Counselling

Counselling Centre closure

The Counselling Centre will be closed on 29 Nov for a team retreat. For emergencies, you may consider the following:

  • Visit the University Counselling Services at the National University of Singapore (24-Hour Lifeline: +65 6516 7777)
  • Visit the National University Hospital Emergency services (24-Hour Hotline: +65 6772 5000)
  • Visit the Institute of Mental Health Emergency services (24-Hour Hotline: +65 6389 2222)

 

We are also closed from 10 Dec 2018 to 9 Jan 2019. We encourage you to use the winter break as a time for self, family and friends, and be refreshed for the coming year.  For emergencies, students spending their break in Singapore may consider the options above.  We encourage students who are overseas to seek mental health resources available in your area as needed.


 

Our Counselling Centre provides a whole range of services:

First-Year Welcome Briefing

Our Counselling team will meet all First-Year students during orientation within their RCA group to introduce Counselling’s Services and to answer any mental health related questions you may have.

On Campus Counselling

In a safe and confidential environment, our Counsellors/Psychologists provides free one-on-one face-to-face support through scheduled appointments in 1) our Counselling Centre or 2) NUS Counselling Psychological Services (CPS).

  1. All students are entitled to free counselling services in our Counselling Centre. Please click here to book an appointment. Currently, we are able to provide counselling in English and Mandarin (see write-up of our Therapists, here). Our service aims to help students with a wide range of personal, developmental, and academic-related problems, including, but not limited to: stress, transition and adjustment, anxiety, depression, relationships, alcohol and other drug use/abuse, self-esteem, family issues, body-image concerns, eating disorders, addictions, trauma, violence, and gender/sexual identity issues.
  2. All students are entitled to 8 free face-to-face counselling sessions in University Counselling Services (UCS). The average wait-time for an appointment is usually 2 weeks.  For emergency access, please get a referral from our Counselling Centre.

Group Counselling

From time to time, our therapists will conduct topic-specific group counselling sessions base on observed needs of our students.  Group counselling enables students to give and receive support from other with similar issues, gain understanding of problems and explore possible solutions, practice interpersonal skills in a safe group setting, learn more about how you come across to others, increase observation and feedback skills, enhance problem-solving skills, improve emotional expressiveness, decrease social isolation, and develop good communication skills.

Check this space for updates on group counselling sessions offered.  If you would like to receive notification about our group counselling sessions, please email us to be placed on our mailing list.  We also welcome any emailed suggestion on suitable topic for the group.

Psychiatric Services

Dr Clarice Hong Pei Hsia (MB BCh (Ireland), M Med (Psych), Dip (Psychotherapy), FAMS), psychiatrist, will be joining the Counselling Centre for a trial period from 4 September to 4 December 2018. She is in the Counselling Centre on Tuesday afternoons and appointments are only by referral from our therapists.

Service includes: Psychiatric Assessment, Diagnosis, Prescribing Medication

Referral to external panel of therapists

Students who have specialized needs can received a referral to see the external panel of therapists.  Students are entitled to 8 free face-to-face counselling sessions with the external panel of therapists. Please get a referral from one of the Counselling’s therapists.  If you do not currently have a therapist, please email for a time to see Zhengqin for a referral form.  You may find the list of external panel of therapists here.

 

Have Questions?
Goh Zhengqin
Head of Counselling

Contact with questions about mental health and counselling.

6601-5557

Counselling Centre

Phone
6601 5557 (Counselling Service)

Contact Us
counselling@yale-nus.edu.sg

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Address
Level 2 East Core
Yale-NUS College

Opening Hours
9am – 5pm
Monday to Friday

Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Update: 01 August 2018