At JCU Brisbane, we offer individual counselling and personal coaching to students. This support can be delivered in person or online through video-conferencing.
At times people experience issues that cause distress, counselling can help to identify and work through these. Our qualified counsellor will help you clarify the problem, explore your alternatives and find solutions.
What does counselling offer?
- Individual counselling appointments
- Educational workshops (e.g. managing stress, bullying, homesickness)
- Support for academic issues
- Conflict resolution
- Critical Incident Stress Management
- Referral to other services as appropriate
What can counselling help with?
Your issues don’t have to be uni related, and they don’t have to be ‘major’. Some of the issues we deal with include:
- Managing stress
- Relationship issues
- Family issues
- Finding friends, social skills
- Grief and Loss
- Academic concerns
- Mental Health issues
- Trauma, abuse or violence
- The impacts of physical illness
- Homesickness and adjustment to life at uni
- Drug and alcohol use
- Self esteem
- Psychologist with Provisional Registration (AHPRA)
- Bachelor of Psychology with Honours (Griffith University)
- In progress: PhD in Organisational Psychology (Griffith University)
Nick has over a decade of experience in a variety of counselling, consulting and research-based roles, across commercial, government and not-for-profit sectors.
In the sphere of personal coaching, Nick has experience in empowering individuals to transform themselves and kick goals relating to gaining employment, increasing productivity, overcoming shyness, reducing conflict, increasing energy and more.
- Socialising and relationships
- Motivation and discipline
- Emotional resilience and stress management
- Career development
- Occupational health and wellbeing
- Organisational behaviour
- Personality and individual differences
- Recruitment, engagement and retention
Typically on-site Wednesdays & Fridays
Otherwise available via email
Phone: 07 3001 7895
Sandra Morris is in her final year of study in the Bachelor of Counselling with ACAP (Australian College of Applied Psychology). She is here to support students with issues that may arise for them by exploring alternatives and/or solutions while listening empathetically in a non-judgemental manner in confidence.
Sandra has had past counselling experience volunteering as a Lifeline telephone counsellor as well as working within a youth homelessness accommodation service supporting young people with a vast range of issues as well as gaining counselling skills through study and life experience.
She is available every Thursday on Level 2, Room 2 between 9am and 5pm until the end of August 2020.
Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to email Sandra.Morris@JCUB.edu.au or call 3001 7895.
Below is a list of useful mediation audio that the student counselling service recommends. The following mindfulness meditation by ABC Radio and Smiling Minds have been designed to support Uni Students.
Below is a list of useful mobile apps that the student counselling service recommends. They cover a range of personal help services, you can access at all times.
eheadspace is a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 – 25 or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.
RUOK is a suicide prevention charity that aims to start life-changing conversations.
Helpline (Princess Alexandra Hospital): 1300 642 255
Lifeline: 131 114
Beyond Blue: 1300 224 636
Suicide Call Back: 1300 659 467
Brisbane Sexual Assault Services (Royal Brisbane & Women’s Hospital): 3636 5206
Men’s Line Australia (Supporting men with family and relationship issues): 1300 789 978
Tenants Queensland: 1300 774 263
Homeless Hotline: 1800 474 753
Allianz Global Assistance Overseas Student Health Cover: 13 67 42
Student Assistance Helpline: 1800 994 989