Individual counselling

Looking after your health and wellbeing is essential to being your best at The University of Melbourne. Life at university can be exciting and interesting, as well as bring challenges, such as adjusting to a new environment and the general stress of student life. Sometimes, it can be difficult to reach out to family and friends, or deal with things by ourselves. Counselling can be helpful during these times.

Counselling and Psychological Services (CAPS) provides free, confidential, short-term professional counselling to currently enrolled students and staff at The University of Melbourne.

Why seek counselling?

People attend counselling to talk about personal, emotional, or mental health issues which affect their study and life. Common issues include:

No issue is too big or too small to get support. You may have a longstanding concern, be facing new challenges at university, or simply feel like something isn’t quite right. In every instance, CAPS is here for you.

Our Counsellors are clinical or counselling psychologists and mental health social workers, experienced in working with a variety of people and issues. Counsellors aim to help by:

Making an appointment

Find out more about making an appointment for Individual Counselling here.