We're here to help
While attending Camosun, you may experience changes and challenges within yourself, with friends and family, with living arrangements, with life goals, with courses or with other areas of your life. Camosun counsellors can support you through whatever challenges you are facing and help you reach your personal and academic goals.
Some common concerns addressed through individual counselling include:
- depression, anxiety and other mental health issues
- relationship difficulties
- grief and loss
- cultural transitions
- self-esteem and identity
- substance use/addiction
- motivation, procrastination and time management
Are you an International student? Connect with a Camosun International counsellor.
Do you self-identify as an Indigenous Student? Connect with our Indigenous Counsellor.
Group counselling has been proven to be an effective intervention for many personal issues. Learning from other students and sharing experiences while a professional counsellor supports the process can be a powerful therapeutic tool.
Sometimes people feel nervous about sharing in groups. We never make people share anything they don't want to; you are in charge of your own boundaries. Once trust builds within the group, students are often surprised by how helpful it can be to learn with their peers.
Group counselling offers the opportunity to work weekly on a topic for 4-8 weeks (depending on the program). This can be helpful for students who want a more frequent connection than individual counselling can offer.
Bounce Back Yoga
Bounce Back Yoga is being offered again at Interurban Campus on Wednesdays at 3pm. This mix of gentle movement and laying meditation helps build capacity to cope with stress, manage difficult thoughts and learn to be with challenging emotions. Sessions are free and all bodies and belief systems are welcome. Pre-register for these weekly drop-in sessions by emailing Liisa at RobinsonL@camosun.ca
We have put together a list of personal resources that you may find helpful.
Any Camosun student may book an appointment for free and confidential personal or career counselling.
With the exception of urgent concerns, appointments are preferred and may be booked in person or by telephone.
Appointments are normally 50 minutes long and generally occur every two to four weeks for students requiring ongoing support. Community referrals can be made for students requiring more frequent or long-term counselling or therapy.
Am I a student?
In order to be considered a current student, you should meet one of the following criteria:
- currently attending classes
- registered or authorized to register for next term
- have paid the $175 registration deposit
Not a current student? We also offer services for members of the community.