College counsellors are expert partners in the safety, wellbeing and success of students. Counsellors are skilled helping professionals who support students in meeting their potential and getting the most out of their educational experience. Counselling services are provided free of charge and are available to all students including International students, those of First Nations, Metis and Inuit ancestry and students with disabilities.
Where are we?
1st Floor Shuniah Building in the Student Success Centre - Room 153
Open M-F 8:30 - 4:30
Phone: (807) 475-6618 to make an appointment or drop-in
What services do we provide?
We offer the following types of service:
- Personal Counselling
- Career/Program Exploration
- Academic Issues & Academic Dispute Resolution
The counselling department provides a safe, confidential place for students to get help and support in many areas including:
- Crisis situations
- Mental health issues
- Depression or anxiety
- Money problems
- Interpersonal conflicts
- Gender identity
- Grief and loss
Personal counselling is provided by qualified, experienced counsellors and may involve referrals to other college services or community resources.
Career/program exploration involves helping people to make decisions about their future, such as:
- Secondary school students unsure of what to do next
- Mature individuals who have been in the workforce and are considering a change for any number of reasons
- College students who are considering a change in their program of study
- Postsecondary graduates who are looking for post-graduate opportunities
The counselling department utilizes a number of interest, value and personality inventories which help in career/program exploration.
Academic Issues/Dispute Resolution
Counsellors partner with Academic Advisors (link to Academic Advisor page) to ensure that students can develop their study skills, time/task management, test preparation skills or when a student requires tutoring.
Counsellors can become directly involved in academic issues when:
- A student hasn’t been successful in multiple programs
- Personal issues are having a significant impact on academic performance
- There are disputes between students and their professors over grades and other academic decisions