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

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

Join us online!

Virtual Calm: Virtual sit-in every Thursday evening starting May 28th

Coping with Uncertainty: 6 week support group starting Monday May 25th

For those with academic probation appointments please review the following Academic Probation Resource Sheet. If you are looking for support during the COVID-19 pandemic please take a look at our COVID19 Resources

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. For additional details please refer to confidentiality.

Counselling services

College can be a stressful and confusing time for many students. Douglas College counsellors can assist with managing personal challenges, career planning and figuring out how to enjoy your studies and ease the pressure of college life.

At Douglas, we offer three types of counselling services:

Please contact us to book an appointment.

International Café

Often making connections, and building community in a new country is one of the most important things for staying healthy and happy while away from home. To help you meet people, practice English and talk about your cultural experiences, there's International Café! Join us online.

International Café - Summer 2020

Date: Tuesdays, June 2 to July 7, 2020

Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

To Join: email

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. 

Student workshops

Counsellors offer some non-credit workshops for registered students that are designed to promote personal growth and student success. The most commonly offered workshop is an Introduction to Career Planning. Please see our career counselling page or contact us for information about upcoming career workshops, and feel free to contact us for information on other upcoming workshops as well.

Career counselling or academic advising?

If you know which program(s) you would like to take at Douglas College and have questions about entrance requirements, tuition, university transfer and course selection, make an appointment to speak with an Academic Advisor or attend an information session.

If you are unsure about your educational and career goals, contact us to book an appointment with a counsellor.