Frequently Asked Questions
No, counselling is confidential. What you discuss during sessions is between you and your counsellor. It can't be shared without your permission. But there are some exceptions to this. Your counsellor will talk to you about these in your first meeting.
No! Students use counselling for many different reasons. It's about solving problems and making things better in your life.
Counsellors are here to talk about anything you need help with. This may include personal issues or concerns like:
- academic and career goals
- couple and family problems
- financial issues
- personal growth and development
- problems with peers
If it is outside office hours you can contact:
Registered students at Bow Valley College, currently living in Alberta can access in person, video and telephone counselling with a BVC counsellor. If you are a registered student living outside of Alberta please email email@example.com to see alternate options.