Who we are?
Counselling and Psychological Services is a team of professionals dedicated to supporting the personal and interpersonal functioning of our diverse university community.
- to facilitate personal and social growth;
- to assist with life difficulties;
- to intervene in times of crisis.
Our goal is to promote the development of the full potential of students, staff and faculty in an inclusive, non-judgemental, and confidential environment.
Math Faculty Counsellor
Brenda and Meagan are the Mathematics faculty counsellors. Their office is located beside the Mathematics Undergraduate Office in Mathematics & Computing Building (MC) room 4019C.
Their office hours in MC 4019C (by appointment) are:
- Wednesday, (9:00- 4:30 pm - Brenda
- Thursday and Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm - Meagan
To book an appointment with Brenda, Meagan, or any other counsellor, please phone (519-888-4567, ext. 32655), or visit Counselling Services, in the new Needles Hall Expansion bldg., 2nd floor, Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
MATES is a counselling-based, one-to-one peer support program offered by UWaterloo Counselling Services and the Federation of Students. MATES provides services to students who are experiencing social difficulties, mental health challenges, and transitional problems into university/Canadian life.
The MATES program is under professional supervision by Clinical Psychologists and management staff from Counselling Services, assuring our clients and volunteers of their safety and confidentiality.
Students can access MATES by referral from Health Services, Counselling Services, Academic Advisors, Student Success Office, etc.; by personally setting up an appointment, by contacting MATES via email, or on their website; or by walking into Counselling Services and asking for MATES drop-in appointments for immediate access during their hours of operation, which are identical to the hours of operation for Counselling Services.
Individual counselling: Why students seek counselling?
These are just a few of the issues that a counsellor could help you with:
- family struggles
- sexual abuse
- eating disorders
- roommate problems
- relationship issues
- stress management
Seminars and Workshops
Various workshops are offered every term. Here are some sample workshops:
- Cultivating resiliency
- Calming panic symptoms
- Mindfulness meditation
- Challenging your thinking
- Managing your emotions
- Strengthening motivation
Study Skills: study smarter, not harder
The Student Success Office (SSO) offers several workshops, in group and individual sessions, to help you through academic difficulties that you may be facing. More information is available on the SSO website.
- Study Skills: time management, note taking, reading and concentration, effective listening, and preparing for exams
- Preparing for and Writing Exams
- Essay Writing Workshop
- Grammar Workshop
- Report Writing Workshop
For more information or to register for workshops, contact Counselling Services (the new Needles Hall Expansion bldg., 2nd floor; 519-888-4567, ext. 32655).