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Counselling Services


Counselling Services

Counselling services and supports are inclusive, confidential, and available to all Red Deer Polytechnic students free of charge.

Booking an Appointment

Counselling Services welcomes inquires in person, by phone, and by email.

Monday - Friday | 8:30 am - 4:30 pm


To book an appointment, drop in, phone us at 403.343.4064, or email us at

Once your appointment has been confirmed, please fill out the Student Information & Acknowledgement Form online or in person at your first appointment.


We offer in person and remote counselling services via audio or video conferencing. This remote service follows the Practice Guidelines for Telepsychology Services, outlined by the College of Alberta Psychologists. Informed consent and any limits of confidentiality will be outlined.

Walk In Wednesday

 Walk In Wednesdays begin January 10th, 2024, to April 10th, 2024.

Walk-in hours are from 12PM to 6PM (last appointment is 6:15PM). 

Sessions are solution focused brief counselling that will run between 30 and 45 minutes.

To see a counsellor in person, video, or over the phone, please complete the following form.


Once you've scheduled a counselling appointment, here's what will occur:

1) Fill out the Student Information & Acknowledgment form.























































2) Meet with the Intake Coordinator to discuss concerns or problems you may be experiencing. 

Questions may include: "What do you need support with?" or "What made you want to connect with a counsellor?", "How long have you been experiencing this?", "What are your current supports?", "What are the first signs that you are struggling?"

3) Be given resources/referrals and/or referred to a Counsellor.

4) If referred to a Counsellor, completion of a 45-question questionnaire (~10 minutes) will occur. 

The Outcome Questionnaire (OQ-45) is to help track your progress. The results are kept confidential within Counselling Services and discussing the results during a session is often valuable. To fill out the OQ-45, you will receive an email, click on the link, and fill out the questionnaire. It will then be submitted automatically.  Please note that you will need your RDP student ID number (000_ _ _ _ _ _) and your date of birth (YYYY-MM-DD or MM/DD/YYY) to begin the OQ-45.