The Counselling Centre

Our service is available to all registered and attending Saint Mary's University students. We offer individual personal counselling, academic & life skills coaching, consultations and group education sessions. Our team of professionals will help you meet your academic and personal goals. We understand how stressful university life can sometimes be and how making small changes can have a huge impact. Our staff are generalists in their training with experience working with University students.

Our hours During the Academic Year (Sept-May) are

8:30am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:30pm


During the Summer (June - Aug) 8:30am-12:00pm, 1:00pm-4:00pm.

We try our best to respond as quickly as possible to meet the needs of our students. Please Note: We are not an emergency clinic therefore we will refer all emergencies to the QEII Emergency Department (for ages 19 years old and over), located on Robie Street or the IWK Emergency Department (for 19 years of age and under), located on South Street.



Find information for new and returning clients below as well as more information about our many services and resources in the tabs on the side of the page.

New to Our Service:

Personal Concerns


Intake is a 30 minute long appointment, first come, first served for students new to counselling who may be unsure of how counselling might help, have an issue that might benefit from more than 1 session (e.g. depression/anxiety/relationship) or want to engage in longer term counselling (4-8 sessions).


 Intake times are as follows: 

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday: 1pm-3:30pm


Wednesday/Friday: 9:00am-11:30am


Academic and Life Skills Coaching

The Counselling Centre has a variety of services and resources to meet your academic needs as a student. Visit our Academic and Life Skills Coaching Page to learn more about the options available to you. 

Returning Clients

Returning students are welcome to book an appointment for personal counselling and/or academic & life skills coaching directly by:

Contacting us:

(P) 902-420-5615


Dropping by our office:

4th Floor Student Centre

(turn left once you get off the elevator)

Or book online:

Book An Appointment Button


Other Resources

Healthy Minds App

For more information on mental health and life balance please visit

Healthy Minds is now available for free for iPhone, iPad, iPad mini and iPod Touch through the App Store or through and, where printable promotional materials are also available.

Transitions Booklet

Transitions is a free mental health booklet. To view the booklet please click the link .

Other Counselling Initiatives

The Counselling Centre has various mental health initiatives we have developed which include: how to help a student in distress, and SMU Talks for Faculty and Staff.

InBalance Programs at Saint Mary's University

Saint Mary's University offers some great InBalance Wellness programs. Please visit to view upcoming events/sessions being held