Psychological Counselling is a process that helps you resolve personal (emotional and psychological) issues. This process can help you to deal with a potential problem before it becomes a crisis.
Benefits of Psychological Counselling
- Individual counselling
- Therapeutic groups
- Psycho-educational workshops, including topics such as exam preparation
- Time management and stress management
- General health and wellness advice and self-management skills
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The Psychological Counsellor offers support to empower you to make choices, helps you get a better understanding of circumstances/issues and helps you develop alternative ways of dealing with your concerns.
- Improves your academic achievement
- Assists you in making appropriate personal choices
- Increases your personal capacity to form effective personal relationships and build self-esteem
- Improves capacities such as study and time management skills, which will have a life-long positive impact
- Assists you in addressing issues such as grief and sudden loss or trauma
- Assists you in developing the kind of self-knowledge and self-development skills that allow you to successfully negotiate different aspects of life
Confidentiality is essential to the counselling process. Disclosure will however be necessary where there is potential for harm to self or to others or where there is a court order for release of information.
If referral to another service is necessary, disclosure will only take place with your consent.
Dr. Jacqueline Benn
Telephone: 417-4169 (voice mail available)
Appointments to see the Psychological Counsellor may be made in person at the Office of Student Services or you may call 417-4165 (Office of Student Services). You may also email the counsellor at the email address above.
Your Counsellor may also make referrals to see the Student Health Clinic's Consultant Psychiatrist depending on the circumstances.