What is One-on-One Counselling?
Engaging in one-on-one counselling takes a lot of courage and provides you with the opportunity to discover much about yourself. One-on-one counselling can be a powerful and valuable venue for change and growth. During your first appointment, your counsellor will discuss the initial consent form with you. This provides you with the opportunity to ask questions or express any concerns you might have. The remainder of the session is spent gathering information about your presenting concern(s) and/or needs(s) and exploring expectations for your work together. Counselling appointments are 50 minutes in length.
Counselling is different than talking to a friend or family member. Our conversations have specific goals, and although your group counsellor(s) will be supportive, they also will challenge you. Sometimes you might feel annoyed, tired, or upset following a session. This can happen as you are processing new ways of thinking or because you've spoken about something that's been upsetting to you. As a result of counselling, you may experience changes in your relationships, or beliefs that have unexpected results. Usually, these changes are very positive in the long-term, but it may be difficult to experience as they are occurring.
How Do I Book an Appointment?
Please visit us at Counselling & Career Services in Anderson Hall (AH153), where you will fill out initial paperwork & book an appointment in-person.
Every Wednesday, Counselling & Career Services offers walk-in appointments. These appointments are solution focussed, one-time, 50-minute sessions that deal with specific concerns.
Appointments are given out on a first come, first served basis. We encourage you to come at 8:45am to secure an appointment.