Counselling for Students

Counselling Office

The Counselling Centre (E1101)

Fall/Winter Office Hours (September - April)

  • Monday to Friday - 8:30am - 4:30pm
  • Counsellors are available in E1101 Thursdays until 7:30pm

Summer Office Hours- (May-August)

  • Monday to Friday - 8:30am- 4:00pm
  • Evening hours are not available during the summer

Our primary goal in the counselling office is to empower students to set and reach their goals, whatever these goals might be. These goals will vary from student to student. For some it might mean successfully completing a program with honours, while for others it might mean surviving a year away from home. Our focus is SUCCESS and we are here to help students better understand themselves and make choices that will allow them to reach their goals.

‘Same-day’ Appointments

Students can now access same-day appointments between 10:00 – 12:00 Monday through Thursday. These appointments are for time-sensitive issues (e.g. a deadline needs to be adhered to), and will be a maximum of 15 minutes.

In order to make an appointment for this service, please email Kristol Abel at kristol.abel@saultcollege.ca between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m., or call the Student Support Centre at 705-759-2554 x. 2703. Please note that you may not be able to see your assigned Counsellor at these times.

Academic Counselling

Counsellors are available to assist potential students and current students make academic related decisions. Counsellors are able to provide information on programs within the College and help students develop an academic plan. Students can also benefit from student success strategy sessions that can be offered individually and in groups. Topics range from study skills, time management, stress management, test preparation, note taking and learning styles.

Personal and Crisis Counselling

The Counselling Centre services include access to Counsellors who can provide short term counselling for students experiencing personal and/or mental health issues.

Students in crisis situations can drop into the Counselling Centre during regular office hours 8:30am - 4:30pm, call 705-759-2554 Ext. 2703 or emailstudentsupport@saultcollege.ca. For after hour services students would need to go to the Sault Area Hospital Emergency Department or call one of the following numbers:

"Good2Talk" Ontario's Postsecondary Student Helpline 1-866-925-5454

Crisis Services 705-759-3398 or 1-800-721-0077

Mobile Crisis Response 705-759-3803

Police - 911

I.M. Well

I.M. Well, short for Integrated Mental Wellness, is a program that helps in directing students where they can get help to find answers in a way that works best for them, whether it be on campus, or around the community.

Personal Development

Everyone during various stages of their lives needs someone to turn to for words of advice, encouragement or direction. As you continue on your learning journey you may encounter situations or circumstances that hinder you from reaching your destination. We understand that. The Counselling Department is made up of experienced, qualified and caring professionals who are available to help you. We are ready to help you find your own solutions to managing trouble spots you may encounter. In our office, confidentiality is of the utmost importance. No concern or problem you may have is unimportant. If you feel the need to talk, we want to listen and assist you.

Career Direction

We have an extensive career planning package available that includes interest, aptitudes and personality preference inventories which will enable you to make objective career or course selections. This service is free for full-time post-secondary Fulao2 students.

Academic Success

Fulao2 has a series of Student Success workshops that a Counsellor can direct you to. These workshops are available at various times for all students during the fall and winter semesters or you can schedule a one on one session with one of our staff to focus on area certain skills that you will help you right away. Our Counsellors are experts in Academic Success and are committed to helping you reach your academic goals.