Counselling for students

If there’s something bothering you, however big or small, help is at hand. Our counsellors are registered psychologists and social workers. They have extensive experience working with students with mental health issues, ranging from adjustment stress to common mental illnesses like anxiety and depression. The service is free and confidential.

What to expect from counselling

Counsellors can help you make sense of what's troubling you by providing a safe and caring environment for you to share your concerns. 

Their focus is on assisting you to find solutions or better manage the challenges you're experiencing.

Sessions can be face-to-face or over the phone. Your counsellor can refer you to another healthcare professional if you need longer-term or specialist help.

Online help

All Deakin students can get online support via Ask Counselling, an online counselling service for students with personal questions about psychological and emotional issues. 

The free service is managed by Deakin counsellors who are registered psychologists and social workers. It provides an opportunity for students to anonymously submit a question, but it isn't a diagnostic or therapeutic service and doesn't replace face-to-face counselling.

Ask Counselling also lists answers to common questions about mental health and coping with university life, with topics ranging from stress management and procrastination to anxiety and depression.

Emergencies and crisis

View emergency contact details and information

Where to find our student counselling services

Melbourne Burwood Campus

+61 3 9244 6300
Building B, Level 2

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

+61 3 5227 1221
Building JB, Level 2

Geelong Waterfront Campus

+61 3 5227 8400
Level 2, 1 Gheringhap Street

Warrnambool Campus

+61 3 5563 3256
Building B, Lower level

Current students and staff

If you're a current Deakin student or staff member looking for counselling information, or to book an appointment, please visit the student and staff website for more information.