What is counselling?
Your university journey can be an exciting and fulfilling time, rich with new experiences. However, sometimes juggling university and other life commitments can be challenging and there may be times when you experience unexpected or stressful situations that impact on your studies.
When your problems feel too overwhelming to work through on your own, too complicated, or you prefer not to share them with those close to you, talking to a professional counsellor provides a safe, supportive, confidential, and non-judgmental environment for you to explore your concerns and develop strategies to manage your situation.
How can counselling help?
The USQ Counselling Service is here to facilitate your psychological well-being and help you to reach your potential. You may want to use our Counselling Service to:
- talk about adjusting to university and being away from home
- balancing your studies and other commitments
- managing exam stress
- improving your assertiveness or confidence
- enhancing your motivation
- working through relationship or family issues
- managing psychological conditions
- coping with distressing situations or crises.
Our Counselling service
The USQ Counselling Service offers free and confidential counselling for all our currently enrolled USQ students, and can assist you with a range of issues that are impacting on your studies.
The counselling team is made up of qualified and experienced professionals who are either registered Psychologists or Social Workers. They are friendly, compassionate people who are focused on supporting and assisting students. All counsellors have the central goal of helping you to increase your sense of well-being, and they appreciate the different needs of students coming from other cultures and backgrounds.
Student Services also provides Career Counselling to help students to address any career-related issues. You might see a career counsellor if:
- you're not sure whether they are in the right degree
- you've lost motivation or interest in their study program
- you need more information about their graduate opportunities
- you're failing courses
- you are having problems making career decisions
- you want to maximise their opportunities for employment.