Counselling at Student Health

Counselling is a process of talking confidentially with an impartial professional. We will listen to you sensitively and without judgement. It is often useful to have an objective ‘outsider’ who is qualified to see the ‘big picture’ to help you with personal and or academic problems.

We provide a diverse range of approaches. The counselling team are made up of registered psychologists, psychotherapists and qualified counsellors. We work with individuals and provide group work e.g. Exam stress, anxiety and relaxation.

Appointments

First appointment


You can call Student Health during office hours or call in to make an initial counselling appointment. The first session will be with the Duty Counsellor and is for 30 minutes where we will assess your needs and refer you for counselling or where your needs can best be met.

Appointments are not booked in advance, please call us on the day you require the appointment.

Follow up appointments

We are able to offer short term supportive counselling or, if it matches your need, referral to one of our group programmes. You will be able to discuss the options available when you see a counsellor for your initial assessment.

 

© Student Health Service
Cnr Walsh & Albany Streets
University of Otago
PO Box 56
Dunedin 9054
New Zealand

Freephone 0800 479 821

Tel 64 3 479 8212
Fax 64 3 479 8106

Email student-health@otago.ac.nz
(Please do not email to cancel or make appointments)