Counselling Services at the University of Lethbridge is pleased to offer services to Calgary Campus students through distance delivery ("telecounselling") - either via video conferencing or telephone. The platform that we are using is Zoom. Zoom is a third-party video communication service that uses industry-standard privacy and security measures. For additional information regarding their privacy standards and tips on privacy, visit the following link: https://zoom.us/privacy
What is Counselling?
In its most general form, counselling is an interactive process involving a trained professional counsellor and a client, with the purpose of enhancing the client's current level of functioning. In counselling, the client and counsellor collaborate in order to help the client grow and change by: establishing goals, developing new ways of understanding and coping with problems, and learning to use external and internal resources more effectively.
The foundation of counselling is the relationship you establish with your counsellor. Therefore, it is crucial that you pick the right counsellor for you.
What does a Counsellor do?
A counsellor is someone who has specialized training in helping people make change in their lives and improve their well-being. Don't be afraid to ask your counsellor about his or her training, credentials, and specializations. Your counsellor should not direct counselling, or try to be the expert of your life, but should collaborate with you to help you make the changes you want.
How much does Counselling Cost?
As a student of the University, counselling on campus is free. Some outside agencies in the community offer free services as well, depending on your needs and situations. Other agencies offer sliding-free or subsidy options, in which they base your fee on your current income and financial situation.