If you’re a first-year student in residence and you’re feeling persistently stressed, anxious, or sad, you can make an appointment to see UBC’s Counsellor in Residence.
Freeman Woolnough, MEd, CCC
Counsellor in Residence
“Hi, I’m Freeman, UBC’s Counsellor in Residence. First year university can be a challenging time. There are lots of support resources at UBCâ€”and I’m here to provide additional support for students living in UBC Student Housing.”
Top reasons to make an appointment
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Relationship troubles
- Loss and/or grief
- Past experience of physical, sexual, or emotional violence
- Other mental health challenges
What to expect
You’ll startÂ with a 30-minute initial session, where Freeman will listen to your needs and connect you with resources to best help you reach your goals. These could include self-directed resources, workshops and coaching, group therapy, or individual short-term counselling. If longer-term counselling is needed, Freeman will help connect you with resources and options in the local community.
In addition to daytime appointments, Freeman is able to book appointments in the early evening and on Saturdays.
If you have any questions about Counsellor in Residence, like what to expect in a session or whether you should make an appointment, please email Freeman.
Our Counsellor in Residence and all of UBCâ€™s health professionals are committed to keeping your visit and concerns completely private and confidential.
Information about you and your health can only be shared with your permission, or when safety concerns or legal requirements arise.
If you have any questions about confidentiality, please ask during your appointment.
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