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Psychosocial counselling service for students

The psychosocial counselling service supports students and employees who are facing various problems (related to relationships, studies, etc.) and who want to address: 

  • (everyday) issues that they would like to talk through with someone,
  • distressing and unpleasant experiences,
  • what further steps they would like to take (related to a specific problem or life in general, independence, intimate relationships, etc.),
  • how to cope with painful experiences from the past,
  • difficulties in achieving goals, problems with motivation, how to take action, etc.
  • how to improve communication and relationships (with their partners, authority figures, parents, etc.), how to be more assertive, etc.

The psychosocial counselling service welcomes students who would like someone to help them think over various views, issues, and dilemmas, and who would like to gain clarity about their (future) professional work or about issues that arise during practical work, when visiting or facing various users and institutions (supervision, coaching).

Counselling is also available to anyone who is merely curious or would simply like to chat about themselves and receive some feedback.
 

Where and when?

The psychosocial counselling service for students and employees is available at three locations:

  • Faculty of Education (Tuesdays, 10:30–12:30, and Thursdays, 13:00–15:00) – room 405
  • Faculty of Health Sciences (Thursdays, 12:00–14:00) – room 110A
  • Faculty of Mathematics and Physics (Thursdays, 12:00–14:00) – in October in the conference room, as of November in room 424

The opening hours of the counselling service differ depending on certain individual cases, so be sure to check them beforehand. In exceptional cases, when access in person is difficult or impossible, or if you get sick, you can make arrangements to have a remote counselling session.

As a rule, you should choose the location that is closest to you, and a counsellor you have no other relationship with (e.g., this person is not your study colleague, relative, acquaintance, etc.).

 

About us

  • At the Faculty of Education, feel free to turn to one of the following counsellors: Nina Mešl (), Mojca Šeme (), Tadeja Kodele (), Alenka Kobolt (),  Julija Pelc (), Brina Ornik (), Maja Majcen () and Matej Vajda ()
     
  • At the Faculty of Health Sciences, the following counsellors are available: Simona Prosen (), Tatjana Verbnik Dobnikar (), Anja Gruden () and Alenka Kobolt ()
     
  • At the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics, you can talk to: Jana Rapuš Pavel (), Mija M. Klemenčič Rozman () and Tomaž Vec ()

Because the counsellors are trained in line with various specialist, counselling and (psycho)therapy schools, and have diverse experience in providing psychosocial assistance, we can assure you that they are able to adequately cover a wide spectrum of approaches and interventions, which students need in various life situations and contexts, and that they are able to recognise situations when someone needs to be referred to other professionals.

Once again: The psychosocial counselling service is intended to discuss even perfectly everyday, “ordinary” questions and concerns. Anyone coming to counselling will be able to do so in a completely unburdened manner, in peace, with a professional who will focus only on you. We can assure you we have the utmost respect for anonymity, discretion and confidentiality (meaning that everything you choose to discuss in the counselling service will remain between you and your counsellor).

 

How to reach us?

Email whomever you’d like to see and arrange a date that suits you both. Alternatively, you can simply come to the service’s opening hours. This is less advisable, as counsellors are often unavailable. In this case, you can at least set a date for your session. If you can’t come to the agreed-upon session, please inform the counsellor at least a few days before so that someone else might use your time slot.

If your health prevents you from coming to your counselling session or if the faculty is closed, you can arrange to talk to your counsellor via Skype, Zoom or a similar online communication system. We request, however, that you agree on your time slot, as well as the method and any conditions of counselling, beforehand, via email.

Head of the counselling service: Dr Tomaž Vec, specialist of psychological counseling

If you are in severe distress, please contact the emergency medical assistance at 112 or the Crisis Intervention Unit in Ljubljana, Grablovičeva 44a, at: +386 (0)1 5874 922, or the Centre for Outpatient Psychiatry, Njegoševa 4, Ljubljana, at: +386 (0)1 4750 685