Counselling services

Visit our on-campus counselling team for support with a variety of mental health and well-being concerns. 

UCalgary counselling services

Our clinic provides free and confidential counselling to UCalgary students. Book an initial appointment if you’re dealing with mental health and well-being issues and you could use some extra support.

While campus is closed due to COVID-19, you can access counselling Services remotely via Skype for Business and telephone.

Booking an appointment

To make an appointment, email Counselling services are free for UCalgary students to access.

Cancellation policy

Please give one full business days’ notice if you need to cancel an appointment. You might be billed for late cancellations or missed appointments. Fees vary by service type.

Why seek counselling?

Common concerns

Our counsellors can help you address concerns, no matter where you are on the Mental Health Continuum. Common concerns with students are stress and anxiety, depression, loneliness and isolation, and relationship issues. If you’re dealing with these, or other issues, counselling might be right for you.

Positive outcomes

For counselling to be effective, it’s important to build a trusting relationship with your counsellor. Talking to a counsellor can help you make positive change to your expectations or behaviours to improve your mental health and well-being.

First time coming in for counselling?

Not sure what to expect when you access our counselling services? Most of the time, the process follows these steps. 

First appointment

You’ll meet with a mental health professional to talk about your concerns and develop a plan.

You’ll be placed on our waitlist, and a counsellor that fits your needs will be assigned to you.

While you wait

The waiting time to see a counsellor after the first appointment can vary based on demand.

While you’re waiting, there's lots of self-help options (listed below) that can help you improve your well-being.

Goal-focused counselling

We offer short-term, goal-focused counselling to help you with your concerns. 

There is no limit to the number of sessions you can book, but most students find six sessions is enough.

Long-term support

If you need long-term support, we can help you find the care you need in the community.

We’ll support you with the referral process and through the transition to your new care provider.


Mental health support includes more than one-on-one counselling. Find the right service option for you.

Peer support

Want to talk to someone who gets it? Find a peer support program that fits your schedule. Find peer support options »


Develop the skills to maintain your positive mental health with group programs, workshops, training and online learning. Find learning opportunities »

Drop-in activities

De-stress between classes with drop-in programs to do crafts and meet new people. Find a drop-in program »