Counselling services provide a supportive, non-judgmental and confidential environment to students who may be experiencing emotional and/or psychological problems during their period of study. It is important to note that early intervention plays a crucial role in one’s ability to cope and have a positive outcome in the face of adversities. Early Intervention allows a person to manage a condition before it becomes entrenched or chronic. In this way, a Counsellor may arrest the decline of a condition thus, preventing further damage or deterioration.
The department wishes to encourage students who may be experiencing difficulties to seek early intervention with the Campus Counsellor.
The main office of the Department of Health and Counselling Services is located at the City Campus. However, counselling services are available at all other campuses.
Referrals can be made by faculty members, academic and student support services coordinators, campus directors and advisors who will arrange an appointment with the Campus Counsellor through the Department of Health and Counselling Services.
Students are encouraged to visit or call the department to request counselling services. Appointments can also be made via the Health and Wellness page of the MyCOSTAATT Student Portal. In an emergency situation, no appointment is needed; students may walk in.