UNB Counselling Services offers free and confidential services to help students deal with a wide range of issues they may be struggling with. Examples of issues that we can help with include, shyness, self-esteem, assertiveness, anxiety, depression, anger, stress management, consequences of traumatic events, relationship problems, procrastination, concentration, exam anxiety, self-injury, thoughts of suicide, eating issues, alcohol and drug problems, and many others. Additionally we can provide consultation regarding concerns a friend, staff or faculty member, or other individual may have about a student or situation.
Our services are available to all part- and full-time UNB and St. Thomas University students who are registered in a degree program.
Our counselling team is composed of well-trained and experienced counsellors and psychologists, as well as Doctoral- and Master’s-level interns and practicum students.
When you meet with a member of our team for an initial consultation, one of the goals for the session will be to help you create a treatment plan that will meet your needs. Some of our treatment options include:
- Referral and assistance in accessing other campus and community resources
- Self-directed resources like apps, websites, and self-help books
- Supported online psycho-education and self-study
- Group counselling
- Short-term individual counselling
With a student’s permission Counselling Services also works closely with the UNB Student Health Centre and the Student Accessibility Centre (UNB) and Accessibility Services (STU) to ensure that students receive coordinated and collaborative support.
All staff maintain strict confidentiality in their interactions with students except in rare circumstances where disclosure of confidential information is mandated, e.g., imminent risk of harm to self or others.
Counselling Services is located on the 2nd floor of the C.C. Jones Student Services Centre. Fall and winter semester office hours are weekdays: 8:15 a.m. - 12 noon and 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Summer hours are weekdays: 7:45 a.m. - 12:00 noon, and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. For information or to make an appointment call 453-4820. If you need help after-hours or on weekends, call 453-4820 and you will be given the option to be connected to the 24/7 CHIMO Helpline.
For additional information please visit our website at: //www.unb.ca/fredericton/counselling