Important

Dawson College has been mandated by the Quebec Government to be closed until May 1, 2020. In accordance to this directive, the Counselling Centre will be closed during this time.

For existing students who are seen by at the Counselling Centre, all appointments during this time period are cancelled, and appointments will be rescheduled as soon as possible once the College has reopened. You can contact lrutledge@dawsoncollege.qc.ca to reschedule your appointment.

For new students, the regular procedures will apply once the College reopens. Drop-in hours will be posted on Omnivox within the first week of reopening, and you may present at 4E.2 up to 15 minutes before a drop-in begins.

If you need to speak with someone before this time, you may want to call a crisis line to speak with someone immediately. Below, please see a list of resources available in the community and their contact information:

If you are in an emergency situation, please call 911 or go to your nearest hospital emergency room.

PERSONAL COUNSELLING

Problems, worries and concerns are part of everyone’s life from time to time. Sometimes problems can seem so overwhelming that you have difficulty concentrating on your studies and managing your day to day obligations. Confidential personal counselling can help you to understand and confront the challenges you face.

Personal counselling provides an opportunity to explore your concerns in a supportive and non-judgmental environment. Some of the reasons students come to counselling are; dealing with stress, losses, difficult relationships, feeling isolated or depressed, concerns with school performance and many others. Sometimes students avoid seeking help when they feel unmotivated or have a vague sensation that something isn’t right but aren’t sure what it is. Whether you know what is troubling you or aren’t sure, a counselling professional is available to meet with you and help you to define the problem and to work towards a possible solution.

Counselling at Dawson College is completely confidential and free for all enrolled Dawson students. The usual way to meet with a counselling professional is to come to one of our drop-ins. During a drop-in visit you will meet privately with a counselling professional and work out a plan of action that addresses your needs.

Please go to room 4E.02 to know the Drop-In times and on MyDawson.

CAREER COUNSELLING

Not sure what career path to pursue or what university program to apply to? We can help you with career and educational planning.

The first step is to come to one of our career counselling drop-in sessions at the Career Resource Centre, Room 6D.5 (library, 2nd floor).

The career drop-in times are posted on the door of the Career Resource Centre (6D.5) and on MyDawson (Omnivox).

Coordinator of Counselling Services
Jason Annahatak
Office: 2E.8A-1
Local: 1207


Last Modified: April 7, 2020