Whether you are a current student or a prospective student, a CNC counsellor can help you identify and implement your educational, career and life goals. Drop by and book an appointment to see one our counsellors today ... they will help you find a successful path to your future!
How can a counsellor help you?
Counsellors help you develop your problem solving strategies, improve your communication skills and develop your decision making skills that contribute to you successfully reaching your goals and managing your life. Counsellors address emotional, social and personal aspects of the individual as well as the cognitive challenges of the educational process.
When should I see a counsellor?
Personal, emotional and academic problems are a normal part of life. You may have challenges while in school even though you have many strengths and abilities. A counsellors can help you effectively resolve these challenges. CNC's counsellors are professionally trained to assist you in finding ways to cope with problems in your life that might get in the way or prevent you from maximizing your academic and social potential. Talking through things with an experienced counsellor is a really helpful way for you to deal with problematic situations and feelings.
You might want to talk to a counsellor when you are:
- establishing career and life goals
- encountering barriers to personal and academic success
- encountering personal problems
- requiring assistance with appeals
- withdrawing from courses/programs
For Information on Confidentiality, please see Counselling & Confidentiality.
Concerning CNC Students and Community Clinical Services
The College of New Caledonia offers a limited amount of personal counselling, so if a student is already receiving counselling services in the community, whether through the CRU, CAST, private agencies or other sources, the counselling that is available the the college focuses on issues connected to schooling, such as test anxiety, but is also available for crisis intervention. Please note that if the community resources that the student is already accessing consist of periodic visits to a psychiatrist in order to maintain medications, CNC counselling services may still be available for a range of issues; additional referrals to community services can also be arranged.
BACK ON TRACK
Start here, to refer a student to the Back on Track program
If a student has expressed thoughts of suicideality and you are concerned for their safety and/or the safety of others please assist the student to access immediate support.
During business hours contact Counselling & Advising, and escort the student to Room 1-753, next door to Admissions and Registration on the main floor.
Outside business hours contact CNC Security, or the Crisis Line, or assist the student to access the Emergency department at the University Hospital of Northern BC at 1475 Edmonton Street.
Find out more about the Back on Track Program ....