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Same-day Counselling

Student and counsellor looking at computer screen together
Same-day Counselling will not be avialble on Tuesday, January 16. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you are in need of suppoort please visit our mental Health Resources page to discover virtual and phone-based options. 
If you require immediate assistance, please visit your local emergency room, call Mobile Mental Health Crisis team at 1-888-429-8167 or call 911.

Same-day Counselling at the Student Health & Wellness Centre (Halifax)

Counselling is the skilled and principled use of relationships to increase knowledge, emotional acceptance and growth, and the optimal development of personal resources.

The overall aim of counselling is to build and strengthen skills and work towards living in a more satisfying and resourceful way. Skills development could pertain to coping and resilience in handling life circumstances, enhanced capacity to respond to demands and reduce symptoms of distress. 

Students who are looking for counselling can book an appointment access same-day counselling sessions at the Student Health & Wellness Centre in Halifax from Monday to Saturday. The first session also acts as an intake session. The purpose of this 30-50 minute session is to: 

  • Screen and assess your situation
  • Discuss your options 
  • Suggest strategies for coping with immediate issues
  • Create a wellness plan

Same-day Counselling at Health Services (Truro)

If you are located in Truro and require counselling, please book an appointment with the nurse at Health Services.