Booking Appointments with a Counsellor

VIU students sitting on grass in the summer at Nanaimo campus

During this time of physical distancing due to COVID-19, please note some changes in our services.

Distance counselling for VIU students is available though VIU Counselling Services.

Summer Hours

  • Monday to Friday: 8:30am to 3:30 pm 

Fall & Spring Hours

  • Monday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 - 3:30
  • Scheduled appointments: Mon, Thurs, Fri: 9:00 am – 3:oo 
  •                                             Tues & Wed: 9:00 am -  5:00 pm 

To book an appointment

  • For Counselling Services through the Nanaimo campus, call 250-740-6416.
  • If you get a message we are busy with a student, leave your name, phone number, student number, and email.
  • Please ensure your phone number and email match your student record. If this information does not match your student record, please update your student record.
  • You will be contacted by Counselling Services to set up an appointment. 
  • If you have an urgent concern and need to talk to someone as soon as possible, we have some urgent sessions available. Indicate in your voicemail that you need an urgent session, and we will book you in to meet with the next available counsellor.

For International Students

  • Email Counselling.International@viu.ca (this email is only monitored Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 4pm).
  • Indicate your name and student number only (the auto-reply from the email will indicate next steps).
  • Please ensure your phone number and email match your student record. If this information does not match your student record, please update your student record.
  • You will be contacted by International Counselling Services to set up an appointment.
  • International Students may also access immigration advising, and academic advising from International Student services by emailing: Advising.International@viu.ca