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Counselling

  • health Safety

Life Happens and we all need someone to talk to and help. Our Ambrose Counselling team is here for you and wants to help you. Ambrose has a variety of counsellors on-site or on-line to help you navigate a wide range of concerns that impact your academic performance and your overall well-being. This may include relationship concerns, stress, feeling overwhelmed, loneliness, feeling depressed, or addiction. Ambrose wants to support you to get the help you need.

Counselling Services will begin again after classes start for the fall semester. (In order to allow as many people as possible to access these services, we kindly request that you only book a maximum of 2 sessions in advance).

Please note: All counselling sessions will be online for the month of January.  Your counsellor will contact you with your session information.  

Billing for 2021-2022:

The first 5 sessions will be covered by Ambrose and there will not be a charge* for these sessions. After this, you will be charged $50/session to your student account.

* no-show charges will still apply for sessions cancelled/rescheduled within 24 hours of the appointment time.
Please see Counselling Policies & Procedures below for more details.

If this is an emergency please call 911.

There is someone always ready to talk to you (24/7) at the Distress Centre

403-266-HELP (4357)

Monday

Vince
9:00am-2:00pm (online)

Tuesday

Meghan
9:00am-5:00pm (online)

Wednesday

Meghan
9:00am-1:00 pm (online)

Vince
12:00-3:00pm (online)

Thursday

Elizabeth
5:00-8:00pm (online)

Meghan
5:00-8:00pm (online)

Friday

Elizabeth
9:00am-12:00pm (online)

Jackie
9:00am-3:00pm (online)

Please note: Counselling appointments are booked on an every other week basis.

Our Counsellors

Vince Urquhart, MDiv, MA

Registered Psychotherapist, Professional Counsellor

Mondays: 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.(online)

Wednesdays: 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. (online)

  • Personal confidential counselling
  • Book an appointment online: Book with Vince

Vince understands the emotional and physical turmoil of anxiety both as therapist and through personal experience. He practices a faith-based approach to counselling, integrating Christ centred counselling with psychotherapy. He has 20+ years of experience in pastoral counselling and ministry, spiritual coaching, church planting, missions work and pre-marital and marriage counselling. Vince is a licensed therapist specializing in anxiety disorders, marriage, pre marriage, depression, grief and life transitions.

Meghan Nimmo, BSW, BCS

Practicum Student, Masters of Counselling

Tuesday 9 A.M. - 5 P.M. (online)

Wednesday 9 A.M. - 1 P.M. (online)

Thursday 5 P.M.- 8 P.M. (online)

  • Personal confidential counselling
  • Book an appointment online: Book with Meghan

Meghan works using a collaborative approach, she works alongside her clients to cope and heal from life daily stresses and complex mental illness. She uses a client focused approach knowing that not one method will work for everyone and draws from CBT, mindfulness, as well as emotion focused theories. She has experience working with those dealing with depression, anxiety, PTSD, and life transitions. 

Elizabeth Forbes, R. Psych

Registered Psychologist, Professional Counsellor

Thursdays: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (online)

Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (online)

  • Personal confidential counselling
  • Book an appointment online: Book with Elizabeth
  • Elizabeth is not taking new clients until further notice. To be added to her waitlist, please email counselling@ambrose.edu and request to be added to the waitlist.

Elizabeth practices from a trauma informed perspective providing a safe, comfortable space to help facilitate change and healing. Some of the key areas of Elizabeth's training and expertise are in complex trauma, PTSD, addictions, eating disorders, and anxiety and depression. Her counselling philosophy is based on a client centered perspective within a spiritual and existential context. Types of therapy she is trained in are CBT/DBT, Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Schema Therapy, Gottman Couples Therapy, EMDR, and she utilizes these approaches in an integrative style in order to provide each client an individual experience, specific to their needs.

Dr. Jackie Stinton, PhD, R. Psych

Registered Psychologist, Professional Counsellor

Fridays: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. (online)

  • Personal confidential counselling
  • Book an appointment online: Book with Jackie

Jackie offers an honest, non-pathologizing and collaborative process of understanding human nature and our individual perceptions, experiences and challenges. She works from a clinical counselling model which incorporates elements of psychological theories suited to the individual client. As well, her philosophy of counselling incorporates both the psychological and the spiritual dimensions of being human.

 

Counselling Procedures & Policies

  • Counselling appointments are booked on an every other week basis.
  • You will be able to request a receipt for any sessions billed to your student account for claiming through your insurance.  Please send proof of payment to counselling@ambrose.edu to request this.  
  • Please book and cancel/reschedule your appointments online through Calendly. You will be able to cancel or reschedule your appointment through the confirmation email that you receive when you book the appointment. Please make every effort to cancel or reschedule your appointment via this means. If you are experiencing any kind of technical difficulties with your appointment, please contact the Student Life Administrative Assistant.
  • No Show Fee: If you don’t show up for an appointment and did not cancel or reschedule 24 hours before the appointment, your student account will be charged a $75 fee. If there are extenuating circumstances, please contact the Student Life Administrative Assistant.