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 might be affecting their study and life. Common issues that people seek counselling for 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 who are experienced in working with a variety of people and presenting issues. Counsellors aim to help by:

CAPS is committed to being a professional and respectful service that values diversity of culture, beliefs, gender, and sexuality.

We acknowledge there are a wide range of unique challenges facing people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer, or gender diverse (LGBTIQ+), and provide specialist counselling for LGBTIQ+ students and staff.