Counselling Services is the first point of contact for all of your mental health concerns—whether you would like to see a doctor, a counsellor, or get more information about mental health care at UBC and beyond.
Students seek mental health support for many different reasons:
- You may be feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, or notice that your mental health is declining.
- You may need some help with decision-making, navigating family and social relationships, coping with grief and loss, or adjusting to major life transitions.
- You may be coping with cultural adjustment, understanding your gender and sexual identity, navigating experiences of discrimination or sexual violence, and working through their impacts on your mental health and academic goals.
- You may have difficulty with concentration, organization, procrastination or test anxiety.
Whatever you are experiencing, we are here to support and empower you to take the next steps.
Counsellors and health professionals are committed to keeping your personal information completely private and confidential. Information about you and your health can only be shared with your permission, or when safety concerns or legal requirements arise. If you have any questions about confidentiality, or anything else, please ask during your appointment.
Equitable support for all students
At UBC Counselling Services, we respect that students have unique identities, personalities, cultures, and lived experiences. We strive to bring a culturally responsive, anti-oppressive, and social justice orientation to the counselling process. Counsellors at UBC Counselling Services represent a broad diversity of identity and human experience. We value and respectfully recognize Indigenous history, culture, traditional values, stories, and the lands we work on.
Counselling practicum and internship training
UBC Counselling Services also offers training through doctoral internship and practicum placements for students in Counselling Psychology graduate training programs.