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Counselling Service

The aim of our counselling service is to help you feel relaxed, refreshed and fully equipped to complete your studies. It is accessible to all Australian based students.


Meet your counsellor Vanessa

Hi there! I'm Vanessa, one of your campus counsellors. The goal of our counselling team is to help you have a smooth and positive learning experience. You can come and chat with us about anything, such as:

  • Adjusting to study demands
  • Transitioning to life in a new country
  • Stress, anxiety and depression
  • Work-related problems
  • Family and relationship difficulties

Feel free to shoot an email to our team at any time:

Book an appointment

Frequently asked questions about counselling

Counselling FAQs

Q. Is the counselling service available for me?
A. Yes, if you are a current Australian based student of Laureate Australia.

Q. Do I need a referral?
 No, you do not need a referral. Contact your campus counsellor or click the button above to make an appointment.



Q. How often do I need to come to counselling?
 This is an individual decision and is worked out with your counsellor.

Q. How many counselling sessions should I have?

 The counselling team is able to offer brief focused counselling which is usually up to 12 sessions. If, however, you require further ongoing support your counsellor can refer you to a longer term counselling support option.


Q. How much will counselling cost me?
 Student counselling on campus is a free service for all students.

Q. What sort of topics or experiences are suitable for discussing in a counselling session?

 Any subjects or experiences, from an everyday concern to a unique circumstance or situation are suitable for a counselling session. The counselling team is here to help address any concerns that maybe affecting your studies on some level.


Common reasons why people seek out counselling include:

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Time management difficulties
  • Illness, grief and loss
  • Life transition and adjustment issues
  • Personal growth and understanding
  • Addictive behaviours
  • Sexuality and sexual identity
  • Anxiety, stress or other coping with other feelings
  • Loneliness
  • Violence and abuse in a relationship

Counselling Feedback

Have feedback?

If you've used our counselling service and would like to provide some feedback, we'd love to hear from you!

Click here to fill out a feedback form

Wellbeing Centre

You can get access to affordable massage and natural health services at our campus clinic in Fitzroy.

All students can receive $10 services such as:

  • clinical myotherapy
  • relaxation and remedial massages
  • naturopathy
  • acupuncture
  • and much more! 

Check this link out for more information and head over to Southern School of Natural Therapies: 

45 Victoria Street

Fitzroy VIC 3065

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Book a counselling appointment

You can book a confidential, free counselling session by clicking here:

Book an appointment

7 ways to ease an anxious mind

We've all experienced anxious thoughts at some point. But, we rarely take time to actually stop and do something to ease our anxieties. Here are some tips: 

7 ways to ease an anxious mind


Mood Mission

Check out this amazing iPhone app designed to assist you with managing anxiety, stress and low moods.

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