Counselling Services

Counselling Services

We're here to help you succeed.

Counselling and Accessibility Services (Room F2010) offers a wide range of counselling services to full-time students. Counsellors provide a confidential atmosphere where you can explore any topic or situation and discuss any concerns you may have. Our counsellors are professionally trained, have a wealth of experience and knowledge and can assist you in areas such as academic issues, career counselling and personal concerns.

What is Counselling?

The counsellor's job is to help students make sense of their experiences and open up possibilities for positive change. We believe:

  • people have the strength and resources to make necessary changes in their lives.
  • that sometimes people need a little help to tap into their strengths.

Sometimes people think that a counsellor will tell them what to do. Counsellors are trained to know about a wide range of concerns and experiences, but every individual is unique and therefore must make their own decisions. Counsellors help students:

  • define the problem.
  • think about what's important.
  • figure out what to do next.
  • tap into their own strengths and resources.
  • examine unhelpful habits, coping methods, self-defeating beliefs, values and attitudes.
  • consider different points of view and new ways of thinking.
  • begin to make decisions.

All of the information that you provide to our counsellors is confidential and kept in a secure location. Other departments do not have access to any information you provide in seeking assistance. Although staff members do, on occasion, consult with one another about student needs, identifying information will not be released to any outside party without your written consent.

Our Counselling Services have been developed to assist you toward achieving your highest potential. These services include:

  • Personal Counselling
  • Career Counselling
  • Pre-Admission Counselling
  • Academic Counselling
  • Mature Student Counselling Services
  • Traumatic Event Response
  • Community Career Counselling

Let us help you make your time at Fanshawe College successful and enjoyable. If you are a full-time student, you are welcome to make an appointment with any of our personal counsellors.

Get Help 24/7 with iCopeU Online!

Stressed? Overwhelmed? Struggling with anxiety?

Get help and info on your terms, anytime. iCopeU offers fingertip access to stress management and safety planning tools, along with reliable information for issues such as suicide risk, sexual assault, addictions, violence and eating disorders. There are also flash-animations about mental wellness and personal coping skills.

Fanshawe College is excited to be the first Canadian educational campus to provide iCopeU access to our students. Staff from Fanshawe's Library and Media Services together with Counselling and Accessibility Services worked closely with 'mindyourmind' staff from Family Service Thames Valley to develop this online mental health portal.

Check it out at

Counselling and Accessibility Services
Room F2010, London Campus
Phone: 519-452-4282
Fax: 519-453-2826