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Counselling Services supports the academic, personal, and social growth of students from diverse backgrounds and with specific, individual needs. The college years can be times of accelerated growth and learning, significant challenges, and considerable stress. It is normal – and even expected – for students to encounter difficult or stressful events. However, when students use the resources available to them, there is a much greater chance of success and overall well-being.

Counselling Services are offered to assist students in building solutions to their own personal, emotional, or interpersonal concerns that may be impacting their academic success at Sheridan. Students have commonly sought counselling for issues such as:

  • Coping with anxiety and/or stress
  • Time management
  • Feelings of depression or sadness
  • Working effectively in groups and teams
  • Getting control of your drinking or drug use
  • Coping with loss and grief
  • Low energy and motivation  
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  • Sexuality concerns
  • Confidence and self-esteem
  • Community referral requests
  • Relationship and family issues
  • Self-harm or suicidal feelings
  • Body image and eating disorders
  • Financial problems
  • Homesickness
  • Coping with transitions to Sheridan
  • Counselling appointments are free and confidential. We also offer drop-in sessions, and can make referrals to other community services.

    Confidentiality

    Please read the Written Policy Statement - Personal Health Information Privacy Act.

    E-mail Disclaimer

    E-mail communication with a counsellor may not be a confidential means of communication. Therefore, counselling staff may not respond in depth to e-mail communication with students around direct counselling issues. E-mail is not seen as the appropriate means to communicate urgent or emergency information. 

    The risks of sending e-mail include that it could fail to be received or that confidentiality could be breached. In-person meetings, telephone calls, or written letters or notes are suggested as alternatives to e-mail.