Counselling provides an opportunity for you to connect with a mental health professional who is trained to help you with your concerns.
Counsellors typically refrain from giving advice and listen carefully in order to better understand your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and to explore possibilities. Counselling is a process and its benefits occur over time. It is important for you to stay with the process, and to practise skills during and outside of sessions in order for change and growth to occur.
Counsellors at UCS abide by a strict confidentiality policy allowing you a safe space to share openly.
Exceptions to this practice occurs in cases of imminent threat to life, a court order, a written consent given by you, or when you are mandated by the University for an assessment.
Counselling services and programmes are provided free for all full time NUS students.