Abbotsford teen Hannah Kibby says she is one of the lucky ones who can speak with a counsellor at the Victoria College of Counsellors in Abbotsfield, B.C. Kibb said the counselor, who is a teenager, was a “great help” during a crisis she was experiencing.
Kibby is one the students at Victoria College who spoke with CBC News about her experience.
She said it was a tough time.
She was on probation and living with her parents in the city, but she felt like she was in a bad place.
“I just wanted to go home and be alone,” she said.
And I’m glad I got a counselling course because it helped me.””
So I just wanted someone to understand me and help me.
And I’m glad I got a counselling course because it helped me.”
Kibb says the counselled her about how to cope with her problem.
She also learned that it is important to be strong in your emotions, Kibbie said.
“I really want to do this for the rest of my life,” she added.
She added that being a counseler at the college helped her cope with a lot of things.
In a letter Kibber sent to CBC News, she writes that she was able to “talk to a lot” of counsellers at the school, and that she found her counselling classes “extremely helpful.”
The school’s counselling program has been approved by the province for the past two years.