The ECU Counselling Service provides a free, confidential service to all current ECU students residing in Australia* to address any personal issues that impact on your studies. The service offers short to medium-term counselling (6-10 sessions per calendar year).
Our counsellors have backgrounds in Psychology and Mental Health Nursing, and are skilled and experienced in helping people with a wide range of personal, psychological and study-related difficulties.
Counsellors can provide you with emotional support, help you understand the problems you have and assist you to find new solutions and new ways of coping. Sometimes, specialised support or treatment from other agencies may be required. If this needs to happen, your counsellor will discuss a referral with you.
You can talk to an ECU counsellor about anything that is causing you concern, such as:
Some initial tips for managing common student concerns are also available on our Tip Sheets page.
If you would like to make an appointment on any campus, please contact one of our numbers below. Our policy is that children are not allowed in counselling sessions, therefore if you do have children, we ask that you leave them with a friend/family member for your session.
|ECU Counselling Service reception|
Mount Lawley: 3.128
|Monday to Friday|
8:30am - 5:00pm
|(61 8) 9370 6706|
Please note that consent and privacy considerations mean that we must speak directly with you to arrange an appointment. We won't book appointments if another person, such as a friend, lecturer or a family member, calls on your behalf.
Please have a pen and your student number close by as our receptionist will ask you for your details. You will be contacted the day before to confirm your appointment. If you are unable to attend your appointment, please let us know as soon as possible. That way, we can offer the appointment to someone else.
*If you are an ECU Student residing overseas, we are unable to provide counselling services for legal reasons, however you can still make contact with ECU Counselling and we will endeavour to assist you to locate someone within your area that you can engage with.
**Please note that face to face counselling sessions at the Bunbury Campus are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays only.
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