See a counsellor

alert Urgent support 

Urgent appointments with Health & Counselling Services at the Burnaby or Vancouver Clinics are available but not guaranteed.

If you need to see a Professional due to a sudden loss, traumatic or critical incident, or suicidal thoughts and feelings, please notify the front desk when you call or arrive.

All presenting students will be asked to complete a brief one page form explaining the reason for your visit. 

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Health & Counselling's team of doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health nurses, and clinical counsellors are available to help you meet the challenges of achieving your academic and personal potential.

Book an appointment with a counsellor

Burnaby and Vancouver campus

To book your first counselling appointment, please come in person to either the Burnaby or Vancouver Health Clinic. This will allow us to give you some required intake paperwork. Once completed, you can book an appointment with the reception desk.

Surrey campus

If you're looking to make a counselling appointment at the Surrey campus, please call 778-782-5200 and your intake paperwork will be emailed to you for completion. Once completed, you can book an appointment over the phone. Note: this option is only available to students wishing to make an appointment at the Surrey location.

Book an appointment with a Mental Health Nurse

A Mental Health Nurse can support you with:

  • Providing information, support, and skills on how to cope with depression, anxiety, trauma, stress, and student life
  • Referrals to doctors, counsellors, Health & Counselling groups, and the Sexual Violence Support and Prevention Office
  • Resources for your mental health and well-being

Burnaby campus

To book an appointment, please phone 778-782-4615 or come into our clinic in MBC 0101 (bottom floor), and ask to book with the Mental Health Nurse. 

Prior to your appointment, you will be asked to complete a brief one page form explaining the reason for your visit.

Surrey campus

Appointments can be booked through the Burnaby Campus clinic or by phoning the Vancouver Campus (Harbour Centre) at 778-782-5200.

Prior to your appointment, you will be asked to complete a brief one page form explaining the reason for your visit.

alert Urgent support 

Urgent appointments with Health & Counselling Services at the Burnaby or Vancouver Clinics are available but not guaranteed.

If you need to see a Professional due to a sudden loss, traumatic or critical incident, or suicidal thoughts and feelings, please notify the front desk when you call or arrive.

All presenting students will be asked to complete a brief one page form explaining the reason for your visit.  

See after-hours options >

Burnaby Clinic

Hours

9:00 am – 4:30 pm
Monday – Friday

Phone

778.782.4615

Fax

778.782.5781

Location

Maggie Benston Centre, Room 0101
Bottom floor

Vancouver Clinic

Hours

9:30 am – 4:30 pm
Monday – Friday*

Phone

778.782.5200

Fax

778.782.5025

Location

Harbour Centre, Room 300
Lower level at the base of the escalator

After-hours counselling options

My SSP

My SSP is a free support service available to all SFU graduate and undergraduate students. Students have immediate access to confidential support in multiple languages. Accessible from anywhere in the world by phone or through the downloadable app. Call 1.844.451.9700. Outside of North America? call 001.416.380.6578

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Crisis Centre of BC

The Crisis Centre is available 24/7 for free by calling 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.

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Eligibility, confidentiality and medical notes

Eligibility and Confidentiality

Eligibility

Counselling services are available for free to any student who is enrolled in classes or co-op this term.

If you're not enrolled in classes this term, you are still welcome to meet with a counsellor who can refer you to other counselling services in the community.

Confidentiality

Health & Counselling (HCS) shares one unit of confidentiality. This means that divisions of HCS may share your information when necessary for your care.

All records within HCS are confidential. Personal information can only be released outside the Centre with your written consent. Exceptions are only made in the case of life-threatening emergencies or as required by law and/or public health regulations.

Medical notes and exemptions

Instructors or Academic Heads can modify or alter course requirements (e.g. midterms, assignments) for special reasons, such as illness, or personal issues. They may request a “sick note” (aka “medical note”) to help them make their decisions; however the final decision about whether a modification of course requirements is required or will be permitted, rests with the instructor, regardless of what may be stated on any medical note.

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Counselling Programs

Check out some of the programs and workshops that we offer in Counselling, where you can learn skills and tools to help you manage the problems that impact your daily life.