Indigenous Counselling Services

Student life can be stressful and overwhelming, but you don't have to face it alone. Indigenous Counsellors are available through the Indigenous Student Centre to support you throughout your journey.

Connect with an Indigenous Counsellor

The Indigenous Counsellors are available for individual appointments Monday - Friday. Learn how to book an appoint here, or email and one of the counsellors will get back to you to follow up with your request during regular office hours. Appointments are available with either Tanu Gamble, RCC or Jennifer Reandy, RCC. Please note in your email if you have a preference of which counsellor you would like to see.  

You may receive an email from within 48hrs to follow up with your request.

Tanu Gamble, Haida, Tsimshian

Indigenous Clinical Counsellor

Jennifer Reandy, Cree

Indigenous Clinical Counsellor

Curious about Counselling?

Reaching out for counselling can be hard. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to access our services. There is no cost for currently enrolled Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students.

You may be wondering why do people go to counselling? Some common reasons include:

  • Stress, anxiety, depression and coping skills
  • Academic concerns (procrastination, motivation, goals)
  • Difficult life events (grief and loss, relationship conflict)
  • Adjusting to University life (moving away from home, first generation post-secondary student)
  • Sexual violence and assault
  • Suicidal thoughts or feelings of hopelessness
  • Enhancing healthy boundaries and assertiveness skills
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Building confidence, self-esteem, and supports (tools for self or others)

Even when nothing’s wrong! We appreciate and value relationship building and the creation of social support in whatever form it takes.

If you are in an unsafe situation or in personal crisis and require immediate support, please contact:

  • Vancouver Crisis Line (24/7): 604-872-3311 

  • Kuu-US Crisis Response Services (24/7):

  • BC Suicide Line: 1-800-784-2433

  • SFU Campus Security: 778-782-4500

  • Police/Ambulance/Fire 911 or your local Emergency Department

Wellness Bundle Tuesdays

Wellness Bundle Tuesdays offers good medicine at the Surrey ISC. It is an opportunity to set aside time to intentionally focus on wholistic wellness, while adding in a dash of fun! Creative and engaging activities are combined with relevant teachings. It is also a great opportunity to connect and make new friends.

If you have any ideas that you would like to see happen, please send your requests to Jennifer at

Checkout the ISC Calendar of Events to learn more about upcoming workshops.