About Us

The PEI Counselling Association has been in existence for approximately 30 years. Members of our association are professional counsellors who work in a variety of settings. These settings include schools, universities, colleges, hospitals, mental health agencies, rehabilitation facilities, career counselling centres, business and industry, correctional institutions, religious organizations, community services and private practice. Our members are masters-level professional counsellors with a variety of education backgrounds. The PEICA Regulation Working group successfully established regulating counselling therapist in PEI in August 2021. More information around regulation can be found on the College of Counselling Therapy website.

PEICA is affiliated with the national association, the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Members of that chapter obtain their CCC (Canadian Certified Counsellor) designation through the CCPA.

Who are Counsellors?

PEICA Mission:
To promote counselling services on Prince Edward Island by providing support to the membership.

PEICA Objectives:
• To unite in one local organization all those persons who are engaged or interested in Counselling in the Province of Prince Edward Island.
• To promote contacts amongst diverse persons, agencies, organizations, professional associations, business and institutions participating directly and actively in the work of educational, vocational, and personal counselling for youth and adults.
• To provide facilities for an exchange of information relating to counselling services.
• To work toward the development and coordination of existing counselling services.
• To work through community and private agencies and governmental and educational authorities, and to collaborate with other professional associations towards improved conditions, resources, research and facilities. Such efforts shall be consistent with the Guidelines for Ethical Behaviour as stated by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.

PEI Executive Team for 2022-23:

President: Kylah Hennessey – peicapresident@gmail.com

President-Elect: Shelly Mann – peicapresidentelect@gmail.com

Treasurer & Membership Coordinator: Ellen Whitrow – peicatreasurer@gmail.com

Communications Officer: Vacant

Member-At-Large: Judy Gillis – peicamemberatlarge@gmail.com

PEI Director on CCPA Board: Corrine Hendricken-Eldershaw – corrine@ccpa-accp.ca

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