Psychological counseling is tailored to the students' environment: We are well acquainted with the difficulties that can arise in students’ everyday life. We support you in finding a way out and rediscovering your abilities and strengths. Our counseling services are completely confidential.
The most common form of counseling is still a one-on-one interview between a counselor and the person seeking advice.
Couples can also receive counseling if at least one of them is studying. However we ask you not to bring another person with you spontaneously, please inform us in advance. Our consultants will need time to adjust to the somewhat different consulting situation.
If you are still hesitating to speak directly with someone or prefer to remain - for the time being - anonymous, you can also choose the online consulting route.
In addition, we regularly offer courses and workshops for which you can register. Some of these courses require a personal preliminary talk.
A one-on-one consultation usually takes 50 minutes.
We generally start by clarifying the issue that you want to work on. This includes, for example, the reason for the consultation, expectations and wishes for the consultation, goals, etc., but also questions about previous attempts at a solution or whether there are any previous experiences with consultation or therapy.
Then we decide whether there should be continued sessions or whether psychotherapy is appropriate. We also provide support in the search for a therapist.
The following experts belong to the psychological counselling team:
We attach great importance to a high standard of counseling and the qualifications of the people who offer psychological counseling. The designation "psychological consultant" is not a legal term in Germany.
All our psychological consultants are therefore either licensed "to practice medicine in the field of psychotherapy" according to §1 HPG (Heilpraktikergesetz) or licensed as psychological psychotherapists (PPT). However, we do not carry out any psychotherapeutic processes in our counseling center, we offer general counseling.
The first five counseling appointments are free of charge. Should more appointments be necessary, we charge a fee of 2.50 euros per session.
We charge a small fee for course offerings.
There is no general upper limit for us. The extent and frequency of the consultation dates depend on your needs and our capacities.
Yes, in addition to our counseling center on Luxemburger Straße, we also offer consultation by appointment at the TH Köln.
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Technical University (TH) Cologne
Telephone consultation hour on the Campus Deutz
Tuesday 12:00 - 1:00 pm
During the semester break
Consultations only by appointment by telephone.
Tel. 0172 7284 904
You do not need a health insurance card: our work is largely financed by your semester fees. We do not bill through health insurance companies.
Here you will find important contact points for finding psychotherapy.
Federal Chamber of Psychotherapists (Bundespsychotherapeutenkammer)
North Rhine Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians (Kassenärztlichen Vereinigung Nordrhein)
Your own health insurance
We are available for you by phone, mail or via our online counseling in our Online-Chat. Since June 01, 2022, we no longer do 3G checks when entering our counseling center. Masks (OP or FFP2) are required for counselors and counselors in contact with each other in the hallway, waiting area, etc. up to the counseling room. In the counseling session, counselors and clients decide individually whether to counsel with or without masks (on both sides or on one side).
Generally, the initial situation is that the mask is required. The decision not to use the mask is discussed during the consultation. Therefore, counseling seekers must first be prepared for the fact that counseling will take place with a mask. We also accept a simple surgical mask as a facilitator.
Office - Appointments & Workshop Application
Luxemburger Straße 181 – 183
Tel. 0221 168 815 - 0
Mon – Fri from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Mon – Thu from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm and 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Fri 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
You can make appointments for single and group consultation via our online consultation platform "BeraNet". Ask questions and find answers! The platform is safe, for free and gets you into contact with our psychological consultants.