About Us

Personal Counselling Services (PCS) aims to help students realize, develop and fulfill their personal potential in order to maximally benefit from their university experience and manage the challenges of university life. Our clients come to see us because of a wide range of concerns, including but not limited to: depression, anxiety, abuse, stress, self-esteem, eating and body image, issues about sexuality, relationship issues.

PCS provides:

  • short-term individual, couple, and group counselling services to York University students
  • crisis intervention (see What to do in a Crisis)
  • consultation¬†with the York Community regarding issues related to mental health and students in distress or crisis
  • critical incident response debriefings and consultation
  • clinical training for graduate students in Psychology, Social Work, and Psychotherapy

To learn more about other resources that are related to mental health and wellness at York, click on this link mhw.info.yorku.ca.


**PLEASE NOTE: The single-session consultation does not replace our crisis services nor is it the route to ongoing counselling. Personal Counsellors are not able to answer administrative or academic questions, resolve financial concerns, or provide any documentation. This summer,  Personal Counselling Services (PCS) is piloting single-session consultations to students. The consultations are an opportunity for students to access one session with a personal counsellor in which they can do one or more of the following:**

  • Brainstorm possible courses of action or coping mechanisms
  • Generate problem-solving strategies
  • Receive some quick tips on topics such as stress management
  • Request suggestions for referrals for other resources in the community

Booking a single-session consultation