Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Booking an Appointment

Drop-in to talk to the Student Services secretary between 8 am and 4 pm Monday through Friday in Old Main 1631 or call 250-828-5023.

If this is your first visit to counselling: 

  • You will need to review our privacy notice and fill out an intake form. 
  • You will meet with a counsellor for 30-45 minutes to clarify your needs and come up with a plan to meet your needs and reach your goals.
  • This plan may include self-help resources, psychoeducational workshops & groups, individual counselling and community referrals (please come 5-10 minutes early).

When booking, please indicate the nature of the appointment: personal concerns, academic success strategies or career counselling?

If you are an Indigenous student, you have the option of booking with the Indigenous counsellor. For more Indigenous services visit Cplul’kw’ten – the Gathering Place

Location

Old Main 1631
(across from the cashier)

Phone

250-828-5023

Hours of operation

Monday to Friday:
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
» Closed Saturday, Sundays and public holidays.
» Closed Dec. 24 at noon to Jan. 1

Cancellations

If you are unable to attend your appointment, please notify the secretary as soon as possible. Messages and correspondence will be responded to during regular office hours.

Crisis

Counselling Services reserves a limited number of appointments to provide brief assistance to students dealing with a personal crisis that requires urgent attention. For additional or after-hours support, refer to the organizations listed below:

  • Crisis Response:
    If you have immediate safety concerns for yourself or others please call 911 or go to the nearest hospital

  • MHSU Urgent Response:
    The After Hours Emergency Response Team – 250.377.0088

  • Campus Security:
    Campus Security can assist in directing the ambulance to the correct location – 250.828.5033

  • Non-Emergency RCMP:
    250.828.3000

  • Support for Survivors of Sexual Assault:
    TRU Sexualized Violence Prevention and Response – supports on and off campus
    Kamloops Sexual Assault & Counselling Centre (KSACC) – 250.372.0179

  • Additional Resources:
    •The Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention Centre of BC: BC Crisis Line 1-800-SUICIDE (784-2433)
    •Interior Crisis Line Network: 1.888.353.CARE (2273)