Meet a Counsellor

Are you in residence?

You have access to in-house counsellors who will welcome you in an accessible, non-judgmental, objective and totally confidential manner, no matter what the issue.

To access uOttawa Counselling Services, you can book a single session appointment online or email us at

Are you a student in the Faculty of Law?

If so, you can now email to book in with a counsellor working directly with the Faculty of Law.

You can also access your very own Member Assistance Program (MAP) for counselling services here and meet with a counsellor within 48hrs.

Are you a Graduate student?

If so, you have access to a maximum of 10 counselling sessions with your own Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).

You can schedule an appointment with a counsellor and get access to tools and resources.


Graduate students from the Faculty of Medicine

Contact the Faculty Wellness Program to book an appointment.

Are you a masters or a PhD student in the Faculty of Social Sciences?

If so, you can now email to book an appointment with a counsellor working directly with the Faculty of Social Sciences.

You also have access to a maximum of 10 counselling sessions with your own Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).

Are you a student in the Faculty of Medicine?

If so, you can access your very own Wellness Program. 

Are you a varsity student-athlete?

If so, you have access to direct mental health support with Anna Abraham, Varsity Mental Health Coordinator and Registered Psychotherapist. You can schedule a session by emailing her at

In response to public health authorities’ recommendation on physical distancing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 cases, the uOttawa’s Counselling Services will be offering teletherapy appointments by audio or videoconference to promote the safety of our uOttawa community.



To meet with a Mental Health and Wellness Counsellor virtually, book a single session appointment online.

What is counselling?

Counselling is a confidential service for students who are dealing with temporary life difficulties such as homesickness, relationship breakup, serious illness or death of a family member, academic or financial stress, etc. The aim of counselling is to facilitate a timely return to normal functioning.

What can counselling do for you?

We will help you identify and understand the challenges you are facing, recognize their impact on your life and develop strategies to cope with them. Counselling provides you with a safe space to develop skills and explore new perspectives, as well as increase your awareness and build resilience. It is possible to prevent problems down the road by learning these important skills now.

How does counselling work?

Our services are provided by professional counsellors and at times by closely supervised Master's level interns. After an initial consultation, you will be assigned a counsellor, who will work with you in the short-term to address your difficulties. If your needs would be better addressed though longer term services, we will connect you with the appropriate community resource.

Forms and Policies

Students must consent to the terms outlined in the consent form. This form includes a description of services, cancellation policy as well as confidentiality and its limits. When booking an appointment in person, a consent form will be provided to you and must be signed at the reception.

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