Counselling Services

Counselling Service

University Counsellors offer free and confidential counselling to students who want to talk through and change areas of difficulty, conflict or crisis in their lives.

University Counsellors can deal with a wide range of personal difficulties such as: 

  • feeling stressed, anxious or depressed
  • wanting to become more confident and assertive
  • family and relationship conflicts
  • grief and bereavement
  • alcohol and other drug problems
  • harassment
  • emotional stresses associated with study or work
  • adjustment to life changes and study

Dr Nadezhda Kurukulasuriya, a qualified clinical psychologist, is the counsellor on the Southern Sydney campus who offers face to face appointments with students each fortnight (usually on a Thursday, however this may vary) or phone appointments by arrangement.  Students can view the Counsellor's days on campus for Autumn 2018 session via this link.

To make an appointment to see Nadezhda you can email her directly at or phone UOW Counselling on (02) 4221 3445, please be sure to mention you are studying at the Southern Sydney campus (1300 303 455 will reach this number for the cost of a local call).

Further information about the UOW student counselling services may also be found on the UOW Counselling Services Website.

For staff seeking access to confidential counselling services, staff counselling is available 24/7 via the UOW Employment Assistance Program (EAP) on 1300 361 008. Further information may be found on the UOW staff website.


Last reviewed: 12 February, 2018