Meeting with a Counsellor

A counsellor may suggest that one on one counselling is the best option to address your current concerns. There are a number of options that may be suggested:

  • Single Session therapy, in which you meet with a counsellor one time only to discuss your concern and come up with possible solutions. These appointments are generally between 45-90 minutes.
  • Short term counselling support may be recommended. Short term counselling may be 2-4 sessions. Each session is approximately 45 minutes. With your counsellor, you will create a plan for these sessions. The sessions will likely occur every other week to one time per month. Goals are evaluated on an ongoing basis to ensure your needs are being met. The Health & Wellness Centre is not able to provide long term counselling.  If it is determined that you require longer term support, we will work with you to find appropriate resources in your community.
  • Online self-help with support. A counsellor may direct you to our WellTrack program, which you will complete at your own pace. A counsellor might also suggest books or Apps that might match with your current concern.

A service agreement [PDF] will be reviewed with you at the beginning of counselling to ensure you understand the risks and benefits of counselling, as well your rights and responsibilities. All the information shared during an appointment is confidential.

Each Personal Counsellor is trained to help with:

  • Addictions
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Concentration/Procrastination/Perfectionism
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Problems
  • LGBTQ issues, sexual orientation and gender identity
  • Low Self-esteem
  • Personal Crises
  • Relationship Issues
  • Social Anxiety
  • Stress