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.
Passport to Wellness
Wellness means living a balanced life and integrating aspects of the physical, intellectual, spiritual and community. At Fanshawe College we want to make it possible for every student to have experiences that support a balanced lifestyle. The Passport to Wellness series is an opportunity that students can take to support their personal wellness plan. Students can participate in a variety of workshops and activities, and can then have their balanced activity plan verified for co-curricular credit.
Check out our current Passport to Wellness Series.
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
- sometimes people need a little help to tap into their strengths
Sometimes people think 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 the information 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 - individual and group
- wellness workshops
- transition support for students
- community referrals
- mature student counselling services
- traumatic event response
- assistance with online mental health apps and tools
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 counsellors.
Women's Safety Awareness Program
Fanshawe College is proud to launch a campus-wide response to women's campus safety. Through awareness, education and prevention programs, the Women's Safety Awareness website is designed to create a safe and supportive community by enhancing women's safety and well-being on and off campus.
Good2Talk is a free, confidential and anonymous helpline providing professional counselling and information and referrals for mental health, addictions and well-being to post-secondary students in Ontario, 24/7/365. Call: 1-866-925-5454 or connect through 2-1-1.
Welcome online learners
Taking an online program? Looking for counselling or services to support a permanent disability? Please call or email us to arrange for these services.
Hours of operation
September to Mid-May: Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Mid-May, June, July and August: Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.