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.
Any Camosun student may access confidential counselling. Our services are short term in nature and are meant to support you as a student. You have the option to come for an in-person, video or phone appointment. Please read the extra information at the bottom of this page if you are an Indigenous student.
Access to our Same Day appointments begins at 9am each day by phone (except Tuesdays when it begins at 10:30am). Pre-booked appointments are also available. The only way to secure an appointment is by speaking to the Counselling Assistant in-person or by phone (not by leaving an email or voicemail).
Service Counters* are open at both campuses:
Lansdowne (Dawson 2nd Floor) and Interurban (Campus Centre 3rd Floor)
Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9am - 4pm
Tues: 10:30am - 6pm
All statutory holidays
Due to the evolving nature of Covid-19, these hours may be subject to change at short notice. Please feel free to give us a call before you attend the Service Counter to ensure we are open at the campus you'd like to be seen at. All of our appointment types are bookable by phone.
*Some days (in particular when student flow at the College is lighter) we may only have one physical counter open, so phone may be the best way to book an appointment.
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.
Faculty and Staff Referrals
When Camosun College community members are hoping to connect a student to Counselling, the most effective way is to share our contact information with the student directly and have them speak to the Counselling Assistant. Emailing a counsellor directly will often result in an unnecessary delay.
College Faculty and Staff are welcome to call for a counsellor consult if they would like to speak to a Counsellor about how to refer a student or to get help assessing if there is a level of risk to the student.
Please refer to the Supporting Students in Distress document for more information (includes resources for times when the college is closed and/or a fast response is appropriate).
Counselling services for students away from campus
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.
Find a list of other support services and apps from across campus and the greater Victoria community.