During the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, UNBC Counselling Services will continue to operate during regular hours (Monday to Friday 9:00 am to 4:00 pm - closed for lunch 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm). However, we are urging students to book appointments via telephone at 250-960-6369 to reduce exposure in the Counselling Centre.

We will be offering in person, telephone and video appointments starting Sept 6th, 2021. Masks will be required in the Counselling Centre for all in person appointments. If you have a telephone or video appointment your counsellor will call you or permit you access to enter the video session at the time of your appointment.

If you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to call our office.

Counselling Centre Staff

Hours of operation: Monday to Friday 9:00 am - 4:00 pm (closed for lunch 12:00 - 1:00 pm); late hours available, please call. 
Room: 5-168
Phone: 250-960-6369

How to access counselling at UNBC

  1. Call the Counselling Centre to setup an initial appointment.
  2. A counsellor will then meet with you over the phone, video, or in person.
  3. At the end of your initial appointment you will work with the counsellor to establish next steps.

Individual counselling

Individual counselling is a one-on-one session based on the client’s specific needs and goals. The duration of these sessions are approximately 50 minutes.

YMINDS Group counselling

YMINDS Mindfulness Group is designed for students (ages 18-30) to help develop skills to effectively manage stress and other mental health concerns, with an emphasis on anxiety reduction.  If you find stress and anxiety getting in the way of living your life and/or performing how you want at university, we believe this mindfulness group would be a valuable resource.  The goal of this program is to provide you with skills, increased social connection and support to improve and maintain your sense of well-being.

Start date: September 14th, 2021

Time: 1pm-3pm

Location: Classroom 5-174