Counselling

Counselling Services for Students

A Place to Turn When You Need Help

Professional, Safe and Confidential

Distance counselling for VIU students is available though VIU Counselling Services from Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm.  

Appointments for Students

VIU counsellors are currently available for distance counselling via phone and zoom. Urgent appointments are also available. Please read details about setting up an appointment, and we look forward to connecting with you!  

If you are experiencing a crisis, you can reach out to:

Why Seek Help?

There are many reasons why you might want to visit us. Some common issues that students come to us with are depression, social anxiety, self-harm, disordered eating, relationship problems, perfectionism, grief & loss, substance use, confidence, loneliness, procrastination, internet addictions, 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. In these uncertain times, our counsellors are also able to provide support around concerns of being overwhelmed, feeling isolated, or otherwise distressed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Services We Offer

For Faculty and Staff

Please see Counselling Supports for Faculty and Staff. Updates for additional information on supports and services are available through VIU Health and Safety. 

Virtual Mental Health Supports in BC for everyone 

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