College of the Rockies Counselling Support
Our counsellors are here to help.
Personal counselling is a free service provided to our students. You can schedule your online appointment on your own using our, Book an Appointment feature.
Additionally, there are many wellness resources available for students. Please do not hesitate to reach out to Student Services if needing assistance navigating supports. We are here to help.
Meet Our Counsellors
Christine Turner, M.C., R. Psych
I am passionate about supporting all students as a means of fostering academic success and personal/social development.
Certification: Registered Psychologist with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia (#2743) and the College of Alberta Psychologists (#4542).
Education: B.Ed. (University of Calgary), M.C. (Gonzaga University)
Liz Hamilton, B.A., M.C. (Counselling)
It is a great privilege to be consulted about the challenges people are up against in their lives. My work is to hear and catch stories – to hold them up to the light for people to re-weave in a way that honours their strengths, resources, and deepest values.
Certification: Canadian Certified Counsellor (C.C.C.) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA).
Education: B.A. (University of Alberta), M.C. (University of Lethbridge).
Chris McHolm, B. Ed., M.A. (Counselling Psychology) – on leave until January 2023
My passion revolves around helping individuals find creative ways to better themselves.
Certification: Canadian Certified Counsellor (C.C.C.) with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA). Certified in Mental Health First Aid by the Mental Health Commission of Canada. Trained in Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training.
Education: B. Ed. (University of Saskatchewan), Outdoor Leadership Certificate (Columbia), M.A. in Counselling Psychology (Yorkville University).
Other Counselling Resources
Visit our Community Resources page for a detailed list of supports and resources in towns throughout the College region.
Bounce Back® Online is a self-help program based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy principles. The online program helps with issues relating to depression, stress and anxiety. The modules are self-paced and easily accessible.
Visit Bounce Back website
Services available Monday to Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Crisis Line – Interior Crisis Line Network – East Kootenay Crisis Line
Emotional Support for people who are experiencing any type of crisis or who are in emotional distress.
Services available 24/7
Empower Me (Student Care)
Solution-focused counselling services available for students on our health plan. Support over phone provided. 24/7 support. Ask for support in preferred language.
Visit the Empower Me (Student Care) website
The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training has launched Here2Talk, a free single-session service available by app, phone, or online chat 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Chat sessions with a trained counsellor can be accessed by downloading the Here2Talk app.
Visit the Here2Talk website
Services available 24/7
keep.meSAFE (by guard.me) – International Students
Support program for international students that provides linguistically and culturally matched counselling resource. 24/7 support.
Visit the keep.meSAFE website
Suicide Hotline Crisis Centre
Barrier-free non-judgmental, confidential support through 24/7 phone lines and online services.
Visit the Suicide Hotline Crisis Centre website