During college and graduate school years, students have several challenges and stresses to deal with, such as academic pressure, decision making, and taking up new roles and responsibilities. It is a period of life important to the discovery of one's identity, developing and maintaining relationships with important others, and frequently, students may need to deal with losses, handle new academic demands, and deal with their own differentness and how others perceive them.
The University of Cyprus provides counseling and psychological support services for all its students through the Office for Psychological Support. The primary aim of this service is to contribute to the personal development and well-being of students, so as to enable them to maximize their experience during the course of their studies. At the same time, skills, knowledge, and self-efficacy developed through the process of counseling and psychotherapy can empower students to deal with any personal or professional challenges they will come across after completing their studies.
Services are provided in a safe and confidential setting, where students can discuss freely any concerns they may have about handling difficult situations, emotions, and personal matters. Services are offered through short term individual counseling and psychotherapy sessions. Common concerns for students visiting the center include anxiety and stress, mood and depression, adjusting to academic life, relationships, losses such as grief or separation, as well as academic difficulties and personal or career decisions.
The Office for Psychological Support also organizes presentations, workshops, and discussions on current issues, launches prevention and sensitization campaigns on topics related to psychological health and well-being, and periodically publishes and disseminates relevant informative material. On its website, one can find self-help articles, self-evaluation and screening tools, informational material, as well as links to other voluntary or professional organizations where students can obtain information on specialized matters of interest to them.
All services offered by the Office for Psychological Support are provided free of charge for all students at the University of Cyprus.
To visit us:
To book an appointment, please contact the psychologist in charge
Meetings take place in a safe and confidential setting, at the University Campus
Anastasios Leventis Building, Ground Floor, Office N. 009 (see map)
Hours of operation:
September through May
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday: 8.00- 15.00 hrs
Tuesday 8.00-18.00 hrs
June through August
Monday-Friday: 8.00-15.00 hrs
Off hours appointments can be arranged for urgent matters.
Services are also provided by Trainee Psychologists in the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program at the University of Cyprus
Lectures, workshops, and events are often organized in collaboration with other Departments or Services and with youth groups and NGOs in the community.