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The University of Canberra Counselling Service offers an array of options to support your Psychological Health throughout your University experience.

Please note:The UC Counselling Service is available exclusively to all currently enrolled UC Students.

Our professional team of psychologists are available between 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday - you can make an appointment by calling 02 6201 2351.

The UC Counselling Service is located in the UC Medical and Counselling Centre in Level B in Building 1.

Emergency information

If you are trying to contact a counsellor on an urgent matter please telephone the Counselling Service on 02 6201 2351. If your need is particularly urgent, arrangements can be made to offer you an emergency appointment. You can visit reception to be assessed by a nurse. If it is after hours please call one of the following 24/7 hotlines:

  • LifeLine Phone: 13 11 14
  • Mental Health Crisis Service Phone: 1800 629 354

Contact with the counsellor between counselling sessions

Contact with your counsellor between sessions is limited, since counsellors are often fully booked for counselling during the working day. However, you can leave a message with the reception staff for your counsellor, and the counsellor will get back to you as soon as possible. If you or your counsellor are concerned about your welfare after hours, your counsellor will give you telephone numbers so you can contact 24-hour crisis or emergency services.

The UC Counselling Service is Confidential, Free, and available to all currently enrolled UC Students.

Psychologists at the Counselling service have extensive expertise in working with Students in relation to their Psychological Wellbeing; we understand that sometimes you may simply need to talk, while at other times you may want to address more complex issues in your personal life, in your academic experience, along with significant emotional and mental health challenges.

Disclaimer: The above information is for information purposes only, and is not designed to replace medical or counselling services. If you need further assistance or information, please contact the University Medical and Counselling Service on (02) 6201 2351.