once approved, the counselling team will contact you & connect you with a counsellor. You can also opt to pay for counselling sessions to access it quicker & send receipts to CVAP once you are approved to get reimbursed.
For more information about CVAP, please see:
Location & Hours Of Availability
We offer trauma counselling at two locations
Mondays-Saturday days & evenings at a King George Hwy Newton location
Monday-Fridays 9:30am-4pm at a Whalley Blvd. location).
First Nations Health Authority (FNHA)
Surrey Women's Centre has both Indigenous & non- Indigenous counsellors registered with the FNHA. Art therapy is also offered. A Canadian “Status” number; a resident of BC with active MSP; & is not covered under other benefits. Offers up to 20 one-hour sessions over a 12-month period plus two-hour assessment.
Health Benefits administers coverage for mental health counselling through three programs: Mental Wellness & Counselling (MW&C); The Indian Residential School Resolution Health Support Program (IRS RHSP); & The Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls Health Support Services (MMIWG HSS).
For more information about FNHA, please see:
Who Can Access Our Services?
Any individual aged 14+, and we offer services to self-identified women and LGBTQQIA2S+ individuals who have various mental health experiences, including trauma and violence. Our counselling services also extend to any individual who are family members and witnesses of trauma and violence.
We accept self-referrals and other referrals from:
Individuals, community members
Community service agencies and organizations
Hospitals, medical practitioners
Police, RCMP, legal and judicial systems
Ministry of Children and Family Development
Transition/ Safe Houses
Victim Assistance Programs
Other agencies, government ministries and institutions
To join our counselling program, please complete the referral form:
If you have any questions about the referral or counselling process, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will connect with you as soon as possible, and you should receive a response back within 3 business days.