Types of Counselling at STU

St. Thomas University offers several types of counselling resources for our students: 

Single Session Appointments 

  • Allows you to meet with a counsellor for a single, 1 hour session; 
  • This is a one time appointment (although students have the option to book subsequent appointments as needed). 

One-on-one counselling 

  • An initial appointment is required for one-on-one counselling appointments; please contact us to schedule an appointment. 
  • You will be paired with one counsellor to receive individual, confidential care
  • There is a maximum of 10 counselling sessions per academic year 

Group Counselling: 
Our group counselling is a closed, confidential program which will require a 1 hour/week commitment for 4-6 weeks. These groups are intended to bring together a group of students struggling with similar issues in a safe, confidential, and educational environment. Each member will be given the opportunity to learn, share their experiences, and gain valuable skills and coping strategies. Groups will vary each term, but will include: 

  • Emotional Intensity Difficulties Group 
  • Quieting the Anxious Mind  
  • A Mindful Approach to Coping with Depression  
  • Releasing Shame: Food & Body Positivity 
  • Carrying on After the Loss of a Loved One   

Students who are interested in a therapy group must first have an initial counselling session OR be referred from a counsellor or Student Services member. For more information, please contact Kelly at mentalhealth@stu.ca. 

Counselling for Indigenous Students
We respectfully recognize Indigenous history, culture, traditional values, and healing practices. We welcome and encourage you to access supports with Counseling Services and Positive Mental Health initiatives. If you wish to receive individual therapy, we have an Indigenous Counsellor with an appreciation and respect for both Indigenous and Western healing approaches and therapies who can help provide support for a variety of issues related to Indigenous identity, processing of colonial trauma, transitioning into university life, and supporting balance and harmony in all aspects of life.

To receive support from an Elder in Residence or the Indigenous Student Services Center Coordinator visit Wabanaki Indigenous Student Services.

STU students can also access UNB Counselling Services for individual or group counselling support for a broad range of personal or mental health issues. For more information or to book an appointment, visit Counselling Services at UNB on the 2nd floor of the C.C. Jones Building, call (506) 453 – 4820 or email counsel@unb.ca.