Personal Counselling

It can often be helpful to talk to others about issues you are facing.  If an impartial and supportive listener is what your need, the Learner Equity & Wellness Office can help.  If you would like to talk with one of our counselling staff and faculty, please contact our office to book a confidential appointment (LEW contact)

Should you wish an after-hours appointment or would like to speak with someone outside of the School, the LEW Office would be pleased to assist you in making a referral.

The following information may be helpful to you in considering options:

All Learners:

  1. Community Therapists: Email the LEW Office if you would like recommendations based on your unique goals for therapy
  2. Student Development Centre: On-campus counselling for Western learners, available free. Contact: 519-661-3031, WSS Room 4100
  3. Student Health Services: On-campus counselling for Western learners, free or paid for by OHIP. Contact: 519-661-3030, UCC Room 11


Medical Residents:

  1. Homewood Human Solutions - LHSC's Employee Assistance Program provides referrals to in-person or telephone counselling. Phone: 1-800-265-8310
  2. Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO). Phone: 1-866-HELP-DOC
  3. OMA's Physician Health Program - provides assessment and referral to services locally through their network of care providers. Online: