ANU Counselling is currently operating remotely and is offering appointments via Zoom.
As a part of our current remote service changes, we will be offering Next Day appointments, rather than Same Day appointments.
If you are on program leave or your enrolment has lapsed, you can contact us or check with your doctor for information on alternative options for counselling support.
ANU Counselling offers trauma counselling for students that have experienced sexual assault and/or sexual harassment during their time at university. Please inform the counsellor this is what you are seeking and your counsellor will discuss internal and external treatment options with you.
Introducing the ANU Wellbeing and Support Line - The ANU Wellbeing and Support Line is a phone service for all current students who are experiencing situational stress, emotional difficulties and mental health concerns. The service can also be used to provide debriefing support and assistance for student leaders. The ANU Wellbeing and Support Line works with ANU Counselling but is operational 24 hours a day. The ANU Wellbeing and Support Line will listen to the students' concerns and attempt to help the student develop coping strategies and ways to manage. Find out more, or contact the ANU Wellbeing and Support Line on 1300 050 327 (voice) or 0488 884 170 (text).
ANU Counselling offers two kinds of appointments to students.
Standard appointments (50mins)
These appointments are longer in duration to allow for thorough and tailored counselling support for each student. This allows time for the counsellor to hear about the issue you wish to address and to explore options for support.
To book a standard session you can:
- Telephone on 02 6178 0455
Please note that during peak times of year there may be a longer waiting period of several weeks for this appointment type.
Next-day appointments (20-25mins)
Each day we have short appointments available which can only be booked on the day prior to the appointment. This can be a good way for you to initially access counselling or if your concern cannot wait for a standard appointment booking. Due to the shorter duration, it is best if these appointments focus on one or two main issues so your counsellor can best assist you in this brief period. If further support is required, a standard appointment or additional resources can be arranged for follow-up.
To book a next day appointment, students can:
Please note, due to high demand, the appointments often fill quickly at the end of semester and during the exam period. We encourage you to try again another day should you miss out on the first attempt, and please advise our staff if you experience repeated issues obtaining an appointment.
Access & communication
Please notify our staff at the time of booking if you have particular access, mobility, communication, or other needs. Our service has access to the national Translation and Interpreting Service if needed, but bookings for this typically need to be arranged by our centre in advance to coincide with your appointment time.
Reminders and Cancellation Notices
Appointment reminders and cancellation notices are sent via email. ANU Student email will be the default email address used, please notify reception if you would prefer to have these sent to a different email address. Please check your email prior to 9am on the day of your appointment as you will be notified by email if your appointment has been cancelled.
ANU Counselling does not keep a wait list. Please refer to the above sections on booking appointments, particularly same-day appointments.