Often it’s great, but there can be tough times too
finding friends settling into a new environment difficulties with concentration new subjects, approaches, skills … family difficulties traumatic experiences
anxiety difficulty concentrating family tensions lack of motivation obsessive behaviour difficulty sleeping phobias relationship problems
depression social anxiety problem alcohol use eating disorders perfectionism addiction self-harm suicidal thoughts
The question is:
how severe? how persistent? impact on daily life?
Counsellors are different from friends and family • they are outside your daily life • will not judge, criticise or make assumptions • neutral • only source of information about you is you
You might need:
space to talk no pressure professional advice
understand yourself think things through acknowledge feelings work through them change negative patterns consider options make choices
It might make me worse
Does going to a counsellor mean I’m What a failure? would my I might friends get upset think?
I don’t want to be reminded of how bad I feel
Suppose I won’t know what to say? Maybe I won’t like the counsellor
I can sort my problems on my own
concerns when thinking about counselling
I feel ashamed of my problems
Once you start counselling it never ends
Counselling could get in the way of my studies
It’s like saying I’m weak
I don’t want to talk to a stranger
No-one can understand how I feel I really must be in a bad way
If I go to counselling will it all be sorted?
Coming to counselling takes courage it involves facing yourself Counselling is a commitment of time and energy Counselling is an investment in you
Student Counselling Service
Contact info: studentcounselling@ net.sote.hu One-to-one sessions: 45-50 minutes
Counseling records do NOT become part of your academic record Response within 48 hours after initial contact via e-mail Referral when necessary
Stepped care approach!
Counseling is available in ◦ Hungarian ◦ English ◦ German
Institute of Behavioral Sciences