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 (September-May) are
During the Summer (June - August) 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:
Intake is a 30 minute long booked appointment for students new to counselling who may be unsure of how counselling might be useful and gives us an overview of what is happening. This appointment is with our Intake & Programs Coordinator.
Intake appointments are booked during the following times:
Call 902-420-5615 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book an intake appoitnment.
Single session is a 30 minute long booked appointment for returning clients who have not used our service for over 1 year or longer or who are not able to return to their original Clinician. This appointment will reassess the needs of the client. Further counselling may or may not be needed. This appointment is with a Clinical Therapist/Psychologist.
The Counselling Centre has a variety of services and resources to meet your academic needs as a student including individual coaching sessions with the Intake & Programs Coordinator. Visit our Academic and Life Skills Coaching Page to learn more about the options available to you.
Dropping by our office:
4th Floor Student Centre, SC406
(turn right once you get off the elevator)
Or book online:
Good2Talk is a free, confidential helpline for post-secondary students in Nova Scotia. By calling Good2Talk, students can receive information and referrals about services and supports for mental health, addictions and well-being on and off campus or speak anonymously with a professional counsellor. Fore more information visit: https://good2talk.ca/
Free 24/7 counselling for Saint Mary's University students in various languages. Contact number 1-877-234-5327
Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is an emental health resource that can be accessed at http://thepath-ca.taoconnect.org (go to My pathways)
Kognito is a health simulation company. Our simulations with virtual humans prepare people to lead real-life conversations that change lives. Visit https://kognito.com/
Healthy Minds App
For more information on mental health and life balance please visit http://ourhealthyminds.com/.
Healthy Minds is now available for free for iPhone, iPad, iPad mini and iPod Touch through the App Store or through healthymindsapp.ca and difd.com, where printable promotional materials are also available.
Transitions is a free mental health booklet. To view the booklet please click the link http://teenmentalhealth.org/toolbox/transitions/ .
Other Counselling Initiatives