Student Services

Counselling and Career Exploration


The John Abbott Counselling service helps students deal with personal, career and educational concerns. Individual personal counseling, Career exploration groups, and specialized workshops are available during the academic year.

For more complete information, consult the One Stop Shop or refer to our Linktree.

Introduction to Counselling Services

John Abbott Counselling Services is staffed by six licensed professionals (counselors and psychologists) and two social-work technicians and is available to any student enrolled at the college. Our role is to help students attain their personal goals in the areas of career, educational, social, and personal development. We are here to listen to our students’ concerns and to help them develop insight and strategies to stay motivated and focused on their goals.

Our service provides short and medium-term individual personal counseling as well as career counseling and exploration (small group format). In addition, we hold workshops on a variety of topics. Aside from a nominal charge for career testing, services are free and confidential.

Scheduling Appointments and Drop-ins

John Abbott Counselling Services is open from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday to Friday when the college itself is open. Counselling Services is located in Student Services, Herzberg 138. You can reach us at 514-457-6610, local 5292. Our email is

During the academic year, students who have not yet been seen in the Counselling Service are invited to attend one of our daily drop-ins. After discussion with a social work technician, further appointments can be made or there may be a referral to another resource. Drop-in times are in H-138 and on our Linktree.

During the summer, our staff is available by appointment. Please contact the Student Services receptionist (H-138, 514-457-6610, ext. 5292) for dates and times of availability or to make an appointment.

At all times (24/7) students of John Abbott College can consult Keep.meSAFE for mental health support by phone 1-844-451-9700, or by downloading the TELUS Health Student Support app.

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