Welcome to the Macquarie University Counselling Service!
The Counselling Service represents a commitment of Macquarie University to the provision of appropriate services to assist students and staff to be effective and successful.
The Counselling Service aims to assist students with matters which may prevent successful completion of their studies. To this end the staff of the Counselling Service are highly trained professionals who provide to students individual and group programs which address potentially disruptive issues.
The Counselling Service provides you with an accessible, FREE and effective professional resource for students who are facing emotional problems.
The Counselling Service provides general counselling to undergraduate, postgraduate, local and international students enrolled at Macquarie University.
What sort of problems can the counselling service help address?
There is no list of acceptable issues to bring to counselling/therapy sessions. Students come to counselling for a wide variety of reasons and at different stages of experiencing difficulties. You may not even be sure why you are coming.
Most personal, emotional, relationship or identity problems can be helped through attendance at counselling - this includes anxiety, stress and depression; family and/or relationship difficulties, sexual problems and identity issues. The Counselling service can also help with other issues such as: adjusting to a new culture, dealing with dilemmas, grief, making difficult decisions or choices, as well as more specific problems such as eating problems, dealing with a chronic illness, responses to trauma, or addictions.
Remember - please come sooner rather than later.
Monday - Friday
8:00am - 6:00pm
The Counselling Service is closed on public holidays and over the Christmas break from 25th December until the first working day following the New Year.
We are located in the Lincoln Building, Level 2, C8A, Macquarie University.
Please see the campus map here.
Phone: +61 (02) 9850 7497 or (02) 9850 7498
Enquiries by telephone can be made Monday - Friday between 8:00am - 6:00pm.
Please note: emails will be responded to within business hours. If your matter requires urgent attention, please contact one of the 24 hour emergency services listed here.
The information on this website is intended as a general summary only and should not be relied upon by any person as a substitute for professional assessment, advice, counselling or treatment. Trained professionals in the University Counselling Service are available to provide these services to students and staff of the University. The University accepts no liability for any loss or damage suffered by a person relying on information on this website or any other to which it is linked.