Counselling services

How can we help?

You can book a private, confidential counselling session with a trained professional who can help you find solutions when personal circumstances interfere with your studies, including:

  • stress, depression and anxiety
  • self esteem and personal development
  • relationship and family issues
  • drug and alcohol use
  • grief, loss and adjustment difficulties
  • academic demands
  • university rules and procedures
  • problems with studying, such as procrastination and course issues.

Welfare issues

Welfare Officers are available to assist you with issues relating to:

  • Centrelink
  • accommodation
  • budgeting or tenancy
Welfare Officers can also refer you to other resources in the community.

Financial help

We can help you learn about the Student Financial Assistance Scheme, which provides loans for unanticipated study-related expenses.

You can also contact our Financial Helpline for financial advice and to find out about other useful resources. 

Counselling Services website

Self-help resources

What does it involve?

Counselling is a safe and non-judgmental helping relationship between you and a counsellor. It gives you the opportunity to work with a counsellor to better understand your feelings, behaviours, relationships and decisions. It also aims to enable you to:

  • learn new skills to cope better with problems
  • get clarity and perspective on what is happening
  • find support while recovering from some significant life event
  • identify options and make decisions.

Counsellors can provide expert advice on matters in their areas of specialisation and possess skills in therapeutic processes, including:

  • cognitive behaviour therapy
  • hypnosis
  • family therapy.

Cost

Free

Available for

  • Students

How long will it take

Full appointments (50 mins) must be booked in advance, and are the best way to get value from your counselling.  Waiting times can vary from 1-14 days.

Walk-in sessions are shorter (20 mins) and usually offered each day on a first-come, first-served basis. They are not suitable for lengthy counselling.

Contacts

Gardens Point

  • Phone: 3138 2383
  • Fax: 3138 4110
  • Level 3, X Block
    Gardens Point

  • Monday to Thursday 9am - 5pm
    Friday 8am - 4pm
  • Postal address:
    QUT Counselling Service
    GPO Box 2434
    Brisbane QLD 4001

Kelvin Grove

  • Phone: 3138 3488
  • Fax: 3138 3349
  • C Block
    Kelvin Grove

  • Monday to Thursday 9am - 5pm
    Friday 8am - 4pm
  • Postal address:
    QUT Counselling Service
    Victoria Park Road
    Kelvin Grove QLD 4059

Caboolture

  • Phone: 5316 7666
  • Fax: 5316 7421
  • Level 1, H Block
    Caboolture

  • Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

  • Postal address:
    QUT Counselling Services
    PO Box 1376
    Caboolture QLD 4510

Financial Helpline

Financial help and information.

  • Toll free: 1800 209 587

Welfare Officers

Make an appointment for help with managing money, Centrelink, and accessing financial assistance.

  • Phone:
    • Gardens Point: 3138 2383
    • Kelvin Grove: 3138 3488
    • Caboolture: 5316 7666
  • Email: welfare@qut.edu.au