Welcome to Counselling Services

University can be a rewarding and challenging environment. Counselling Services has many resources students can use to get support.  We offer coping seminars where students can learn about different ways to manage or overcome obstacles. There are groups where students can hear from others experiencing similar life situations, we have peer support options and there are opportunities to connect with a clinician. 

Every student need is very different therefore their path to reaching their goals will be unique.  Not every student will need to be a part of a therapy group, just as not every student will need one on one therapy.  We invite students to participate in the resources, programs and activities that best fit their needs.

We serve the entire University of Waterloo community while working with our community partners and university counterparts....  and much more.

Continuing education for staff and faculty development as well as participation in many faculties and services across campus is another contribution to the UW community.

We offer short term, confidential counselling in many areas of personal wellbeing and mental health including such issues as:  

  • wellness & life management
  • new life experiences
  • resource & referral 
  • crisis management
  • depression
  • anxiety
  • stress management
  • grief
  • sexuality
  • relationship issues
  • substance use 
  • family
  • goal setting
  • self development
  • and much, much more

We look forward to working with you!

Hours Needles Hall - Intake info

Day Hours
Monday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Weekends Closed - Emergency Info

Health Services Building - 2nd floor - Across from Student Life Centre

Day Hours
Monday 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am to 7:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Closed - Emergency Info

  • Office locations
    • Needles Hall
    • Applied Health Sciences
    • Engineering
    • Faculty of the Environment
    • Mathematics & Computer Science
    • Science
    • Residence (Mackenzie King Village)
    • Accounting & Finance (Hagey Hall)
    • Architecture (Cambridge)
    • Pharmacy (Kitchener)
    • McMaster Medical School (Kitchener)
    • Digital Media (Stratford)
    • Health Services (2nd floor)
    • Campus Map

Emergency Info

  • In crisis?
  • Feel unsafe?
  • Worried you might hurt yourself or others?

In Waterloo Region access Emergency contacts

Away from campus?

  • contact someone you trust
  • go to the nearest hospital or safe place
  • call a local help line
  • contact us and we'll try to find local supports to help you