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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.

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

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! Come hang out on Tuesday afternoons - we always have free coffee and snacks! Come by whenever you can, for as long as you can.

International Café - Summer 2019

Date: Tuesdays, May 14 to June 11, 2019 (5 Sessions)

Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Location: DSU Building Room 207, New Westminster Campus

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 contact us for information about upcoming workshops.

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.