<General Information<Academic Services and Support
The Atkinson Counselling Centre is committed to supporting the emotional, social and academic well-being of the Atkinson student community through a variety of counselling and disability services.
Individual Personal Counselling
Full- and part-time students are often faced with a number of difficulties. Discussing these issues with a trained professional can be helpful in acquiring new skills, resources and approaches. Atkinson Counselling Centre offers individual consultation to the Atkinson student on a short-term basis. A simple phone call is all that is required to arrange an appointment. The Centre is gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual positive and sensitive to cultural differences.
The academic problems faced by full-time and part-time learners can arise from a variety of sources. Upgrading courses and study skills workshops can address many of these needs. However, for some, academic problems can arise from disabilities related to a learning disability, or a physical or psychiatric disability. The Atkinson Counselling Centre is committed to helping students with Special Needs achieve success in the university setting. Counsellors trained in assisting students with Special Needs can provide assessment, academic adaptations, advocacy and individualized study skill instruction.
Workshops and Group Programs
Entering university as a full- or part-time student, resuming an interrupted university career, and attending classes while working, are just some of the special circumstances faced by Atkinson students. The Counselling Centre offers a variety of Skills Building and Personal Development Workshops designed to address student needs: Study Skills, Notetaking, Time Management, Understanding Anxiety, and Stress Management are examples of topics covered in workshops. The Centre will consider arranging workshops in any area relevant to members of the Atkinson community; your suggestions are welcome.
Full-time and part-time learners are by definition involved in career development. In many cases Atkinson is a part of an overall plan leading to a new career, job enrichment, or simply a change in direction. A variety of resources are available at the Centre to assist in career exploration, development, and planning.
The Counselling Centre's office is open between the hours of 8:30am and 7pm, Monday through Thursday, and 9am to 4pm Friday. The Centre is open on Saturdays from 9am to 3pm by appointment only.
Atkinson Counselling Centre, 116 Atkinson Building; Telephone: 416-736-5225; Fax: 416-736-5782, TTY 416-736-5782.