The Counselling Centre

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Personal Concerns


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: 

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

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

Call 902-420-5615 or email to book an intake appoitnment.

Single Session

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.

Academic and Life Skills Coaching

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. 

Returning Clients

Returning clients (seen within the year) 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, SC406

(turn right once you get off the elevator)

Or book online:

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Other Resources


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:


I.M. Well

Free 24/7 counselling for Saint Mary's University students in various languages. Contact number 1-877-234-5327. More information, as well as the app downlaod at:


Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) is an e-mental health resource that can be accessed at: (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 

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.