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Counselling and Accessibility Services

Experienced counsellors offer confidential individual consultations to assist you in a variety of areas, which include career counselling, personal counselling, and disability related services. If you are having "second thoughts" about your current career choice, or you find yourself in "academic jeopardy", you could benefit from academic/career counselling. It's important to identify skills and aptitudes required for potential careers, and learn effective study skills. This service may be of interest to those wishing to re-enter the workforce or those considering a career change.

Personal Counselling

Students can experience a variety of personal issues that interfere with their academic progress. Loneliness, anger or self-doubt can influence motivation and success in a college setting. Mature students may have unique problems on returning to school after a long absence and the added responsibilities of relationships and family. Counselling services are available for these issues and other concerns that cause conflict or hardship for students.

Disability Related Services

Disability Counsellors provide academic accommodation for these disabilities provided documentation can be presented:

  • Learning Disabilities (ADD ADHD)
  • Mental Health Disabilities
  • Medical Disabilities
  • Temporary Disabilities (injury or surgery)
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Deaf, deafened and hard of hearing
  • Blind and low vision
  • Mobility/Physical Impairments

Counselling and Accessibility Services provide the following:

  1. Individual counselling;
  2. Career counselling, aptitude and skills assessment;
  3. Instructional strategy training and accommodation planning for students with disabilities with a specialized Learning Strategist;
  4. Academic counselling and assessment of program needs and student abilities.
  5. Assessment of learning problems for students in academic jeopardy.

Evening appointments are available on Mondays and Wednesdays for Continuing Education students in the Newnham Counselling and Accessibilty Office. Call 416-491-5050, ext. 22900 (416-491-0468 TDD) for an appointment.