Post-secondary education isn't just about graduating with a degree, it's also about graduating with YOU! ACSD is here to support you in your personal growth and development so that you can graduate with a sense of wellness, both personally and academically. We are committed to helping you to find the support you need in order to accomplish your personal and academic aspirations. Counselling offers you the opportunity to explore, understand, and develop new skills for managing your personal and academic concerns.
Personal counselling services at King's offers short-term support to help students make the necessary changes they are wanting to make in order to experience more control in their day to day lives and to be able to engage more fully in their academic studies. ***All services are free and accessible for all King's students***
We have counsellors who specialize in supporting students experiencing a wide range of concerns, including:
- Test anxiety
- Family, friendship and relationship
- Procrastination and coursework
- Substance abuse
- Trauma and abuse
- Self esteem
- Grief and loss
- Gender and sexuality
- Emotional and physical abuse
- Adjusting to University
- Sexual violence
- Stress and anxiety
To schedule an appointment with a Personal Counsellor:
Step #1: Complete the Registration Form. You will be asked to log-in using your Western username and password
Step #2: Complete the Appointment Request Form
Step #3: Check your Western Email with your appointment confirmation details
Step #4: Meet with your Personal Counsellor
When the Counselling office receives both your intake form and the appointment request form, you will be contacted through your Western email with an appointment for you to meet with a Personal Counsellor.
If you have met with one of our Personal Counsellors in the past, and you would like to schedule another appointment, please complete the Appointment Request Form.
If you have any questions please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 519-433-3491 ext. 7800.
Our counsellors provide caring and professional support to help you in managing your personal concerns more effectively. Our counsellors have extensive experience supporting in the struggles of balancing academic demands as well as managing personal life stressors. Services are provided by registered social workers, registered psychotherapists, and supervised interns (graduate level students completing a counselling placement).
Our counsellors primarily operate from positive psychology, strengths based, narrative, somatic, and solution focused modalities. We strive to develop a supportive and trusting therapeutic connection with students in order to support them in the areas of their life that have become concerning. We focus on wellness by coming from a place of believing that each student has the best wisdom on their own experience and that our role is to facilitate a process of discovering that wisdom.
Mental health concerns can have a significant impact on everyday life, including academics. We can work with students to clarify goals for change, develop a plan for managing concerns, and build new skills that help them succeed.
If immediate crisis support is needed, we support students in accessing crisis supports within the London community. Similarly, if longer term support is needed, we do our best to provide students with helpful direction for where they can connect with such services.
For complex mental health beyond the capacity of our team, we have several specialized community partners who may be a better fit.
We do not provide couple or family counselling.