Counselling


Due to the COVID-19 situation, Douglas College is currently offering telephone counselling sessions until further notice.

To make an appointment, please call counselling reception at (604) 777-6185 or (604) 527-5486, or email reception at stuserv@douglascollege.ca.

Once you have booked an appointment, please read the following Consent to Counsel Form prior to your phone appointment.

Counselling services

Douglas College counsellors provide free, accessible, confidential and professional support to students. We provide one-to-one support and workshops to help you learn skills to better handle stress, increase resilience, manage sudden personal challenges, or just feel better.

At Douglas, we offer three types of counselling services:

Please contact us to book an appointment. If you are currently located outside of the province of BC, there are some limitations for the services we can provide and alternate resources we can recommend.

Confidentiality

Information shared with counsellors is confidential unless the counsellor determines that there is an imminent risk of danger to human life. In such situations counsellors are required by law to release information as appropriate. Students may wish to allow counsellors to release personal information in some circumstances. Learn more about confidentiality.

Mental health resources during Covid-19

Download the Guide to Student Mental Health During Covid-19 for mental health resources and information.

Join us online for group programs and workshops 

Our fall online group programs and workshops are free and open to all students. All sessions will be offered via zoom.

Group Programs and Workshops

Instructional services

Counsellors teach Human Development credit courses in some semesters. The most commonly offered course is HUMD 1130 (14 weeks) which combines career exploration and personal development topics.