PCE Units

Units of Pastoral Counselling Education (PCE) prepare student-interns to be psycho-spiritual therapists in a variety of faith-based and secular settings, including parish ministry, counselling agencies, social service agencies, hospices, elder-care facilities and private practice. Essentially, psycho-spiritual therapy or what is sometimes referred to as pastoral psychotherapy, is a faith-based approach to professional counselling which incorporates a range of evidence-based therapeutic modalities, in conjunction with pastoral and spiritual care. It is a form of holistic psychotherapy which addresses a need for a sensitive and skilled relational approach, which is also highly respectful of the religious faith traditions and practices of clients.

Psycho-spiritual therapists undertake an intensive journey of training in the healing art, specializing in individual, couple, and family therapy, with a capacity to understand and relate theologically to clients who wish to integrate faith and spirituality into their treatment goals.

Carley Rawes Clinic
Contact Supervisor-Educator for dates of units
Affiliated with Waterloo Lutheran Seminary, Orangeville, ON
Extended unit
Tracey Hand-Breckenridge, Provisional Supervisor Educator
tracey@cedarcreekcounselling.ca | 519-940-4357
Kristine Lund, Certified Supervisor Educator
Community Counselling Centre of London

The Community Counselling Centre of London runs an extended, part-time PTE (Psychospiritual Therapy Education) internship every eight months. 



Application Deadline

Fall / Winter

September – April

April 1

Spring / Fall

May – December

January 1

Winter / Spring

January – August

August 1

Information about the internship can be found on the CCCL website. Click on the Internships tab.


Contact Lynn Van Leeuwen at admin@communitycounsellinglondon.com for an application package.

McMaster Divinity College
Contact Supervisor-Educator for dates of units
Hamilton, ON
Course based unit
Kelvin Mutter, Certified Supervisor-Educator
Prima Centre for Mental Health & Wellness
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Toronto, ON
Extended unit, PCE and CPE
Nazila Isgandarova, Provisional Supervisor-Educator
Tom O’Connor, Certified Supervisor-Educator

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