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Become an Individual/Couples Counsellor

The purpose of our Volunteer Counselling Services are to provide affordable and accessible counselling services that support and enhance the coping abilities of individuals and families.

Each year we recruit  twelve to fourteen individuals from diverse backgrounds who are committed to attending and completing our intensive training program and returning 100 hours of service to the community.  You are required to invest $250 into this training (valued at $2,250.00).

Training Requirements:  Those interested in becoming a Volunteer Counsellor must have completed Level 1 & 2 Counselling Training (available through Vancouver Island University) or an equivalency of 48 hours of counselor training.  If you don’t have the prerequisites contact coordinator at m_maarika@nflabc.org.

 Email coordinator with any questions regarding upcoming training in 2020 m_maarika@nflabc.org

Please let coordinator know if you are planning to apply, thank you!

Training Application Package: 2020 VCP Training Application Package

Covid-19 Hours and Response

Our current hours of operation are Monday to Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

We are open to the public on a limited basis. Only 2 people may be in the waiting room at a time. If full, please wait outside or in your car.

If you have any cold, influenza, or Covid-19 symptoms, you will not be permitted into the building.

We continue to practice social distancing. Please maintain 2 metres distance and face masks are encouraged.

Our counselling program continues to operate, offering sessions over the phone, online, and in person. Walk-in counselling is unavailable at this time. If you are in need of counselling support, please call us at (250) 754-3331 or email Mia at m_maarika@nflabc.org

If you are an older adult, aged 65+, looking for support at this time, please visit Safe Seniors, Strong Communities website.

Safe Seniors, Strong Communities Website