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Counselling & Student Development

Service Update

To best support the need for physical distancing in response to recent COVID-19 developments, Counselling and Student Development is providing phone-based and virtual appointments only to students at this time.

To schedule a phone or virtual appointment, or to receive instructions about how to connect with your counsellor, please call 604-432-8608.

For mental health resources that you may find helpful during this challenging time, visit Mental Health at Home.

If you’re a full-time or part-time student at BCIT, your counsellors are here to help you:

  • Sort through personal concerns, like anxiety, depression, relationships, assertiveness, and more
  • Enhance your educational performance and maximize your success as a student
  • Build decision-making and problem-solving skills
  • Work toward your educational, personal, and career goals


All enrolled full-time and part-time BCIT students can make an appointment for free, confidential, and professional counselling. Call 604-432-8608 to make an appointment and be sure to say whether you’d like your appointment at the Burnaby or Downtown campus or as a virtual appointment for students at the ATC, AIC, and DTC. To cancel or reschedule an appointment, please contact us at least 24 hours before your appointment is scheduled. If you do not show up for your appointment or cancel within 24 hours, you may be charged an unattended appointment fee.

Practicum Training Program

Counselling and Student Development takes pride in its counsellor-in-training practicum program, which provides in-house training for Master’s level counselling students. Trainees are onsite on a part-time basis from September through April, and work under the direct supervision of Counselling and Student Development’s Director of Clinical Training. Trainees are valued team members who help keep our counselling services current and increase the availability of counselling resources to BCIT students. Questions about this program can be directed to Alayna Kruger – Director of Clinical Training – at 604-432-8608.

Please note: If you’re looking for information on BCIT programs, entry requirements, courses, or any other program related information, contact Program Advising.