Sometimes we all need a little help. While attending North Island College all registered students may seek free, professional and confidential counselling support.
Our counsellors offer assistance and coaching in: career planning, interpretation and guidance of NIC policies & procedures, conflict resolution, learning strategies/study skills and personal challenges. More information on services for current students is available through counselling resources on myNIC.
Referrals will be recommended to community agencies and services when appropriate. The NIC counsellors may also be consulted on issues of concern related to a student.
Appointments for in-person counselling can be made at the Comox Valley, Campbell River and Port Alberni campuses. Telephone counselling can also be arranged.
Book an appointment
Appointments for in-person or telephone counselling can be made at the Comox Valley, Campbell River and Port Alberni campuses. Telephone or Skype counselling can be arranged for students at the Mixalakwila campus and those taking in-community programming.
Book your appointment online or contact Student Services to make an appointment.
Campbell River/Mixalakwila: 250-923-9700
Comox Valley: 250-334-5000
Port Alberni: 250-724-8711
Along with NIC resources, there are resources available in the community should you or a student you know need help.
Vancouver Island Crisis Line: 1-888-494-3888
All sessions with a counsellor will remain confidential unless we have written permission to release the information.
There are four exceptions to this:
known or suspected instances of children who need protection
vulnerable adults who are unable to seek support and assistance and need protection from abuse or neglect
cases involving imminent risk of physical harm to oneself or another
when a court orders the release of confidential information