UBC Counselling Services uses a brief, intentional counselling model to address mental health concerns. After you share your information, the staff will connect you to the support option most suitable for your situation.
In a Wellness Advising appointment, you will meet with a registered mental healthcare provider who will listen to your concern and connect you to the most appropriate level of care in a timely way. Counselling Services can help you book an in-person or virtual 45-minute, same-day appointment that will focus on assessment and wellness planning. You may be connected to self-directed resources, workshops, life coaching, group therapy, brief counselling, or medical care.
Drop-in, Single-session Counselling
Many students find that a single counselling session can help them move forward in a positive direction. Drop-in Counselling appointments with a registered mental healthcare provider are best if you feel your concern could be met in one session. You can book additional drop-in appointments, but it may not be with the same counsellor. If this sounds like the right appointment for you, Counselling Services can schedule an in-person or virtual 45-minute, same-day appointment to help you focus on your strengths and identify helpful perspectives and/or strategies.
If a group counselling program is the right option for you, it will be offered as an opportunity for you to learn new skills, connect with other students, and share your experiences about what is helpful in a confidential, safe space.
Counselling Services also offers brief, intentional individual counselling with registered mental health providers to help you cope with a wide variety of concerns. If it seems like you may benefit from more specialized or longer-term support, or psychiatric or medically supervised care, Counselling Services can help you connect to appropriate resources and referrals.