Counselling and Psychological Services is a part of Student Services which consists of a number of specialist areas that are complementary and together provide for the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our community.
We aim to facilitate the work of the University by:
- Providing students and staff with a professional counselling service. This involves initial assessment of presenting issues and the development of appropriate therapeutic interventions. It may also include external referral. Primarily, the counselling offered is short-term, with regular review and ongoing client management.
- Providing the University community with a variety of community development and consultancy programs. Some programs are designed to respond to emerging trends that have the potential to impact upon individual and community emotional or psychological wellbeing. Other consultancies serve to enrich and enhance skill development and contribute to the student experience.
- Providing programs and services external to the University which strengthen and consolidate funding and allow for service growth, while at the same time enhancing staff skill and expertise.