If you or someone you know is feeling hopeless or at risk of harm, call or chat online with a crisis responder any time at the following services:
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 in-person (Cranbrook Campus) or 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
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)
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).
2023-2024 Mental Health and Wellness Workshops
These workshops are offered in collaboration through the Small Rural Institutes group (SRI).
Other Counselling Resources
Visit our Community Resources page for a detailed list of supports and resources in towns throughout the College region.
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
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
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