Services to Students

Counselling & Career Exploration


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

John Abbott Students and Staff: For more complete information, please join our Portal Communities, Counselling Services – Resources for Students or Counselling Services – Resources for Staff.

Introduction to Counselling Services

John Abbott Counselling Services is staffed by five licensed professionals (counselors and psychologists) and one counselor-in-training 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 and administer the academic standing and advancement (probation) policy. 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. In the summer, from mid-June to mid-August, we are open Monday to Thursday from 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM and on Friday from 8:00 AM to noon. 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 been seen in the Counselling Service are first seen at a drop-in. After discussion with a counsellor or psychologist, further appointments can be made or there may be a referral to another resource. Drop-in times are available on the student portal.

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.

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