The transition to college full-time is challenging, especially if you’ve been away from formal education for a few years. The George Brown College professional counselling staff can ease that transition. Learn to solve problems and develop ways to attain your goals – in your education, career and life.

  • Counselling is free and confidential, available for full-time students who are currently enrolled.
  • You’re welcome to explore academic and non-academic issues because they all affect your success.
  • The counselling office provides fast service, usually within two business days of scheduling.
  • Workshops help you to get more from your education and are free to all students, not just full-time.  
  • We can arrange ongoing support with a community referral if short-term counselling cannot address your concern.
  • Ask about other services for assessing your career strengths and skills. For a counselling session or advice about college policies, please contact the counselling office at your campus.

How to schedule a counselling appointment:

  • Visit or phone the counselling office at your campus

St. James: 200 King St. E., Room 582C
Phone: 416-415-5000 ext. 2107 (Fax: 416-415-2272)

Casa Loma: 160 Kendal Ave., E.,Room C317
Phone: 416-415-5000 ext. 4585 (Fax: 416-415-4582)

Waterfront: 51 Dockside Dr., Rm. 225
Phone: 416-415-5000 ext. 5370

George Brown students at Ryerson
visit room JOR 07C

For human rights issues, contact Dale Hall, Human Rights Advisor at 416-415-5000 x4646.

For questions about OSAP or financial assistance, please contact the Financial Assistance Office on your campus.

Questions about Counselling?

St. James: 416-415-5000 ext. 2107

Casa Loma: 416-415-5000 ext. 4585  

Waterfront: 416-415-5000 ext. 5370

Policies Affecting Students  

Services related to physical, emotional or learning disabilities  

Statement of Confidentiality

The George Brown College Counselling Department agrees to keep any information you share in strictest confidence. Under the Privacy Act we cannot disclose any information without your signed consent. However, we are required by law to disclose information when: we become aware of current child abuse; an individual clearly presents danger to self or others; we are subpoenaed for records or testimony by the courts.

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TypeFocus Careers is an online self-analysis service that helps you assess your personality strengths and learn the job that best fits you. Strictly confidential, it determines your personality type then automatically incorporates it into personalized reports. So you can answer important questions like:

  • What career choices fit with my personality
  • How can I get along with people better?
  • What are my learning style strengths?

The service is free for George Brown College students. As you work through it, you receive three reports. They provide insight for self-awareness and pave the way for career success.

Begin today. Visit the Counselling office to get your password: room 582C at St James; room C317 at Casa Loma. Then register and login at