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