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Stopping the Violence  (STV) Women’s Counselling Program

The STV Women’s Counseling Program offers individual and group counselling for self-identified women, aged 19 and older, who have experienced relationship abuse, sexual assault, and/or physical, sexual, or emotional abuse at any age. We work from a feminist perspective using a trauma-informed approach to supporting women. The program aims to offer a safe space for women to address issues that have arisen from their experiences and focuses on empowering women to make decisions that feel right for them. This can include naming the type of abuse experienced, exploring and identifying coping strategies, strengths, and increasing a sense of safety in their lives. Women are welcome to self-refer by connecting with Nelson Community Services.
This program is funded by the Ministry of Public Safety & Solicitor General.


  • Melanie Jones

    Melanie Jones Registered Canadian Art Therapist (RCAT) Melanie has been with NCS since 2020

  • Brittan McClay on Maternity Leave

    Brittan has been with NCS since 2013. BFA, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Art Therapy.

  • Jessica Cole

    Jessica has been with NCS since 2017. Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) Masters in Counselling Psychology (MACP) Honours Bachelor of Arts (HBA)