We are a free, professional and confidential service, providing a safe environment for currently enrolled students to discuss any personal, psychological and study related difficulties.
Our aim is to help students develop strategies and skills to resolve and manage difficulties affecting their study, so that they can achieve their personal and academic goals.
Our experienced psychologists and counsellors provide short-term individual and couples counselling. If longer term counselling or support is required, referral to another professional or community-based organisation can be facilitated by our counsellors. The services also provides workshops and support groups throughout the academic year.
Make an appointment or contact us
(08) 9433 0580
ND5/100, P&O Hotel (entrance via laneway at 20 Mouat Street)
- The service provides counselling appointments between 8:30am and 5:00pm from Monday to Friday except for public holidays.
- All counselling appointments are 50 minutes.
- The number of appointments will vary according to each client's needs.
- You can talk to our counsellors about any issue that is of concern to you.
- Our counsellors will listen to your concerns, ask questions and invite you to try techniques and skills to help resolve difficulties.
- Our counsellors will utilise evidence-based knowledge and practices to help you achieve your counselling goals.
All information discussed during counselling remains confidential. All information you provide is stored securely in the counselling services own database and is not available to any other areas of the university or third party external to the counselling service.
The only exceptions to confidentiality are:
- if you are considered at risk of causing serious harm to yourself or someone else;
- if reporting of information is required by law;
- if your file is subpoenaed by a court of law; and
- if mandatory reporting obligations apply, such as child abuse or notifiable conduct of a registered health practitioner or registered health student.
If you want us to provide any information to a third party, our counsellors will ask you to sign a release of information form and provide you with a copy of the information released to the third party with your permission.
The Counselling Service is not a crisis service. It doesn't provide on-demand appointments or after-hours appointments.
For crisis support attend your local hospital emergency department or contact the 24 hour Mental Health services below:
- Lifeline 13 11 14
- Mental Health Emergency Response Line 1300 555 788
- SARC (Sexual Assault Resource Centre) 9340 1828 or 1800 199 888 (free from land line only)
- Men's Line 1300 78 99 78
- Alcohol and Drug Support Service 1800 198 024 or (08) 9442 5000
If you are in danger and require immediate and urgent assistance, contact:
Other counselling services
- Head to Health Australian Government Department of Health Digital Mental Health Resources
- beyondblue - equipping everyone in Australia with the knowledge and skills to protect their own mental health
- youthbeyondblue - empowering young people aged 12-25, their friends and those who care for them to respond to anxiety and depression.