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Wilfrid Laurier University Faculty of Arts
April 18, 2014
 
 
Canadian Excellence

Counselling-Consultant

Counselling Consultant in the Faculty of Arts



Thanks to an external donor, starting in January 2012, the Counselling Consultant is a new part-time position within the Faculty of Arts. The Consultant is a trained Counsellor and specializes in addressing the needs of students with personal and/or mental health concerns. The consultant is available to meet with students who are struggling with personal and/or mental health issues. The consultant is also available to talk with faculty about students of concern. The goal of the consultant interaction is to help students develop a plan to address their difficulties and access needed supports.



If you are experiencing any personal issue that is concerning you, you may consider meeting with the Counselling Consultant for some guidance.  The consultant sees students with concerns such as;

    Thoughts of self harm or harm to someone else
    Thoughts of suicide
    Anxiety & Stress
    Depressive symptoms
    Abuse/assault/trauma
    University adjustment difficulties
    Compulsion & Obsession
    Concentration
    Disordered Eating
    Disordered Thoughts
    Family concerns
    Gender identity
    Grief
    Sexual orientation
    Addictions
    Romantic relationships
    Self esteem
    Motivation/Procrastination

Appointments and Drop-In Times

A consult is a brief appointment (20-30 Min) to obtain professional feedback regarding your options for addressing personal issues. All personal information is kept confidential and will not be shared with faculty or staff. View the Privacy & Confidentiality policy, including exceptions to confidentiality.

Drop-In times are on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon.  These appointments are first come, first serve.  Simply come by the Faculty of Arts Office.  Appointments are booked on Thursdays.  Follow the link below to book an appointment.

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Please Note: The Counselling Consultant is unavailable from June 6-August 20, 2012.  Regular scheduled drop-in and appointment times will resume August 21, 2012.  If you require assistance during this time, please contact WLU Counselling Services (See info below).

Crisis Situations

If you feel you are in a crisis situation, and have a concern that is causing considerable distress which requires immediate support and/or a concern that you, or a student of concern, might hurt themselves or others, please contact one of the following resources immediately.

WLU Counselling Services

519-884-0710 ext. 2338

Office Location: 2nd Floor, Student Services Building (across the hall from Health Services)

Office Hours September April:
Monday Thursday: 8:30 am 8:00 pm
Friday: 8:30 am 4:30 pm

Office Hours May - August:
Monday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 am 4:30 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:30 am 8:00 pm

Crisis appointments will be scheduled on a first come, first served basis - according to risk.

Although every attempt possible will be made, if demand exceeds our capacity, students will be referred to crisis services available in the community.

Peer Help Line

519-884-7337

 Line is staffed by student volunteers and is a support service for students, available from 7 pm to 3 am.  Callers may remain anonymous. 

WLU Special Constables

519-885-3333 or 519-884-0710 ext. 3333

Available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week including holidays.  Will respond to all calls for service and are dispatched on a priority basis

Click here for a list of crisis services within Waterloo Region

As part of your follow-up plan with the Counselling Consultant, a recommendation to attend WLU Counselling Services may be made. To find out further information about WLU Counselling Services, click here.