SGS on site Counsellor
Graduate studies provide opportunities for exciting new challenges and experiences. However, there are times when it can seem overwhelming. If you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, sad, lonely or distressed, you do not need to handle it alone. The School of Graduate Studies has an embedded counsellor who provides individual counselling services to graduate students, group programs, and will host mental health & wellness events.
Please note that this counselling service is part of the services provided by Student Wellness and adheres to strict standards of confidentiality. Your counselling records will not be shared with anyone unless you give specific consent for release of your information.
About our Counsellors
After a 17 year career in Secondary Education, Dave Neary returned to academia to study Career Counselling. This piqued his interest in counselling and he immediately started a Master's in Counselling Psychology part-time. In 2008 Dave returned to U of T to complete his Master's Degree in Counselling Psychology at OISE. Dave has worked as a Mental Health Counsellor and at several community colleges, including Centennial, Humber, Algonquin and now is pleased to be part of the counselling team at Queen's University.
Anja has been counselling students at Queen's University since 2005 and is a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario. Anja combines a variety of therapeutic approaches to support students in difficult situations. Elements of Mindfulness, Logotherapy, CBT, narrative psychotherapy and Brief Solution Focused Therapy are used to help grad students to identify and balance their needs, rediscover their resources and move forward on their unique paths. Anja has a holistic approach to human wellness. Before moving from Germany to Canada, she worked for several years as a MD in different psychiatric in- and out-patients-settings where she was able to integrate naturopathic and homeopathic medicine into her care. She holds a PhD in Psychiatry in the field of Autism research.
How to Access Counselling Services at Queen’s
To book a counselling appointment, call 613-533-2136 (32136). This is a dedicated phone line and has confidential voicemail.
An appointment will be booked with either David or Anja or you may request a different counsellor. All services are strictly confidential.