Counselling Services

We salute all of our students for their patience, flexibility, fortitude and resilience during these challenging times.

Ongoing physical distancing measures have disrupted our ability to provide in-person counselling and therapy. As a result, we’ve adapted our counselling service for remote delivery.

We are now offering 30-minute counselling appointments by phone, Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 3:30pm. Our services are available to all enrolled degree students. Counselling appointments are free and confidential.


Some Reasons for Seeking Counselling

  • stress
  • anxiety or depression
  • difficulties with school
  • suicidal thoughts
  • relationship difficulties
  • low self-esteem
  • or other reasons of your own

What To Expect

In these appointments, you will identify the outcome you want to achieve. The Counsellor will help you align your thoughts and actions to meet your desired outcome and provide resources and support that may help guide you.

Please note that we are not able to offer in-depth counselling and therapy in these phone appointments. We are unable to do so because of challenges associated with developing the therapeutic setting and capturing non-verbal communication when providing services by phone.


Confidentiality

All information you share in counselling is held in strict confidence and is not shared with anyone without your consent, except when:

  • the counsellor determines there is a likelihood of endangering self or others, or
  • there is an indication of abuse of a minor (age 18 or under), or
  • a court subpoena is received

Accessing Services

To book an appointment, email counselling@ecuad.ca. We will respond to your email within 24 hours (Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 3:30pm).

If you are experiencing an emergency, please contact 911 or go to the emergency department at your local hospital.

For reasons of professional licensing and jurisdiction, students who are located outside of BC may have limited access to services. As the COVID-19 pandemic evolves, policies around jurisdiction may also change. Please contact us at counselling@ecuad.ca if you have any questions and for the most up-to-date information.


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