Counselling Services

We are here to support you. The College offers free and confidential counselling to students who are experiencing distress or simply need to talk to someone.

Issues that are commonly addressed in counselling include: adjusting to college life, anxiety, grief, homesickness, guilt, suicidal thoughts, sexual concerns, relationship issues, and career choices.  A number of support groups on topics such as single parenting and stress management will also be running throughout the year.  A variety of resources are available on time management, test anxiety, etc.

Nicole Lewis, Counsellor at Algonquin College, Pembroke CampusNicole is a Certified Counsellor with the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association and holds a Masters of Education, Educational Counselling.

Jackie Tenute, Aboriginal CounsellorWe also have an Aboriginal Counsellor on campus, Jackie Tenute. To book an appointment with Jackie, please email or call 613-735-4700 ext. 2098. 

The Pembroke Campus supports the Purple Couch Project. Look for our travelling purple couch to find out more about our counselling activities and services. Click on the purple couch below to see a video about this special project.  

Algonquin College, Pembroke Campus alumnus Jason Blaine and Jamie Bramburger, Manager of Community and Student Affairs speaking with CTV’s Sarah Freemark about Mental Health First Aid Training.

Purple Couch Project


To make an appointment, please drop by Nicole’s office:

Nicole Lewis, Room 138
Phone: 613-735-4700, Ext. 2804 for a personal appointment

Counselling Hours during the school year:
Monday to Thursday
9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

FOR EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE:  Call the 24 hour Crisis Line at 1-866-996-0991