Personal counselling

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.

Some Additional Resources


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.

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

Grief and Loss: Crossroads Hospice Society (Tri-Cities) and New West Hospice Society for those seeking support around loss and grief

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.

Ready to book an appointment?

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

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