Counselling Services

Welcome to Counselling Services

On this site you can learn out about the counselling support available to Okanagan
College students, find out how to book a counselling appointment, and access helpful online resources to help you with your personal, career, and academic development.

Personal, emotional and academic problems are a normal part of student life.  Professionally trained staff are available to assist students in coping with problem areas
in their life that interfere with maximizing their academic and social potential.  One of the most helpful ways of dealing with problematic situations and feelings is to talk them through with an experienced counsellor.

Confidentiality: Confidentiality is the cornerstone of the counselling relationshipAll communication between you and your counsellor will be held in confidence and will not (except under special circumstances*) be disclosed to anyone outside of the Counselling Services department unless you give written authorization to release the information.

*Please see our confidentiality form for more information: Confidentiality Form.pdf

If you have been affected by Sexual Violence or know someone who needs assistance, support is available.  

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Education Advising

Do you have questions about attending OC? Questions about OC Programss, courses or
pre-requisites? Questions about getting admitted to OC? Connect 
with an Education Advisor.
Click here for Education Advising.


Y Mind at
OC Kelowna!

Experiencing anxiety?  Want tools
to cope?  Want a free YMCA
membership?  Want a free meal?
YMind is a 7-week group for OC
students aged 18-30 that helps
students learn how to deal with
anxiety and stress.

To learn more, please attend a mandatory information session on Thurs. Sept 26 or Thurs. Oct 3 from 2:30-5pm.  To register for the information session, please email:

Read more about Kiah's positive experience with Y Mind.  Learn more about YMCA groups in the community.  


 Mindfulness & wellness Resource

  Mindfulness & Wellness -
Kelowna Campus

Looking for Wellness
resources such as a Mindful Meditation group, Yoga group or a Fitness Access Card (access to gym, activities, leagues & fitness classes)? Looking for Mindfulness
Apps to download to your phone? Click the image for more details.

    Flourish in Penticton
Flourish is a drop-in safe space, free of charge to all OC students, where they explore various themes related to stress management and mental wellness. Click the image for more details.

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Additional Student Support Services at Okanagan College