Psychological and Counselling Services
You can access psychological and counselling services in a safe, professional environment to deal with any issues affecting your life or study.
We provide a confidential service that focuses on short-term therapy.
Why see a counsellor?
Sometimes, certain issues are hard to discuss with family, friends or work colleagues, and you may want an independent party to confide in. A professional counsellor can help you resolve problems and prevent future issues from developing.
If you’re in an emergency and need immediate help, visit the Emergencies and after hours help page.
Our Counselling and Clinical Psychologists are highly qualified and have a range of expertise to provide quality professional service to students.
Group programs and workshops
We offer free support in group settings on a range of topics including anxiety skills development, dealing with depression, ADHD support groups and a host of other topics.
Indigenous counselling services
Curtin offers specialised services for Indigenous students and staff.
Find out more about obtaining an official support letter for assessment extensions and more.
Access tailored self-help resources to support your wellbeing.
Make an appointment
We have services for Perth, Kalgoorlie, online and regional students.
You can book an appointment by calling (08) 9266 7850 or by visiting our reception on level two of Building 109.
Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 4.30pm
Note that there may be a waiting period of up to four weeks during our busy times of the year.
Monday to Thursday: 8.00am to 4.00pm
Friday: 8.00am to 3.00pm
If you’re a student who is new to the service or have not had an appointment in six months, please read the information about your initial appointment.
Curtin Kalgoorlie students can use internal or partnered external services in Kalgoorlie or use Curtin Perth campus counselling and wellbeing services depending on your needs and preferences.
- Student Wellbeing Advisor, Kalgoorlie: Building 701, Room 114 or phone on (08) 9088 6029
- Centrecare Kalgoorlie: 168 Egan St, (08) 9080 0333 or 1300 66 77 00
- Student Wellbeing Advisory Service, Curtin Perth: Call¯1800 244 043 (free call), email email@example.com, or visit the student wellbeing advisory service webpage.
- Psychological and Counselling Service, Curtin Perth: (08) 9266 7850
We offer a free, confidential counselling service to all enrolled regional students. The service can be provided face-to-face, online via Skype or over the phone – depending what is possible for you as the student. To arrange an appointment please call our reception on (08) 9266 7850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free face-to-face counselling services are available at the following locations:
- Margaret River
- Port Hedland
OUA and online students
You can access free and confidential appointments with professionally-qualified counsellors appointed through OUA. This short-term, solution-focused service can help you:
- Work through stresses relating to student life.
- Deal with study anxiety.
- Look after any health or welfare issues that are affecting your studies.
- Manage your work, study and life balance.
Your first step is to request an appointment by emailing email@example.com. Provide them with:
- Your name.
- Your OUA ID card number.
- Your best contact phone number.
Go to the OUA for more information about the services and requesting an appointment.
Curtin also offers a free, confidential counselling service to students who study online via direct enrolment at Curtin. The service is provided online through Zoom, a web or app-based video chat program, or via telephone – depending on what is easier and more convenient. In the case of Zoom, each client will receive a link for the session prior to their appointment.
To arrange an appointment please call our reception on +61 8 9266 7850 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Frequently asked questions
- Whilst waiting for an appointment with counselling, what support can I get?
- Do I need to have a mental health illness to see a counsellor?
- Is counselling available for international students?
- Do I have to go to triage for an appointment?
- Is it possible to see a counsellor of my own gender?
- What do I do if I need medication for a mental health issue?
- What support is available for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students on campus?