Student Counselling

Individual counselling, webinars and workshops


Our services

If you need help now, click here for crisis resources. Click on any service to learn more.

In this video, counsellor Mirjam Knapik explains what Student Counselling is, what counsellors do, and what services we offer.




Personal counselling provides support for a wide range of concerns that impact your well-being, academic performance and development. These may include stress, anxiety, feeling low, loneliness, relationship concerns, addictions and more.

Career counselling provides assistance in finding your career passion and choosing a major. We help you to evaluate your life and career interests while taking into consideration other factors such as aptitudes, motivations and personal circumstances.

Educational counselling provides information and assistance to address obstacles that challenge academic performance. We also provide guidance on how best to balance well-being with school demands.

Monday to Friday, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Students are seen within a three-hour block (1 p.m. – 4 p.m.). When demand is high, sessions may be brief, focused on assessing safety and making a plan for next steps. Those facing urgent concerns are given priority.

Walk-in requests will be accepted until 3:30 p.m. You will need to remain in the waiting area as the start time for your appointment can be unpredictable.

If you cannot come between 1 p.m and 4 p.m., please call us at 403.440.6362.

Need help after hours? Click here to see on- and off-campus crisis resources.

In addition to individual counselling, Student Counselling Services runs free, single-session workshops throughout the year on a variety of health and wellness topics (see Workshops). We also facilitate multi-session student success groups (see Groups).

Who has access?

Student Counselling Services is for MRU students. We offer individual counselling and workshops at no charge. Alumni may have one appointment post-graduation with a focus on how to access off-campus resources.

Make an appointment

We book appointments over the phone or in person. Appointments cannot be made via email or text.

Booked appointments are typically 50 minutes long and are available 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Monday to Friday.


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Monday to Friday:
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Room U216
Wellness Services

For your first appointment, you need to arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete some paperwork. Please bring your student ID card and check in at the Student Counselling desk in U216.

During your appointment, you and the counsellor will explore your concerns and goals.

To learn more about our counsellors, please see their bios. You may also find our frequently asked questions helpful.

Counselling sessions and counseling records are confidential.

No information about you is provided to third parties outside of Student Counselling Services without your consent, except in situations where:

  • You or another person is at imminent risk of serious harm.
  • Child abuse or child neglect is suspected or disclosed.
  • A court of law subpoenas information obtained in treatment.
  • Where concerns for the safety or yourself, another person or the MRU community arise. In such instances, the concerns may be reported to the Concerning Behaviour on Campus Team.

Records are kept and can be accessed within Student Counselling Services by other counsellors, on a need-to-know basis for the purposes of supervision, consultation and/or continued care.

Please cancel at least 24 hours prior to your appointment time if you are unable to attend. You can leave a message on the answering machine after hours. Appointments missed without sufficient notice may impact your access to booked sessions and the number of sessions available to you.