Counselling Services works to strengthen and support the quality of personal and professional life for NSTU members, their partners and dependents throughout all school districts and community college campuses.
Counselling Services provides short-term assistance. Those requiring longer-term intervention are, after an initial assessment, assisted by referral to an appropriate community-based professional.
Workshops for school/campus staffs are offered, as requested, on issues such as wellness, managing workplace stress, balancing home and career, conflict management and transition into retirement.
Crisis intervention for staff members to address trauma and grief situations is available on request.
All counselling requires the consent and participation of the client regardless of the referring circumstances.
All information given to Counselling Services will be confidential.
Any release of information requires the signed consent of all parties involved who are over the age of 12. Exceptions to this apply if subpoenaed by the court or required under legislation.
Therapists with Counselling Services are highly qualified, registered with their professional organizations and recognized for their excellence as clinical therapists and workshops leaders.
Counselling sessions are made by appointment only. Appointments are available at a mutually acceptable time and place throughout all regions of the province. To arrange an appointment, please call Counselling Services between 8:30 am and 4:30 p.m. at the NSTU Central Office, 1-902-477-5621, or 1-800-565-6788 (toll free). NSTU provides these services to members at no additional charge.
Phone: (902) 477-5621
Toll Free: 1 (800) 565-6788