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supporting and celebrating unconventionality since 2013
Nested Heart Counselling office
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Our Mission

Our counsellors have personal and professional experience in non-monogamy, kink, sexual orientation & gender identity journeys, sex work and psychedelic integration, so that you can have a healing environment where you don't have to hold anything back. All of you is welcome here.

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Our counsellors come from all walks of life and educational paths. Explore their detailed bios or fill out a short survey to be matched with suggestions. Know who your top pick is already? Just click 'book now'.

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Let me share our story with you

I launched Nested Heart Counselling in 2013 in response to calls from within the local polyamorous community for mental health support that didn’t require further education about unconventional identities. It’s always been important to me to shout my acceptance for unconventionality from the rooftops, rather than hope word would travel underground in a way that perpetuates stigma. Even with this philosophy, it took time for me to proudly display my body modifications - now clients tell me all the time that this kind of bravery is part of the reason they show up in the first place! It would be hypocritical of me to encourage you to live authentically and not arrive in session doing so myself.

I'm thrilled that I’m not the only one who wants to bring this ethos to their practice and have gathered similarly passionate colleagues together for you to discover on this website. Relationship is a huge part of counselling going well, so take your time to find the right fit and let me know if you’d like to be matched. I wish you the best on your healing journey and am so grateful for your trust.
- Cora Bilsker
Cora Bilsker Nested Heart Counselling Victoria, B.C.
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Meet Our Team

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We offer a variety of services, groups and trainings

Ethical Non-Monogamy, BDSM, LGBTQI, Sex Workers, Psychedelic Integration & More

Whether you're a client looking for just the right counsellor, or a counsellor looking to deepen your understanding of unconventional communities, we have something for you.

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Therapeutic Diversity Training

Offers helping professionals the skills to effectively and empathically support their clients as they explore new ways of living and relating.

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Most of our counsellors offer online sessions for clients who desire that flexibility. Bring your pajamas, your pet and a cup of tea.

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In Person

We offer in person sessions in Victoria, Powell River and Port Moody. Join us on the couch.

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Free Consultation:
All of our counsellors offer a free consultation so that you can see if they’re a good fit. Please fill out the contact form to set up a time to connect. If you're struggling to find a counsellor with availability, please get in touch and we'll do our best to connect you with referrals.

Insurance Coverage:
Many extended medical programs will cover a portion of your visit to an RSW, RCC or RTC. Please consult your plan for more information. We're not able to bill directly, but after each session we'll provide you with a payment receipt that you can submit for reimbursement if you have coverage.

Sliding Scale:
We have a limited number of sliding scale spots in our schedule at a reduced rate. Please let us know if cost is a barrier to you and we can discuss our options.

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