What is Counselling Therapy

Counselling Therapy is the art and science of assisting clients to grow toward a better sense of well-being. It is a client-centred process of active engagement and the skilled use of interpersonal relationship to facilitate improvement in psychological, social, spiritual, physical or cognitive functioning. Counselling Therapy is a recognized health care profession in the province of Nova Scotia under the Department of Health and Wellness.

Counselling Therapists are highly trained professionals with a graduate degree from a recognized counselling program, extensive training and supervised work experience in counselling.

Counselling Therapists utilize counselling skills to address the diverse needs of individuals, couples, families, groups, organizations and communities. This is accomplished through assessment, counselling, education, consultation, collaboration and advocacy. Counselling therapists may also perform roles such as management, education, program development and research.


Practise Settings

Counselling Therapists are employed in a multitude of settings including mental health clinics, community and government agencies, the school system, community colleges, universities, correctional facilities, healthcare facilities, industry and private practice.