The University of Warsaw opened its Psychological Counselling Centre. UW students and employees can get there psychological support. The centre also provides psychoeducation and diagnosis.
– Our university has been eliminating obstacles for many years. Psychological problems belong to these barriers – said Prof. Jolanta Choińska-Mika, Vice-Rector for Student Affairs and Quality of Teaching, during the ceremony of opening of the unit. – We are a community and we want to help each other.
The Psychological Counselling Centre of UW provides professional counselling services for students and employees of the University of Warsaw. It offers short-term help, not a therapy.
The centre is located on the first and second floor at the Faculty of Physics (Pasteura Street 7). There are rooms where consultations and group meetings take place. There is also a registration office. – The centre provides support, diagnosis, psychoeducation, and crisis intervention – said Dr. Szymon Chrząstowski, the head of Psychological Counselling Centre. – Consultations have individual character. Each student is entitled to have three individual meetings in a semester.
UW provides support also for employees.
– Following the example of other university centres, we offer walk-in clinic, a very short consultation in an emergency situation. Students can come to us without prior registration. This service will last about 20 minutes – stressed Dr. Chrząstowski.
The psychologists working in the centre are experienced. Therapists guarantee confidentiality. All services are free of charge. The centre will also provide, in cooperation with the UW Office for Persons with Disabilities, initial diagnosis for people who have psychological problems.
In this year, it will be possible to get help via Skype. It is dedicated to students and employees of UW who stay abroad, are in hospitals, or are not able to leave their apartments.
The centre is open from Monday to Thursday: 9.00-18.00, and on Friday: 9.00-16.00.