Types of Counselling
College can be a challenging environment. Counselling Services offers one-to-one counselling and numerous resources devoted to enhancing our current students' personal, academic and career development.Confidentiality Statement
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:
- Transition to college
- Relationship difficulties
- Thoughts of suicide
- Low self-esteem
- Sexual assault or abuse
- Domestic violence
- Grief and loss
- Health issues
- Eating disorders
Referrals can also be made to community resources regarding personal issues or specialized treatment programs.
Common academic issues with which counsellors can assist students include:
- Assessment of learning barriers
- Screening for suspected learning disabilities
- Academic complaints and appeal procedures
- Public speaking, test and performance anxiety
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.
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.