Counselling Services

NEC Counselling

Our licensed counsellors provide a safe and confidential environment to help our Indigenous learner’s transition into student life. Whether it’s working through anxiety, depression, or grief, our counsellors can help. Students can either drop-in or make an appointment.

Personal Counselling

Our licensed counsellors provide support for various personal situations including:

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Building coping skills
  • Self-esteem
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Grief and loss
  • Abuse in intimate relationships
  • Survivors of childhood sexual abuse
  • Adult sexual assault
  • Survivors of Indian Residential Schools and/or foster care

Support for a Crisis Situation

For crisis situations, our licensed counsellors can help you work through issues including:

  • Suicidal thoughts or feelings
  • Threats of physical harm or assault
  • Extreme anxiety or panic attacks
  • The sudden death of a student, staff or faculty member



Workshop and group offerings vary throughout the year. If you are interested in a workshop or group that is not presently offered, please contact us with your interest at If we have sufficient interest in a workshop or group, we will offer it as soon as possible.

Workshop topics:
  • Coping with Anxiety & Grounding Activities
  • Getting Things Done": Change Process & Goal Setting
  • Healthy Relationships, Healthy Boundaries
  • Lateral Violence & Toolkit Ideas for Lateral Kindness
  • Life Writing: Applications for Healing and Wellbeing
  • Lifting the Fog: Coping with Depression
  • Medicine Wheel Teachings
  • Photovoice & Applications for Individual Wellness
  • Resilience & Strength-Based Approaches to Wellness (Narrative Therapy)
  • 7 Grandfather Teachings (Love, Courage, Humility, Honesty, Respect, Truth, Wisdom)



  • Recovery & Peer Support Circle
  • Cultural Arts – Beading, painting, drum making



Community Resources

There are numerous community resources to access in Metro Vancouver including housing, legal, and child care. Click here for a list of community resources. 

For more information, contact:

Kim Bayer
Family Violence Resource Centre Coordinator
(604) 873-3765 Ext. 312 
George Durocher
(604) 873-3772 Ext. 308