Student Psychologist

The student psychologists help students with personal and/or study related mental health problems. Visiting the student psychologists is free of charge and all contact between students and student psychologists is treated confidentially.

WUR student psychologists offer short-term guidance (up to approximately 5 meetings) to students with light and singular psychological problems. Therefore, we speak of guidance instead of treatment.

Students with more severe and/or complex psychological problems, with a higher risk profile, will be referred to the GGZ through the general practitioner.

Student psychologists work conform the professional code of the NIP (Nederlands Instituut voor Psychologen). This guarantees the quality and integrity of our student psychologists. We also use intervision within the team of psychologists to help and learn from each other.

Do you want to make an appointment with one of the student psychologists, please fill out this form. Soon after submitting the form, we will get in touch with you.

Link to Registration form

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When to turn to Student Psychologists?

Personal problems

The psychologist offers help with all kind of personal problems such as: depression related complaints, stress, negative self image, anxiety, trauma, homesickness, loneliness, mourning, substance abuse and more.

The student psychologists can offer three types of support:

  • brief consultation (by telephone, 15 minutes) if you are not sure where to turn to you can always ask for our advise or to discuss what might be a suitable path to find answers to your questions
  • intake with the psychologists (online or face to face, +- 60 min) to be advised on what steps to take to find solutions to your problems (e.g. an internal referral for individual sessions or group participation, or an external referral for treatment).
    Possibly you will have one or several personal meetings with the psychologist.
  • group training on specific topics

All consultations are confidential.

To get in touch with the student psychologists we kindly ask you to fill out the registration form. In this form you can choose for support either via a brief consultation or via an intake.
After submitting the form you’ll receive an invitation from the first available psychologist.

In case you are experiencing study related problems like lack of motivation, please turn to your study advisor first. Moreover, please have a look at the Student Training & Support webpages to see wether any training or masterclass might be relevant for you. Depending on your question, it might be advisable to contact the student dean.

When to turn to the study advisor ?

In case you are experiencing problems like discipline or motivaton to study, fear of failure, concentration, planning, etc.

When to turn to Student Training & Support ?

Here you will find a broad range of trainings and masterclasses about study skills and well-being amongs others.

When to turn to the student dean ?

The student deans advise and assist you with questions concerning areas such as studying with a disability, study delay due to special circumstances and financial matters.

COVID-19 meaures

For both your and our safety, we ask you to take all the necessary precautions as advised by the RIVM. If you have a face-to-face appointment and you cannot attend it due to COVID-19 we always can swith to an online consult. For the same precautions some of our psychologists have decided to stay at and work from home. However they are still available for counselling. There are several options for consultation, for example by phone or skype. You can decide what works best for you.