Study Counselling Psychologist

The Student Counselling Psychologist offers special guidance and counselling in questions related to learning, studying, life management and wellbeing.

The sessions with the Study Counselling Psychologist are confidential and last 45-60 minutes. The service is free of charge for the University of Oulu students.

The objectives for the sessions will be agreed upon during the first session. There are usually 1-5 sessions per student.

When should I contact the Study Counselling Psychologist?

You can contact the Study Counselling Psychologist about things that have to do with learning and study related problems, when no other guidance or student advising have solved them. These can be e.g:

  • Continuing studies that have come to a standstill, problems with progressing in studies
  • Study-related self-confidence
  • Motivation issues
  • Coping with stress and tension
  • Returning to studies after a long break
  • Other issues related to learning, such as exam or thesis anxiety, time management, learning disabilities, problems with writing processes
  • Accessibility issues: form 'Application for special study arrangements' can be found from Forms page.

The goal of an individual session is:

  • To clarify the student's overall life situation
  • To develop studying skills
  • To increase student’s activity
  • To discover new patterns for thinking and acting

Contact information

Study Psychologist Pia Partanen

Reception at Linnanmaa: Opintokatu, Door G2, 2nd floor, room KE233
Walk-in service on Mondays at 9-11 am. For other times please make an appointment request. N.B. Walk-in cancelled on June 6th 2018!

Reception at Kontinkangas on Thursdays 8.2., 15.3., 12.4. and 17.5.: Aapistie 7A, R floor, room K008
Walk-in service at 8.30-10am. For other times please make an appointment request.

Study Psychologist Trainee Hilla Marin

Reception at Linnanmaa: Opintokatu, Door G2, 2nd floor, room KE232-2
Walk-in service on Wednesdays at 1-3 pm. For other times please make an appointment request.

Reception at Kontinkangas on Thursdays 1.3. and 3.5.: Aapistie 7A, R floor, room K008
Walk-in service at 8.30-10am. For other times please make an appointment request.

You can make an appointment request by filling in an online form. Explain briefly what your situation is and what kind of counselling you need.

Contact also your tutor teacher for study related guidance and councelling.

For other than study related issues, please contact the Finnish Student Health Services (FSHS) for an appointment.

Other options for acute help:

Oulun kriisikeskus (Oulu Crisis Center) offers short term counselling and guidance in crises for anyone living or staying in Finland. Call 044 3690 500 between 9am-2pm for an appointment.

The National Crisis Hotline. Discuss your thoughts, feelings and situation in life with a worker or a trained volunteer over the phone. Call 010195202 Mon-Fri 9am-6am, Sat 3pm-6am, Sun 3pm-10pm.

Oulu University Hospital: for acute psychiatric help call 08 315 2655.

 

Last updated: 11.5.2018