VIU Cowichan Campus Computer Stations

Natasha Labenek, M.A., RP, CCC

Educational Advisor and Counsellor

Tasha began working for Student Affairs at the Cowichan Campus as of November 2019. She works as a Counsellor and Student Advisor. Her favorite part of the job is seeing students smiling faces as they get empowered and excited about their future!

For educational advising, she clarifies student interests and works one-on-one with them to reach their goals. She uses labor market information, career inventories, and the student’s own experiences to help them reach decisions about their education.

In counselling, Tasha uses an integrative approach that ties elements from Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing. Tasha encourages her clients to develop greater understanding of themselves in their quest for change: including, but not limited to, their strengths and weaknesses, limitations and capabilities, as well as their values and dreams.