Counselling Services

University of Guelph, Counselling Services offers several resources, including both individual and group counselling to support students as they work through personal challenges that affect their ability to succeed at school and in other areas of their lives. We also support staff and faculty to respond to student concerns. Counselling Services has no fee required at time of service. Sessions are offered by phone, in-person or video (as guidelines allow).


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Woman sitting on a couch Individual Counselling

Individual counselling offers you the opportunity to talk one-on-one with a counsellor to explore, understand, and work through personal issues. Free for UofG students. 

Therapy groups offer professional support over a longer duration and peer support from others experiencing similar challenges.

GuardMe Student Support ProgramInternational & ELP Student Counselling Options

GuardMe offers free and confidential counselling support by chat, phone and through ongoing virtual appointments.

Depending on your situation, there may be specific academic supports that can be considered.

Students sitting on bench talking.Student Support Network

Peer-to-peer drop-in counselling is provided by other University of Guelph student volunteers who receive extensive training in active listening and communication skills who are here to help those who are struggling.

Counselling & Mental Health Resources for Students, Staff & Faculty

Mental Health Resources

A variety of supportive resources are available through our borrowing library or 24/7 online.

Student Resources Staff Resources 

Responding to Students in Distress

Book an Appointment

We want to help!

Book an Appointment

Please call Ext. 53244 to schedule an appointment with a Counsellor or drop by the front desk on the first floor of the new J.T. Powell Building.