Glendon Personal Counselling offers confidential, individual appointments to discuss any personal/social concerns that students may have:
- Short-term individual counselling services to Glendon Campus students;
- Crisis intervention consultation to the York Community regarding issues related to mental health and students in distress or crisis;
- Clinical training for graduate students in Counselling.
Glendon Personal Counselling Services aims to help students realize, develop and fulfill their personal potential in order to maximally benefit from their university experience. We help students manage the challenges of university life. Our clients come to see us because of a wide range of concerns, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, abuse, stress, self-esteem, eating and body image, issues about sexuality, relationship issues.
Accessing Personal Counselling
You are eligible for Glendon Personal Counselling Services if you are a Glendon student who is currently registered and enrolled in courses (or a graduate student working on other academic requirements). If you are taking a term off, you may request a one-time consultation with a counsellor in order to obtain suggestions regarding possible referrals in the community.
We strive to ensure that counselling sessions are scheduled as soon as possible. In some cases, however, you may be referred to another campus service or be provided with suggestions for off-campus resources. Beyond the initial appointment, the offer of further service through Glendon AWC centre is dependent on a number of variables including, but not limited to, the following:
- We do not provide all types of counselling services. Student may be referred to another counselling service or be refused service if we deem it clinically and/or ethically appropriate to do so (e.g. if your concerns are beyond the capacity of this office to effectively treat);
- We work on a relatively short-term model and may need to refer you to another service equipped to handle longer-term treatment;
- At certain times of the year, due to excessive demand on our services, we may refer you to an outside agency better able to meet with you on a more timely basis.
- We reserve the right to deny further services to any individual who abuses or misuses services in any manner (e.g. non-compliance with treatment, frequent missed appointments, etc.);
- We may not be able to offer services to students who are involved in or have an expectation of being involved in legal proceedings, lawsuit or other situations involving the courts;
- We see our clients on a voluntary basis and do not provide counselling for those who seek services for court-ordered or forensically-oriented treatment.