Counselling Services

HCS professional psychologists and clinical counsellors offer many services to help you meet the challenges of achieving your academic and personal potential. You are not alone. 

Aside from one on one appointments, we also offer support through Counselling Programs, in the form of seminars, which provide an opportunity for students to work collaboratively with each other and our professional staff to address shared challenges. Our programs cover a wide variety of topics including managing stress/distress, interpersonal skill development, stress reduction and mood management.

Booking an Appointment

Booking Appointments

What you need to know:

  • Drop-in to HCS in person to book an appointment for counselling services. 
  • Before your first appointment with a counsellor, you will need to complete some paperwork which includes a student information sheet, an availability table and a consultation request form
  • All documents are also available at Health and Counselling Services office.
  • Once your paperwork is complete, a date and time will be booked for an initial appointment.
  • During your initial intake appointment, the counsellor will work with you to decide the best plan for you which may include educational seminars, group counselling, community referrals, or individual counselling (we provide brief term individual counselling). 

Urgent Support:

If your concerns are urgent, please notify reception when you call or arrive. Emergencies are seen on a same-day basis.  If you have an urgent need to see a counsellor due to a sudden loss, traumatic critical incident, or if you feel suicidal, please contact our front desk for an appointment.

If you have any questions about counselling services at SFU please:
email: hcsinfo@sfu.ca or phone: 778-782-4615

After-hours options

lf you want to talk to someone outside of regular HCS operating hours (9:00 am to 4:30 pm), please call the Crisis Centre of BC at 604-872-3311 or toll free at 1-800-784-2433. 

The Crisis Centre of BC also offers online chat from noon to 1:00 am at www.crisiscentrechat.ca for adults or www.youthinbc.com for youth. For more information visit www.crisiscentre.bc.ca/get-help.

Eligibility for Counselling Services

Please note that to be eligible for counselling services, students must be registered in and taking courses (or be registered in a co-op term) during the semester in which they wish to access counselling services. Eligibility is determined on a case by case basis. If you are not eligible for services you are welcome to meet with a counsellor who can provide you with referral information for services in the community.

HCS Counselling Programs are an effective way for you to learn skills and tools for managing the problems that impact your daily life. Check out some of the programs that we offer in Counselling.

Documents needed

  • Student information sheet
  • Availability table
  • Consultation request form

At HCS we offer students:

After-Hours Counselling options

Crisis Centre of BC

Phone: 604-872-3311
            1-800-784-2433
Online Chat:
 For Adults: 
 crisiscentrechat.ca
 For Youth:  
 youthinbc.com
Website: 
 crisiscentre.bc.ca/get-help