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Counselling Services

Counselling services are available at the various sites to help students with career, school-related and personal issues. Counsellors provide mental health support services to students using a combination of in-person and distance-based delivery methods.  

We work closely with our Student Wellness, Learner Success Services, Student Association, and other Community Resources to provide wellness services and supports to students across our service region.

Discover more about our Counselling Services by exploring the links on the right.

Contact a Counsellor

Services: Counselling (career, educational, personal), advocacy support, wellness initiatives and workshops served through a combination off in-person and distance-based delivery models. 

Students can make an appointment with a Counsellor, by phone or email

Please Call:1-866-652-3456 or (780) 751-3222 

Email: counselling@northernlakescollege.ca

Hours: Monday- Friday 8:15-4:30 (excluding Statutory Holidays)

Call 9-1-1 or proceed to the nearest Emergency Room if you are in distress.

For after-hours support contact:
Call 8-1-1 to be directed to non-emergency after-hours supports in your area.
24/7 Crisis Line: 1-800-232-7238

Career Planning

Thinking about your future can be an overwhelming task at any age or stage of life.

Career Counselling is an individualized process that uses a variety of assessment tools to assist the student in identifying their interests, abilities, values, and unique qualities to make informed decisions about their educational and employment goals. 

Ready to get started?
You can access these free online tools to begin your career investigation at any time.

CAREER CRUISING

You can access this service free of charge at any of our campus locations. This personal career planning resource will be helpful as you narrow down your choices and start planning your next steps. For login assistance, please contact a member of our Counselling Team at 1-866-652-3456.

CAREER INSITE

This free resource generates a personalized assessment of possible career options based on your own unique skills, interests, and values. Use this resource to create an action plan based on its up to date detailed occupational info, educational requirements, training information, and employment outlook in Alberta. 

Educational Support

Counsellors assist students in identifying barriers and provide recommended strategies and therapeutic interventions to encourage students towards success with topics such as time management, goal-setting strategies, and test anxiety. Counsellors also help facilitate referrals to Learner Success Services.

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Personal Counselling

Counselling Services is available to support students by providing individual counselling for a variety of issues that impact their personal well-being and ability to cope with everyday stressors. Our Counsellors are also an integral part of our Institution’s crisis response efforts, providing critical incident debriefing and crisis support for students. For students requiring specialized clinical supports, we facilitate referrals to appropriate community-based resources.

Our Counselling Team is here to support students by providing individual on-site confidential counselling. Some of the reasons our students seek counselling are:

  • Stress
  • Grief
  • Depression
  • Thoughts of suicide or self-harm
  • Unplanned pregnancy
  • Addiction
  • Relationship issues…and much more!

Please note that all information shared in counselling is confidential and released only with your permission, or as required by law. For more information about the counselling process, please call Counselling Services @ 1-780-751-3222.