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Types of Counselling

College can be a challenging environment. Counselling offers one-to-one counselling and numerous resources devoted to enhancing our current students' personal, academic and career development.

Confidentiality Statement

Personal Counselling

Our professionally-trained counsellors offer individual counselling for current students who identify personal barriers that are interfering with their success at Conestoga. Some common personal issues include:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Addictions
  • Transition to college
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Thoughts of suicide
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anger
  • Sexual assault or abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Domestic violence
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma
  • Health issues
  • Eating disorders

Referrals can also be made to community resources regarding personal issues or specialized treatment programs.

Academic Counselling

Common academic issues with which counsellors can assist students include:

Students can also obtain assistance from counsellors with academic complaints as outlined in the Student Guide. This might include a facilitated meeting between a student and faculty member if desired by the two parties.

Counsellors can also assist students with the academic appeal procedure or the harassment procedure as outlined in the Student Guide.

If you are a current student and would like assistance with your study and learning strategies, a counsellor can arrange specific assistance in this area. For more information on study skills, please refer to The Learning Commons.

Career Counselling

When personal barriers, obstacles or challenges negatively affect career decision making, counsellors can assist with these challenges to help ensure a more informed career decision-making process.

For more direct career needs or future program questions, a counsellor will refer you to Career Services.

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