Counselling Services

Get the support you need during your time at Providence! Whether you think your needs are big or small, we're here to help. Our counselling services are available to all Providence students either free of charge or at a low cost through our strong Seminary M.A. in Counselling program. Counselling provides students with the opportunity to pursue personal growth and goals and being able to receive assistance while working through difficult experiences. Not sure what to talk to us about? Here are some ideas:

  • Homework stress
  • Spiritual confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Pornography
  • Relationship Issues
  • Eating habits or disorders
  • Sexual identity confusion
  • Abuse
  • Marriage counselling
  • Career direction
  • Grief
  • Addiction

Interested students can contact our Intake Counsellor who will provide a brief assessment and set you up with one of our M.A. in Counselling students or with an external Counselling professional.

Regulations

By law and professional ethics, any counselling/intake sessions are strictly confidential. No information will be given out to anyone unless you sign a written consent for release of information. Any instances where this may happen would be discussed with you thoroughly before hand. The following exceptions apply:

  • Children, elderly and dependent adults must be protected. A counsellor is legally and ethically required to report abuse of a vulnerable person.
  • Your life and the lives of others must be protected. If a counsellor has reason to believe your life or the life of someone else is in danger, they are obligated to discuss this with you and take appropriate action to ensure safety.
  • In certain, limited circumstances, a counsellor may be required by law to disclose what would otherwise be confidential information. For example, this may happen if they were served with a court order.

A student may be required to withdraw from Providence if that action is deemed warranted after medical or psychological evaluation, if a student poses a threat to themselves, the community or its members or in the event that a student refuses to receive evaluative testing or counselling when asked to do so.