| 250-804-6922 | © 2019 Melanie Hart Counselling & Coaching Services | Victoria, BC

Person-centred and solution-focussed counselling

Victoria Counselling Services

Do you feel like no one sees you? Do you feel lonely, disconnected? Are you isolating from others yet long for connection? Are you overwhelmed in your relationship, lack of relationship, or job? Are you tired of relationship cycling -- dating, partnering, or marrying people who are not good for you? Do you wonder if anyone cares about or understands you? Let's talk.

Are you hurting from a legalistic church upbringing? Are you aware of how that comes into present relationships and robs you of joy, peace, and self-confidence? I believe some have spent 
alot of time trying to learn about God yet lack a deep understanding of who we are in Him -- how He sees us, loves us, and desires for us to live free of our past, with an inexpresible joy and hope for our future. Do you long to (re)connect to God and wonder how that fits with personal growth? There is Hope. Let's connect.

Client specialty work has included: sexual/gendre discrimination in the work-place, marriage crisis/infidelity, resolving past/current personal and relational issues, entrepreneurs struggling with work/life balance, Executive Directors and business owners facing employee and board issues, political crisis/personal challenges of elected officials, and more.

Although my baseline is faith-centred, you will have the lead in how much of that to invite into a session. Clients from all backgrounds, faith, religions, race, and sexual orientations will feel welcome. "Because Every One Counts."

Still unsure? I invite you to visit my website to read "About Melanie" and "The Starfish."

Call 250-804-6922 or e-mail for an appointment today.


  • Life Transitions

  • Life Coaching
  • Executive/Business Coaching
  • Singles' Wellness
  • Spiritual/Pastoral Counselling
  • Anxiety

  • Career Guidance

  • Codependency

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Domestic Abuse

  • Grief

  • Infidelity

  • Marital and Premarital

  • Relationship Issues

  • Seasonal Affective Disorder

  • Self Esteem

  • Self-Harming

  • Sexual Abuse

  • Singleness / Loneliness

  • Spiritual Direction

  • Stress

Psychoeductional Workshops & Singles' Meetups


Self-Care for Singles

In this Meetup mini-workshop, we will explore self-care as it specifically applies to singleness. We will explore self-care from a very personal and wholistic level as well as discuss self-care (boundaries) during our single season in work/family relationships, and in dating!

The Dating Game

Has life given you lemons? Are you tired of making lemonade? Feel like you only meet lemons in your dating life? Lemons can be good. Let's see what we can make of them! ;)

In this Meetup mini-workshop, we will begin to explore the dating game. How do you know when you are ready to date? What boundaries should you have in place? Do you know what you are looking for? So much to discuss!

Surviving SAD

(Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Coming to Victoria November 2019. A psycho-educational workshop to give participants practical tips, techniques and support on surviving SAD. Check  back for dates and times or e-mail for info.

Workbook & Workshop

This 20-page resource began as a workshop topic for a Singles' Wellness Initiative've been working on called "Embracing Single." It then became a blog as a precursor for the workshop. I then needed a hand-out for my participants and this effort materialized into a robust workbook.


This guide is for anyone who has experienced wounding due to verbal abuse or negative messages in your past or current relationships.


This workbook provides 7 Steps that can be worked through individually, or with the help of a trusted friend or professional, to guide you through the process of healing from your word-wounds.