Counselling Services

Counselling Services

Everyone needs a little help sometimes.  Our Counselling Services team is here to support you when you need a hand. We're available to all current students for all kinds of reasons.  Read through our FAQ and be sure to look at the events & workshops we offer throughout the year.

Counselling Services FAQ

What is clinical counselling?

Counselling is a relationship with a professional that helps you gain self- knowledge, emotional acceptance and growth and helps you develop your personal resources. The goal is to learn how to live more satisfyingly and resourcefully.

What kinds of things do you deal with in counselling?

Counselling relationships and sessions will vary according to your needs but may focus on addressing and resolving specific problems, making decisions, coping with crisis, developing personal insights and knowledge, working through feelings of inner conflict, healing painful experiences, or improving relationships with others. Your counsellor will help you in ways that respect your values, goals, and your inner strengths and wisdom!

How much does counselling cost?

The initial intake session is free. After that, students can receive counseling for a nominal fee of $12 per session. Please keep in mind that students who miss appointments, without notifying their counsellor at least 24 hours in advance, will be charged $24 for the missed session.

Is my information kept private?

Columbia respects the right to privacy, and keeps counselling appointments confidential. During the intake appointment, the Counselling Services Supervisor will discuss guidelines and limits of confidentiality. You can look over this Treatment Agreement ahead of time, here.

How do I arrange my first appointment?

To book a counselling session,complete the online intake form as your first step. We'll contact you as soon as possible (within a few days) to schedule your intake interview.

How often can I come for counselling?

Typically, you would come every week or every other week.

Who will my counsellor be?

We have a great team of counsellors for 2016-2017! You can take a look at our names and photos below. After your initial interview, you'll be assigned the counsellor we feel will be the best fit. If you are willing, your counsellor may be an intern studying for their MA in Counselling Psychology.

Relationship Problems
Depression & Anxiety
Gender Identity & Sexual Orientation
Body Image Issues
Grief & Loss
Eating Disorders
Other Issues


  Student Centre | Second Floor

  Monday - Thursday | 10AM - 5PM

  604.853.3567 x326

  Email Counselling Services


Intake Booking Form



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