Counselling Centre Universities of Bern
The Counselling Centre offers psychological counselling, coaching, information and workshops for students and teaching staff at Bern universities. The services are confidential and free.
The Centre provides students with counselling on issues such as difficulties with their studies, learning strategies, working methods, preparing for exams, handling stress and crisis situations, changing courses, starting work, relationships and personal development. Students looking for specific information about their degree programme should contact their Head of Degree Programme or Head of Division at the university. The Counselling Centre supports teaching staff with advice and coaching concerning the supervision of students, management and team development, career-related issues, conflicts and personal difficulties. Counselling and coaching sessions vary in length and are agreed on a case-by-case basis.
The Counselling Centre provides an extensive range of information. On its website, you will find the programme handbook for Bern University of Applied Sciences, a link portal (a collection of around 500 university-related web addresses, grouped by subject), extensive FAQs, tips on developing key skills (stress management, giving presentations, academic writing, learning, exams) and information about graduation, starting a career and student finances.
Every semester, the Centre holds workshops on subjects such as work management, learning methods, exam situations, stress management, presentations, academic writing and starting a career. Programmes and information are available on the Counselling Centre’s website.
The library at Erlachstrasse 17 in Bern specialises in literature on academic programmes, planning and structuring your studies and career options, as well as on psychological subjects such as personal development, relationships, team development, conflicts and adult education methodologies. The Counselling Centre’s online library regularly presents books on selected subject areas.
Mon 8 am–noon/1:30 pm–5 pm
Tues 8 am–noon/1:30 pm–5 pm
Wed 1:30 pm–5 pm
Thur 8 am–noon/1:30 pm–5 pm
Fri 8 am–noon/1:30 pm–4:30 pm
Call or visit the office to arrange an appointment. You can also email the Centre with your concerns or questions using the form provided. The Counselling Centre remains open during the semester holidays.