Counselling Services


Bookings and Enquiries

Lismore and Gold Coast: (02) 6626 9300
Coffs Harbour: (02) 6659 3263 (if no answer, please send an email)
Email: counselling@scu.edu.au

After-hours Crisis Counselling:

Phone: 1300 782 676
SMS: 0488 884 143 (for text chat)

How can counselling help?

Students often use the Counselling Service when they want to talk about adjusting to university, coping with homesickness, managing study pressures, reducing stress, overcoming procrastination, managing health issues, dealing with relationship or family problems.

Counsellors encourage academic success and assist students to increase their enjoyment of study and University life, by helping reduce the effects of stress and anxiety caused by study, personal or family pressures.

Services available

Counsellors are located at Lismore, Gold Coast, and Coffs Harbour offering free and confidential assistance for all students. This support includes counselling, information, advice, and referral for academic and personal issues.

We offer:

  • Counselling — in person, by phone, Zoom or email
  • Information and advice — in person, by phone, or e-mail
  • Limited same day appointment bookings
  • Referral to counselling services in your area for long term or specialised counselling
  • Group Programs
  • Self-help / tip sheets

Are you concerned about another student?

If you are concerned about a student in distress or with severe difficulties, you are able to speak with a Counsellor for advice and support.

Support letters for special consideration

The primary role of the Counselling Service is to provide counselling to students. Support letters for Special Consideration applications may be provided at the Counsellor’s discretion, only if the student has received substantial counselling as a client of the service. Counselling appointments cannot be made to obtain letters to support Special Consideration applications for non-health reasons and/or if you are a new client of the counselling service. See Special Consideration for Assessment or Exam for alternatives.


Email counselling@scu.edu.au and we’ll get back to you!

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