Accessing Counselling at GBC

Welcome to Counselling Services

For students outside of Ontario or Canada, please visit our Guide for Students Outside of Ontario for counselling options.

We strive to operate from a trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, student-centred approach and are committed to ongoing work in these areas. We aim to work collaboratively with you to develop a plan to meet your goals. Your feedback is welcome throughout the process. As a service of George Brown College, we adhere to your rights in accordance with the policies of our Office of Anti-Racism, Equity, and Human Rights Services.

We are a diverse team of experienced professionals with advanced training in various counselling approaches and modalities. All our counsellors are masters-level clinicians and are either registered psychotherapists (RP) or registered social workers (RSW). The team provides mental health counselling to all registered students to support their well-being. We also promote student wellness through therapeutic and psychoeducational groups, workshops, webinars, in-class presentations and more! If you are interested in learning more about how our groups can help you, please visit our Counselling and Confidentiality page.

If you have questions specific to course selection, please contact your academic department or your program coordinator for more support.

If you are in crisis and need immediate help, please contact the appropriate Emergency Services.

How do I start?

  1. Sign in to our new counselling student portal to set up your profile, communicate with us securely, and arrange counselling appointments. We've put together some important tips to help you prepare for your first session with us.
  2. For students on campus, rooms can be booked at the Library Learning Commons to arrange a private space to have your session with a counsellor via Zoom.
  3. During your video session, the counsellor will listen to your concerns and work with you to identify your needs and help you determine the next steps to address your challenges.
  4. Follow-up sessions may be suggested depending on your needs, and they can be booked directly with your counsellor or with our Welcome Desk team via the counselling student portal.