When being a good listener isn't enough...
learn the skills to become a professional counsellor
Welcome to online counsellor training

Welcome Prospective Counselling Students


It is my pleasure to welcome you to the caring and committed community of students enrolled in Kelowna College of Professional Counselling. Students from all over Canada participate in our online Certificate and Diploma programs- studying from home, or attending on campus study group sessions.

In just one year you can earn a Diploma of Applied Psychology and Counselling; or in 7 months complete a specialized Certificate in Applied Counselling Studies.

KCPC graduates choose from a wide range of career opportunities in private practice and mental health agencies. The specially designed curriculum provides practical knowledge and skill training, applicable to all types of counselling settings. Please browse our website to find areas of specialization that match your personal interests.

Our instructors are highly trained professionals – their years of clinical practice add an insider’s perspective to your learning experience. And personalized attention from instructors promotes greater self-awareness, an important goal for all mental health counsellors.

Come and join us… there’s room for you in KCPC’s student community. Experience the satisfaction of knowing that you too can make an important difference in the lives of others.

Wishing you all the best in your search for a new and exciting career--

Warm regards,

Libby Stowers, Ph.D.
Owner and Program Director

Our purpose

The Kelowna College of Professional Counselling (KCPC), a private post-secondary institution is dedicated to training individuals in the field of professional counselling.

The curriculum offered at Kelowna College of Professional Counselling incorporates the latest research, theories, and techniques drawn from the disciplines of psychology, counselling, and social work. Courses have been specifically designed to meet the employment requirements of community agencies and private contractors.

The staff and instructors are dedicated to providing students with a safe and welcoming learning environment, both on-campus and through online interactions. 

Our Mission

  • To prepare graduates to begin careers as entry level counsellors.
  • To offer specialized training to those currently working in the helping professions such as nurses, pastors, teachers, youth workers, etc.
  • To provide opportunities for personal growth and healing through deeper understanding of self and others.
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