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, Mandarin, and Cantonese (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 NUS Counselling Psychological Services (CPS). 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.

Cogmed Working Memory Training®

Cogmed Working Memory Training® is a computer-based intervention that is aimed at improving working memory. Working memory is the cognitive function responsible for keeping information online, manipulating it, and using it in your thinking. The standard Cogmed training consists of 25 training sessions done online, each 50 minutes long, for five weeks with five sessions every week. Variations to that protocol are also available. Each session consists of a selection of various tasks that target the different aspects of working memory. The training is done online at home, in school, or at work. This training is suitable for those with ADHD, learning challenges, and memory impairment.  Click here for more information.

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 Shee Wai for a referral form.  You may find the list of external panel of therapists here.


Have Questions?
Ho Shee Wai
Head, Counselling Centre

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: 06 November 2017