Counselling Centre Summer Operations Schedule

During the summer break (13 May to 4 August 2019), the Counselling Centre will operate with reduced hours to focus on initiatives for the next academic year. We encourage you to take time for yourself, family and friends, and to be refreshed for the coming semester.  For emergencies, you may consider the following:

  • Call University Counselling Services at the National University of Singapore (24-Hour Lifeline: +65 6516 7777)
  • Call Samaritans of Singapore (24-Hour Hotline: +65 1800 221 4444)
  • 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 encourage students who are overseas to seek mental health resources available in your area as needed.  Students on an official CIPE programme may use the resources of International SOS in case of an emergency, whether related to health, political unrest, natural disasters, or other conditions.  International SOS provides on-call professional medical advice and referrals to their partner clinics and hospitals worldwide. Visit for more information.

Welcome to Counselling@Yale-NUS

Our Commitment to You

Our team is committed to the highest quality of clinical services to promote the emotional, relational, and academic potential of all students. Understanding the struggles university students face, it is our goal to provide a confidential, non-judgmental atmosphere using a holistic and collaborative model of care.

We hope you find Counselling@Yale-NUS to be a friendly, helpful place that provides services to assist you as a successful student and a happy and healthy person.

Psychiatric Services

Dr Clarice Hong Pei Hsia (MB BCh (Ireland), M Med (Psych), Dip (Psychotherapy), FAMS), psychiatrist, is available for consultation from 4 September 2018 to 7 May 2019. She is in the Counselling Centre on Tuesday afternoons and appointments are only by referral from our therapists.

Services include: Psychiatric Assessment, Diagnosis, Prescribing Medication

Referral to University Counselling Services (UCS) at NUS

Students can receive up to 8 counselling sessions at University Counselling Services (UCS) in NUS.  For emergency access, kindly request a referral from our Yale-NUS Counselling Centre.

Students who are feeling distressed and /or cannot keep themselves safe may come to UCS for a same day appointment and a counsellor may see them for an assessment. UCS is open until 5.30pm from Monday to Thursday and 5.00pm on Friday.

The students may also call 24-hour Lifeline NUS at 6516 7777 in the event of a life-threatening psychological emergency.

Referral to external panel of therapists

Students who have specialized needs can be referred to see an external panel of therapists.  Each student can receive up to 8 free counselling sessions with an external therapist by referral from our centre.  If you wish to be referred, kindly email us to arrange a time with Zhengqin for a referral.  You may find the list of external therapists here.

Have Questions?
Goh Zhengqin
Head of Counselling

Contact with questions about mental health and counselling.


Counselling Centre

6601 5557 (Counselling Service)

Contact Us


Level 2 East Core
Yale-NUS College

Opening Hours
9am – 5pm
Monday to Friday

Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Public Holidays

Update: 11 January 2019