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Counselling Services


Counselling Services is here if you are having trouble coping with stress, are feeling distracted by personal or emotional problems, or simply need to talk.  We offer personal counselling / psychotherapy based on a short-term model.  This model is appropriate for issues that can be addressed in approximately five sessions or less per academic year.  If your needs are assessed not to be a match for short-term counselling, you will be advised of resources in the community that might be a better match and will be supported in making an initial appointment with that service if you wish. 

Our services are free of charge for all Laurier students.  However, students who miss or cancel an appointment without providing 24 hours notice may be charged a $20 fee payable before booking their next appointment (exceptions may be made for cases of the flu, illness, etc.).  Students who repeatedly miss appointments without giving us advanced notice may forfeit the rest of their appointments for that academic year.

 Location: 2nd Floor, Student Services Building (across the hall from Health Services)

 Office Hours:

  • Monday, Thursday, Friday: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (NOTE:  On Mondays the office will be closed from 12:30-1:30 pm for Department meetings) 
  • Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:30 am – 8:00 pm

Walk-In Intake Times:  Every weekday morning from 9:00 am to 12:00 am (sign up begins at 8:30 am, spaces available on a first come, first served basis).


Office Closures:

The Counselling Services office will be closed for staff training, meetings, and/or events on the following:

  • Every Monday:  closed between 12:30-1:30 pm
  • Wednesday April 30th from 12 noon - 2:00 pm

If you require immediate assistance when the office is closed, please contact one of the following:

  • Health Services, 519-884-0710 x3146
  • Laurier Special Constables, 519-884-0710 x3333
  • Crisis Services of Waterloo Region, 519-744-1813

Please note that if the University is closed due to inclement weather, Counselling Services will also be closed.  Students will be contacted by Counselling Services regarding rescheduling of missed appointments once the university re-opens.

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