At Sarina Russo Institute we offer FREE individual counselling to students. At times people experience issues that cause distress, counselling can help to identify and work through these. We are committed to your independence and aim to help you find the most appropriate solution for your situation. Students see us for help with issues including their relationships, mental health and study-related concerns.

For a confidential appointment please contact our student counsellor

This includes:

  • Individual counselling appointments
  • Educational workshops (e.g. managing stress, bullying, homesickness)
  • Support for academic issues
  • Conflict resolution
  • Critical incident stress management
  • Referral to other services as appropriate


What can counselling help with?
Almost anything!
Your issues don’t have to be study-related, and they don’t have to be ‘major’. Some of the issues we deal with include:

  • Managing stress
  • Relationship issues
  • Family issues
  • Finding friends, social skills
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Grief and loss
  • Mental health issues
  • Trauma, abuse or violence
  • The impacts of physical illness
  • Anger
  • Homesickness and adjustment to life at uni
  • Sexuality
  • Drug and alcohol use
  • Self esteem