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Counselling

Counselling

UFV Counselling appointments are available in-person, by phone, and online (Zoom).
If you are feeling unwell at the time of your appointment, please let us know and we can easily convert your appointment to a phone or online appointment.
Emergency and after-hours support:
If you experience a personal crisis after 4:30 pm or on weekends, you can contact the following community resources for support: 
     9-8-8 (text or call) Suicide Crisis Help Line 24/7;
     Fraser Health Crisis Line: 1-877-820-7444;
     Here2Talk (text or call): 1-877-857-3397;
     Empower Me: 1-833-628-5589;
     KUU-US Crisis Line Services: 1-800-588-8717;

If you could like information about other community resources, please call 2-1-1 or visit the 2-1-1 website. If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1.
Workshops & support groups
Personal counselling

Welcome to UFV Counselling

Welcome to UFV's Counselling Services

Going to university can be a rewarding and challenging experience. Meeting and talking with a supportive and knowledgeable counsellor can help.

UFV Counsellors can assist you:

How to book a counselling appointment

UFV Counselling appointments are available in-person, by phone, and online (Zoom).

To book an appointment with a counsellor:

You can also access Counselling resources on your own:

  • Attend a counselling group workshop
  • Download online handouts
  • Discover support sources in other UFV departments
  • Participate in our counselling awareness events

See our Frequently Asked Questions to find answers about:

  • What is counselling?
  • What services are offered through the UFV Counselling Department?
  • Is counselling confidential?
  • Who can access counselling at UFV?
  • How much does it cost?
  • What if I can’t make it to my appointment?
  • I’m an instructor at UFV. What can I do to help a student in crisis?
  • I’m worried about a friend or family member who goes to UFV. What should I do?

Check out our FAQ


Free mental health supports available

The Government of British Columbia has recently launched Here2Talk, a new mental health counselling and referral service for post-secondary students. The service offers confidential, free single-session services by app, phone or online chat, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  ‌

The BC Psychological Association is also providing free emergency mental health resources and support at this time.

Wellness Together Canada has also launched, providing mental health resources and supports to youth and adults.

Looking for additional resources? Please see here for a list of community supports.

In need of self-care? The UFV Counselling team has also compiled a Self-Care Toolkit for you. 

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