The Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT) oversees the practice of counselling therapy in Nova Scotia. Established in 2011 by the Government of Nova Scotia through the Department of Health and Wellness, NSCCT ensures that all practicing registered members meet and maintain licensing requirements and adhere to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice referenced in the Counselling Therapists Act. The college’s core values align with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
NSCCT is governed by a board of directors who have a mandate to serve and protect the public interest, preserve the integrity of the counselling therapy profession, and maintain public confidence in the ability of the profession to regulate itself.
The profession of counselling therapy in Nova Scotia spans over 20 years. Counselling therapists were first registered under the Societies Act (1995) and the former Nova Scotia Association of Counselling Therapists.