Counselling Services for Students

Why Seek Help?

Counsellors are here to help you learn about yourself, build on your strengths, overcome challenges, and explore new opportunities. There are many reasons why you might want to visit us. Some common issues include depression or low mood, anxiety, grief and loss, self-harm, difficulties with relationships, perfectionism, concerns about 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 be your best self and have the best possible experience at VIU. 

Services We Offer

Call 250.740.6416

Services at Cowichan and tiwšɛmawtxʷ (Powell River) Campuses

For Faculty and Staff

Please see Counselling Supports for Faculty and Staff.

If you are experiencing a crisis, reach out



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