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Delton Glebe Counselling Centre

The Delton Glebe Counselling Centre is a not-for-profit, multicultural and multifaith counselling agency committed to strengthening emotional and spiritual well-being. The centre is rooted in the belief that faith and spirituality can be important resources for healing and change. Embracing diversity and cultural inclusivity, the centre offers counselling to student and people throughout Waterloo Region.


The centre offers individual, couples, family, child, adolescent and group counselling. Approaches to therapy include: art, child and play; eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR); cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT); Jungian; emotional focused therapy (EFT); and narrative and strengths-based approaches.

Many of the therapists are registered practitioners in social work; psychotherapy; child and play therapy, and art therapy. Some therapists are graduate-level practicum students who are supervised by professionals. Also, a practising psychologist and a medical doctor provide limited service on-site.

If issues of faith and spirituality are important to a client, the centre's unique approach ensures that therapists are trained to listen and explore issues of spirituality. The therapist’s aim is to understand a client's worldview and never to impose one on the client.


The centre is named after Rev. Delton J. Glebe (1919-2011), a longtime pastor, professor and principal-dean who was a pioneer in the research and teaching of grief, death and dying. Opened in October 2013, the centre aims to extend his leadership and legacy.

The centre is a community service provided through Martin Luther University College (formerly Waterloo Lutheran Seminary). Established in 1911, the school is home to one of the largest graduate programs in the field of Spiritual Care and Psychotherapy.