Counselling is available to help you deal with personal concerns that may be affecting your studies or personal well-being. We’ll work with you to explore what’s happening in your life and help you identify strategies to help.
Personal counselling topics may include:
- Stress management
- Interpersonal relationships
- Communication skills
- Building self esteem
- Adjustment to college
- Developing assertiveness skills
- Anger management
- Relationship break up
- Dealing with depression
- Coping with grief and loss
- Managing anxiety
- Overcoming procrastination
- Managing a crisis
- Family difficulties
- Disclosures of sexual violence
If specialized assistance or long-term therapy is required, we will connect you to referrals.
Anxiety: Anxiety BC has Anxiety resources, self-help exercises and printable handouts on common anxiety concerns. Also, “Relax & Rest” is an app for your iphone or android filled with meditations to help manage anxiety.
Depression: Here to Help has information on depression. It covers What it is? Could I have it? Where to go from here? and everything in between.
Suicide Prevention: The Crisis Centre has information on how to help yourself or someone you are concerned about who may be considering suicide. Their FAQ page is a great place to start.
BIPOC: The Mental Health Benefit (through the First Nations Health Authority) provides info on available funding options for counselling and FNHA mental health programs. The Indian Residential School Survivors Society also has a 24 Hour Crisis Line for anyone experiencing pain or distress as a result of their Residential School experience. The Hope for Wellness Helpline offers immediate mental health counselling and crisis intervention to all Indigenous peoples across Canada.
Healing in Colour offers a directory of BIPOC therapists who are committed to values supporting BIPOC in all intersections. And the Vancouver Black Therapy & Advocacy Foundation raises and distributes funds to connect Black community members with accredited local Black counsellors and therapists.
LGBTQ+: QMUNITY - BC's Queer Resource Centre, responds to the needs of BC’s queer communities and helps them thrive. The Trans Alliance Society offers transgender support, education, outreach and advocacy.
Mindfulness: Dr. Rick Hanson's website offers mindfulness resources and exercises.
Eating Disorders: Looking Glass Foundation of BC offers resources, support and online groups around disordered eating.
Domestic Abuse: WAVAW - Women Against Violence Against Women, is a resource for women and children who are abused or fleeing domestic abuse
General Mental Health (& Other): For information and resources on a myriad of mental health (and other) concerns check out Here to Help’s Self Help Page.
Looking for a Counsellor outside of the College? Counselling BC is a recommended resource for finding counsellors.