We offer a professional confidential counselling service free of charge to help you have a smooth and positive learning experience.
A Student Counsellor is available for phone appointments to assist you in coping with:
To book an appointment, contact our Brisbane counsellor Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org
Counselling is not:
Q. Do I need a referral?
A. No, you do not need a referral. Contact student services or go through the booking portal to make a booking.
Q. How often do I need to come to counselling?
A. This is an individual decision and is worked out with your counsellor.
Q. How many counselling sessions should I have?
A. The counselling team is able to offer brief focused counselling which is usually up to 8 sessions. If, however you do require further ongoing support your counsellor can help support you to refer to a longer term counselling support option.
Q. What sort of topics or experiences is suitable for a counselling session?
A. Any subjects or experiences, from an everyday concern to a unique circumstance or situation are suitable for a counselling session. The counselling team is there to help address any concerns that maybe affecting your studies on some level.
Q. How much will Counselling cost me?
A. Student Counselling on campus is a free service for all students.
Brisbane campus provides an accessible and inclusive environment for students with disabilities. We are committed to meeting our obligations outlined by the Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (DDA) and the Disability Standards for Education 2005.
We can provide academic support for current and prospective students who have an impairment, injury, illness, or health condition, whether permanent or temporary, that impacts their capacity to study.
We will work with you to develop a personalised action plan based on your needs so you can meet the inherent requirements of your course while maintaining as much academic independence as possible. We can help you:
Students who request disability related services or adjustments will be required, in a timely manner, to provide appropriate documentation from a qualified professional to the Course and Careers Advisor (for prospective students) or to the Student Services Team Leader (for current students). This documentation must outline:
a) the nature and expected duration of the disability or medical conditions
b) its functional impact on studies
c) recommendations as to adjustments and services required.
Please note that you will need to provide documents completed by a health professional that support your request for assistance. Health professionals include medical practitioners, psychologists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and psychiatrists. To make an appointment to discuss your needs please contact Customer Services.
You do not need to tell us that you have a disability. However, if you require assessment and/or study adjustments or other support services you will be required to disclose
(a) that you have a disability and/or medical condition (without necessarily naming the disability/ condition), and
(b) you will need to describe its impact on your studies.
We understand the confidential nature of the information you may need to disclose in relation to your medical condition or disability, and we respect the privacy of that information. With your consent, we may advise other University staff of the existence and nature of your disability or medical condition so they can assist in implementing any adjustments required.
We will not disclose information to any person outside the University without specific written consent unless we are required by law to provide information.
Brisbane campus acknowledges that students may be academically disadvantaged when unforeseen circumstances such as illness impair their ability to complete their assessment tasks by or on the due date. Our Assessment Policy sets out the process for applying for modified arrangements for assessment based on medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances.
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Contact The Wellbeing Clinic at Brisbane Campus on (07) 3270 1040 to make an appointment.