The Centre for Group Counselling and Trauma (CGCT) is a research and clinical centre that operates within UBC’s Faculty of Education. While the CGCT remains focused on the advancement of group-based counselling research and delivery, it has expanded its role to include a practicum site dedicated to providing quality training and education in counselling and psychotherapy. The CGCT desires to offer counselling services to adults and adolescents as delivered by practicum students, each of whom receives direct supervision from registered practitioners in the fields of Counselling and/or Psychology. 


The CGCT currently provides free counselling for adults and adolescents. Services are typically offered through the individual format; however, groups may also be offered depending on the frequency of referrals for a particular issue/challenge.  


The CGCT has Day appointments available. Counselling can be helpful to address a variety of issues that include personal problems, interpersonal challenges, life stress, career and life transitions, and challenges related to work or school. 


Services not included 

Our Centre is unable to provide psychological assessment, psychiatric or emergency services where there is a risk of frequent or severe crisis, or the involvement with the law. In addition, we do not offer services to individuals with ongoing WorkSafe BC or ICBC claims. Finally, we currently do not provide services in the following areas:

  • Couples therapy

  • Assessments for legal issues (e.g., psychoeducation reports)

  • Difficulties associated with a high risk of legal involvement (e.g., criminal behaviour)


If we are unable to help with your particular issue / concern, we may be able to provide alternative service referrals.

To find out more information or to make an appointment, please call the CGCT or email the Centre.

Please note, all clients must complete a telephone intake prior to their first intake.

Contact Us

Email: -- Phone: 604.822.0488

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This project was developed in partnership with the BC/Yukon Command of the Royal Canadian Legion and the Poppy Fund.