SFU Surrey Counselling Centre 

SFU Surrey Counselling Centre Closure - COVID-19 / August 2020

To our valued Clients and Referral sources:

We have had to make the difficult decision to close the SFU Surrey Counselling Centre at least until the end of 2020 due to Covid-19.

Why?

SFU SCC is proudly part of Simon Fraser University, and SFU is providing primarily online remote instruction for the fall term: https://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/alerts/sfu-community-frequently-asked-questions-about-coronavirus/students.html#fall

Because the location of our Clinic is currently offsite, it is not possible to ensure safety for students, staff and community members to be meeting for in-person counselling. As such, the Clinic will not be offering counselling for the fall of 2020.

Counselling Resources during Covid-19

Please access the resources below for mental health services offered in BC during Covid-19:

SAFE Program

The SAFE Program is designed to prevent and address youth gang violence. Its focus is to divert children and youth from gang involvement while building their positive life skills and increasing their connections with family, school and community.

SAFE Website: https://www.surrey.ca/community/28528.aspx?utm_source=VanityURL&utm_medium=VanityURL&utm_campaign=SAFE

Though the SFU SCC Clinic is closed, SFU SAFE Program is still accepting referrals on an ongoing basis.

Most sessions are delivered via Counselling Psychology Master’s practicum students under the supervision of a Clinical Counsellor who is an SFU Faculty member, and are conducted Virtually via online video, with some limited availability for in-person appointments. SAFE prioritizes referrals who:

  • are youth and families at-risk of, actively involved in, or targeted, by gang or related criminal behaviour;
  • reside in Surrey;
  • have moderate or higher level of mental health severity, risk, and/or substance use needs;
  • involved/identified/in need of multiple supports (MCFD/CYMH, Fraser Health, School District, community agencies).

If you are a client or professional referring to this program, contact Clinical Supervisor, Richard Tatomir, at rtatomir@sfu.ca with "SAFE Referral" in the subject line.

Future Updates

We will be updating this website throughout the fall of 2020 with information about 2021.

We apologize for this unfortunate situation and hope that you and your families and friends keep safe and well during this time.

The SFU Surrey Centre Staff and Trainees

If you are an SFU student seeking counselling please go to the following website: https://www.sfu.ca/students/health.html. We do not provide counselling to SFU students.