UNB Counselling Services offers free and confidential support to students to help with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, impact of traumatic events, grief, academic and stress related concerns and may others.
Using a flexible stepped-care model, counsellors are often able to offer quick appointments although wait times are longer at peak times during the academic year. There are session limits (with some exceptions) that enable staff to support a higher number of students, and community or external referrals for specific issues or for long-term intensive counselling needs are common. We offer individual and group sessions, peer supports, workshops, and online resources. In addition, counsellors provide training and education to the UNB community and collaborate closely with other UNB Student Services such as the Accessibility Centre, Campus Sexual Support Advocates, and Student Health Centre to ensure that comprehensive supports are provided to meet student needs.
Our services are available to all UNB and St. Thomas University students who are registered in a degree program.
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
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. You can contact our office at 506-453-4820 during these hours and for urgent needs after hours you can contact the CHIMO Helpline at 1-800-667-5005.
For additional information or to book an appointment please visit our website at: www.unb.ca/fredericton/counselling