Counselling Services for Students



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Emergency & After Hours Support

Why Seek Help?

There are many reasons why you might want to visit a counsellor. Some common issues include depression or low mood, anxiety, self-harm, difficulties with relationships, perfectionism, grief & loss, substance use, confidence, disordered eating, loneliness, procrastination, internet addiction, coping with a traumatic event, adjustment to University life and many other personal difficulties. Our goal is to help you overcome these challenges so you’re able to have the best possible experience at VIU. 

Services We Offer

Services at Cowichan and Powell River Campuses

For Faculty and Staff

Please see Counselling Supports for Faculty and Staff


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