Booking Appointments with a Counsellor

VIU students sitting on grass in the summer at Nanaimo campus

Hours

  • Office hours: 8:30 am - 4 pm
  • Scheduled appointments
    • Mon - Fri, 9 am – 4 pm year-round 
    • Tues & Wed extended hours until 6:30 pm from Sept - April (virtual only)

How to Book an Appointment

  • For Nanaimo Counselling Services, call 250.740.6416 or drop by the Health and Wellness Centre in building 200.
  • If you reach voicemail we are busy with a student and will return your call. 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 the Health and Wellness Centre 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 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