Counselling Services

Counselling Services strive to support students’ academic and personal success by providing assistance through counselling, helping students connect with others, and aiding students in accessing resources and information.

Counselling is the process of facilitating human change by focusing on the development of your personal objectives.  

The Counselling Centre strives to support registered students to be healthy in both body and mind in order to accomplish their personal and professional goals. 

How to Access Counselling at UNBC?

The initial step is booking an hour long intake appointment with one of our counsellors. Simply stop by our office (5-196 in the library building) or phone 250-960-6369 and we will find a time that fits your schedule. During this appointment you will be asked questions to determine your goals for change. Following the intake you will be paired with the counsellor that best meets your needs. At this point you can book ongoing individual or group counselling. 

Individual Counselling

Individual counselling is a one on one sessions based on the client’s specific needs and goals. The duration of these sessions are usually 50 minutes in length.  

No topic is too big or too small if it is impacting your academic and/or personal life. Counsellors are trained to help you cope with everything from exam stress to serious mental health issues. 

Group Counselling

Group counselling provides the unique experience of working with peers to gain multiple perspectives of their experience and find commonalities and support. The feedback you receive in this type of therapy is one of the main strengths of group. 

The duration and availability of UNBC’s group counselling varies each semester. For additional information connect with the Counselling Center.

Support Group

The Counselling Centre offers support groups for people with common experiences or concerns.  

Psychoeducational Group

A Psychoeducational Group is a specific type of group therapy that focuses on educating clients about their disorders and gaining skills to maintain wellness. It is usually based on the principles of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Clients who need support with anxiety, depression, mood regulation and self-esteem may benefit from this type of group.

Interpersonal Process Groups

An Interpersonal process group is a powerful way to learn about ourselves and our relationships with others.  This group will provide a safe, supportive space to explore your relationships with others and practice new behaviours that can ultimately lead to more fulfilling relationships. These interpersonal interactions can provide group members with an opportunity to deepen their level of self-awareness and to learn how they relate to others. This group can help individuals feeling dissatisfied in relationships and those who find it difficult to say what they need, in addition to many other concerns.

For More information on UNBC Counselling Services please stop by our office 5-196, email: or phone 250-960-6369.