The Centre offers a volunteer counselling program to train volunteers to become counsellors with the Centre.
Volunteers receive approximately 160 hours of training with professional counsellor/educators in a ten month, one evening a week program. In return they commit to offering the Centre 250 sessions of counselling once they graduate.
In addition to the weekly training evening, there are two weekend workshops, reading requirements and co-counselling practice. The training involves both personal growth work and the development of counselling skills in a variety of counselling approaches. Counsellors receive regular, ongoing supervision of their counselling through the Centre.
Our valued volunteers often describe the training as life changing.
The training program begins in September and ends in June each year. Eighteen people are chosen to participate from those interviewed. Applications for the training program are available annually in the Spring.
Citizens' next ten-month training program begins in the Fall of 2017.
Download our Application Guide and 2017/18 Training Program Application here.
The deadline for submitting applications is May 31, 2017.
If you feel that you or a company or organization that you know might be interested in financially sponsoring our training program, please contact the Centre to discuss this further. Donations are tax deductible.