Individual Student Counselling

Individual counselling at the University of Guelph Student Wellness Services offers you the opportunity to talk one-on-one with a counsellor to explore, understand, and work through personal issues.

Students often seek counselling to deal with issues related to:

  • Addiction and substance-use support
  • Anger management 
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Disorder eating
  • Grief and loss
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Loneliness and homesickness
  • Managing stress
  • Past trauma
  • Perfectionism
  • Procrastination
  • Questioning your sexuality
  • Relationships (family, friends, roommates and partners)
  • Sexual, physical, emotional and verbal abuse
  • Shyness, low self-esteem
  • Thoughts of suicide or self-harm

How to Book an Appointment

Book an Appointment

Please call 519-824-4120 Ext. 53244 to schedule an appointment with a Counsellor or drop by the front desk on the first floor of the J.T. Powell Building.

Same Day Drop-In Counselling

  • Available via phone, virtual or in-person.
  • Drop-in Counselling for Black Students and Students of Colour (Fall 2022: Wednesdays 1-3:30 pm. Sessions can be booked the same day or in advance through Student Experience) 
  • The drop-in service is available to provide support, information and referrals to students dealing with a variety of same-day, emerging or crisis situations.

Learn more about Same Day Drop-In Counselling for University of Guelph Students 

Waiting Times

We try to see students as soon as possible; however, as the semester progresses wait times for appointments increase. If students feel they cannot wait until the next available appointment, they should take advantage of our same day drop-in appointments. Also, there are many services you may access off campus if you require more specific follow-up.


Counselling Services respects confidentiality at all times and is guided by the laws of the Province, the University's policy, and its own policy on confidentiality. Please review the confidentiality resources provided on this website.

Additional Counselling Resources

Mental Health Resources

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

Student Resources Staff Resources 

Resources to help Students in Distress