Faculty of Education

Faculty of Education
Faculty of Education

Personal Counsellors

Christina Ruggiero and Martha Dougherty provide students of the Faculty of Education with counselling services.

Some reasons why people seek counselling include:

  • Abuse and assault issues
  • Academic engagement or direction
  • Substance use
  • Anxiety and mood problems(e.g. depression, suicidal thoughts)
  • Coping with grief or loss
  • Relationships (family, romantic, platonic)
  • Eating/body image difficulties
  • Self-harm
  • Homesickness/loneliness
  • Self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Sexuality and sexual orientation
  • Stress
  • Transition to university
  • Social functioning
  • Dealing with racism

About the Counsellors

Christina and Martha view counselling as an individual’s opportunity for personal growth. They believe those seeking counselling are the experts of their own lives and they merely act as a neutral third party without judgement to be a sounding board or a cheerleader. Together both parties can put the puzzle pieces together to make sense of questions and move forward. 


For Appointments and Information

In Person: Student Services, Room A112
By Phone: (613) 533-2334
By Email: educ.counsellor@queensu.ca

Alternatively, appointments can be made through Student Wellness Services on main campus by dropping in or calling 613-533-6000 ext. 78264 and requesting an appointment with the education counsellor.


8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Martha is available on Mondays and Tuesdays, and Christina is available from Wednesday to Friday. 

For additional information regarding resources related to Counselling, Health and Accessibility Services at Queen’s visit the Student Wellness Services website at queensu.ca/studentwellness