TESTIMONIALS & EMPLOYMENT
What Career Outcomes Are Achieved by Graduates of the College?
Many graduates of the Vancouver College of Counsellor Training have found rewarding careers in counselling and related fields, involving government contracts and positions, religious and secular organizations, community service agencies, corporations, and private counselling practice.
Although career success cannot be guaranteed for any applicant or student, we are pleased to provide the following long and short descriptions of career outcomes to inform prospective students who may be considering professional training at Vancouver College of Counsellor Training.
Claire De B., B.A, R.T.C
Claire has developed a private practice in South Surrey specializing in helping people through the pain and grief of divorce. She also runs self-esteem and divorce care workshops and facilitates a group for grandparents raising grandchildren. Claire credits VCCT for a highly experiential program that became the stepping stone to a Masters degree in Counselling and an invaluable start to her career in the helping profession.
Kenneth K., RTC
I completed my Professional Counselling diploma program and certificate in Career Exploration & Development Skills in December 2015. I currently operate my private counselling practice in Vancouver and I also work in a non-profit organization. My training at VCCT was impactful - personally and professionally, and an indelible experience and journey. I equally attribute my positive on-campus experience to the dedicated staff and faculty as well as my peers. VCCT is a great environment for one's continuing education needs and as a springboard to new career paths in counselling and other people-helping professions.
Michael N., RTC, PMTO Specialist, FIMP Rater, Reflective Coach
Counselling for Intimacy in Relationships Certificate, Youth and Family Support Worker Certificate My experience with VCCT was more than just learning about counselling, but it was also a time of personal development. After graduating from VCCT, I worked as a liaison and coach to bring mental health programs to faith communities, as well as establishing my own private practice. I am now working with one of Canada's largest mental health organizations providing support to parents whose children have conduct and behavioural challenges. I am grateful for the knowledge and skills I have obtained from VCCT, as it has opened doors for me to help others make positive changes in their lives.
Alain L M.H., RTC, C.CH T
Choosing Vancouver College of Counsellor Training was a fantastic experience! VCCT is a team of supportive, understanding and caring people who are cheering their students up through the finish line. After graduating with VCCT, I was able to join my wife in our counselling business and therefor embrace my purpose and achieve one of my goals. I have been recommending VCCT and will keep recommending them as they have a special place in my heart and they are a part of my success.
Ruth H. MA, RTC
When searching a school to complete my counselling training VCCT caught my eye for its flexible programming and skills-based approach. Once enrolled, what really stood out to me was the high quality of the teaching. I was greatly inspired by two instructors in particular .who had a deep impact on my personal development as a counsellor, and helped me to shape the therapeutic style I now use in professional practice. The staff were also a fantastic support! Ruth works as a trauma and sexual abuse counsellor for a not-for-profit organization.
Anthony D., RPCc
Anthony works as an Addictions Counsellor at a non-profit organization and has a private practice specializing in depression, anxiety, addictions, trauma, using a psychodynamic approach.
Yvette L., RPC
Yvette has her own private practice Inner Flow Counselling/Wellness where she employs a body centered approach. As a yoga teacher and reiki practitioner Yvette integrates holistic ways of healing and specializes in trauma, stress, anxiety and depression.
Sarah L., RTC, MTC, RCS
Sarah has a private practice in Burnaby. She works with individuals and couples, specializing in trauma, abuse, relationship building, and life transitions. Since 1995, she has also worked in hospice and palliative care as a grief and bereavement counsellor, trainer, and workshop facilitator. She is a partner at Creative Climate Counselling Group where she specializes in Compassion Fatigue, Critical Incident Stress Management, and Pet Bereavement.
Chelsea works as an Employment Counsellor and has her own private practice Qualia Counseling Services, specializing in mental health and addictions. Immediately after graduating, she was employed as a Mental Health Worker at a Non-Profit Society in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
Debbie has a full-time position at Protect our Children Society in Surrey working as a counsellor and performing administrative duties.
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