Counselling offers a supportive and non-judgemental space in which to talk about your experience, learn new strategies for coping, and process trauma.
Counselling Services, Bow Valley College
University of Lethbridge Calgary Campus students have access to professional counsellors through the Bow Valley College Counselling Services in Learner Success Services. This service is free of charge for students enrolled at the University. Students have the opportunity to discuss life concerns and difficulties in a private and confidential setting. BVC counsellors have a wide variety of backgrounds and experience and are trained to work with all kinds of counselling issues, and are here to talk about any subject with which a student feels they need help. Through this center, students have access to personal, academic and career counselling.
Distress Centre Calgary (DCC) ensures everyone has a place to turn to in a time of crisis by providing 24 hour crisis support, professional counselling and referrals - all at no cost. Counselling is available over the phone or face to face. They also provide a referral service to connect callers with the appropriate community resource. This resource is not just available to uLethbridge students, but all community members. Through their ‘Connecteen’ program, they provide resources and services for teens who need support
Eastside Family Services, Woods Homes
Eastside Family Services provides no-charge, walk-in, single session counselling to individuals, couples and families. These services are for people experiencing emotional upset that may arise from a variety of situations ranging from parent/ adolescent conflict and mental health concerns to domestic violence, financial stress and employment loss. They have multidisciplinary teams of professionals, including psychiatric and clinical consultation. They also provide no-cost, legal advice in collaboration with Calgary Legal Guidance. These are walk-in services-- there is no appointment necessary to access these services.
Through Calgary Counselling Centre, students can access counselling. This community resource is available to all individuals, family and youth, not just uLethbridge students. This organization connects those who need it with a registered Psychologist to help individuals identify and work through issues that they want assistance with. This is a ‘for-fee’ service, however fees are done on a sliding scale, depending on the income of the individual accessing the service.