Counselling

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

Contact Student Services to book an appointment with a counsellor on the Comox Valley, Campbell River or Port Alberni campus.

  • Campbell River: 250-923-9700
  • Comox Valley: 250-334-5000
  • Port Alberni: 250-724-8711

Other resources

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
  • Keep.meSAFE: 1-844-451-9700
  • BC211

Confidentiality

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