Speaking with a wellness professional can help clarify concerns or situations and open up new ways of dealing with them. We work with you to assess your needs and identify the best type of support for you – from self-help resources to group or individual therapy – to help you have the best university experience possible.
What to expect
Go at your own pace
A wellness professional will help you clarify your goals and work with you to develop a wellness plan to reach those goals. Together, we’ll choose wellness resources that best fit your needs, readiness to change, and time availability.
Build new skills to help you succeed
Addressing concerns takes courage and at times can feel difficult to face. It’s important to be patient with yourself and trust that your ongoing effort will help you identify and reinforce your strengths as well as build new skills to help you succeed.
Information about you, the concerns you share, and the services you access is kept confidential, except in situations where:
- A child is in need of protection; you may be at imminent risk to yourself or others; or any other situation that leads to concerns about public safety.
- Other statutory or common-law provision requires or authorizes the release of confidential information.
If you have been in hospital for mental health concerns, a UBC Manager of Student Services may be notified with your permission to help you get back on track.
UBC wellness professionals strive to work closely together to provide you with the most effective services to help you meet your unique needs. When you meet with a Wellness Professional for the first time, you will complete a Consent to Share Information form in which you have the option of consenting to information sharing among UBC wellness professionals in Counselling Services, Student Health Service, Access and Diversity and Student Support Services so you have an integrated system of support.
Why speak with a counsellor?
Speaking with a counsellor can help you better understand any mental health concerns you face. A counsellor can also help you identify ways to manage or overcome these concerns so you can live well and accomplish the things that are important to you.
Counselling Services' new location compliments the existing Brock Hall office and has additional staff available to support you.
You can access individual counselling services at both the Brock Hall and Lower Mall locations, and one phone number for both offices makes it easy to get in touch.