Access Counselling

College can be a big transition, 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. We're here to help.

Individual counselling

Any Camosun student may access confidential counselling.  Our services are short term in nature and are meant to support you as a student.   For the fall semester of 2021-2022 we will be offering both virtual (phone or video) and in person counselling sessions.  Please read the extra information at the bottom of this page if you are an Indigenous or International student.

Virtual appointments are available:

Monday 9-4

Tuesday 9-6

Wednesday 9-4

Thursday 9-6

Friday 9-4

In person appointments are available:

Lansdowne – Monday – Friday 9am-4pm

Interurban – Monday and Thursday 1:30-6pm

For both Virtual and In-person appointments, we have two ways to book:

Same day appointments

Same day appointments are available weekdays on a first-come, first-served basis. To access one of these appointments call the Counselling Centre on the day you’d like an appointment. Sessions are allocated at the beginning of each day.   Once all sessions are filled, students are invited to try again the next day.   

Pre-booked appointments

Pre-Booked appointments are best for students who are unable to attend a same day appointment and are able to wait to see a counsellor.  Wait times for these appointments will vary.  

Book a phone appointment or adjust a scheduled appointment

Call 250-370-3571 Calls are generally answered Monday to Friday 9am - 4pm. 

Reception at Lansdowne is open Monday-Friday 9-4

Reception at Interurban is open Monday and Thursday from 1:30-6:00

During Covid, we encourage booking by phone if it is possible for you. 

WE DO NOT RECEIVE CONFIDENTIAL VOICEMAILS

Indigenous Students

We have a counsellor for Indigenous students on our team.   Please let us know when you call if you’d like to see this counsellor.

As part of Camosun’s Indigenization Policy G-2.2 and our commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action, Counselling Services is committed to providing culturally responsive service for Indigenous Students. In order to work in a good way, it is possible that the length of session and duration of connection may be more flexible in this context.

International Students

Please visit the page for International Counselling https://camosun.ca/international/current-international-students/counsel…

 

Counselling services for students away from campus

Students located inside Canada

For students residing in Canada, Same Day and Pre-Booked and Follow up sessions will all continue to be available as part of regular services while the College adapts to social distancing requirements.  These appointments may all be offered by phone or web-based video counselling.

 

Students located outside of Canada

Due to privacy, legal and ethical limitations Camosun College cannot provide counselling services to students located outside of Canada.

Students are invited to access Here2Talk (24 hours/7 days a week) confidential mental health counselling and community referrals for BC post-secondary students through app, phone and web.

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Other supports

Find a list of other support services and apps from across campus and the greater Victoria community.