Welcome to the Students' Counseling Center
of University of Crete

Personal and group counseling for undergraduate and post graduate students
that go through personal or educational issues.

Support services for students with special needs

The Students' Counseling Center develops special programs and actions that provide disabled students
better adaptation in the academic environment and equal access to their studies.

Counseling and Psychological Support Hotline

Become a volunteer

Are you student of UoC that has free time and is interested in helping people in need but you don't know how?

Due to Covid-19 the voluntary actions have been suspended.

Services provided by the
Students' Counseling Center
of UoC

Personal & Group Counseling

Counseling includes helping people make needed changes in ways of thinking, feeling, and behaving, and is a goal-based collaborative process, involving a non-judgmental, supportive counselor who works with students (undergraduates & postgraduates) individually or in groups (5-15 people) in telling their stories, setting viable goals, and developing strategies and plans necessary to accomplish these goals.



Support Services for Disabled Students

A disability is any condition which makes it more difficult for a person to do certain activities or interact with the world around them. These conditions, or impairments, may be cognitive, developmental, intellectual, mental, physical, sensory, or a combination of multiple factors.

At our counseling center we use all available means so that students with disabilities can best meet the requirements of their studies.

Volunteering


Organizing and implementing volunteering programs in the university or the wider community.

Why Volunteer?

  • Volunteering is important for a sense of purpose
  • Meeting new people with the same ideals as you
  • Being useful to the community and having fun at the same time
  • Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience

About Us

The Student Counseling Center was established by a decision of the Senate (166th / 24-05-02) and has been operating since September 2003.

More specific issues related to the operation and the code of ethics of the Center are regulated by its Internal Rules of Operation, which were approved by the Senate of the institution.

There are two branches of the Center, one in Rethymno and one in Heraklion.

The Center is staffed by psychologists and permanent administrative staff and is supervised by a five-member Scientific Committee, while administratively it belongs to the Rector's Office of the institution.

In order to achieve its goals, when necessary, the Student Counseling Center seeks the cooperation of academic advisors and other services of the institution. It also collaborates with the public health services of the cities of Rethymno, Heraklion and with external scientific collaborators.

The main goal of the Student Counseling Center is to provide the following services:

1. To offer individual and group counseling and support to students who face occasional difficulties in developmental, personal and educational issues and adaptation problems.

2. To offer services in the field of prevention by helping students to utilize their abilities, in their academic and personal space.

Programs should be designed to help students develop: self-awareness, self-efficacy, self-control, career activism, and interpersonal relationships. Preventive interventions can take the form of group thematic interventions in places such as dormitories or student hangouts, or in the form of printed or electronic information on various topics ...

  • To support students to get to know themselves better and to meet their developmental needs in the best possible way, through the cultivation of academic, emotional and interpersonal skills.
  • To offer individual and group psychological support services to students who face occasional difficulties in developmental, personal and educational issues. Indicatively, the cases are mentioned:
    • difficulty adjusting to a new lifestyle,
    • difficulties in friendship, family or love relationships
      problems of loneliness, anxiety, psychosomatic symptoms or sleep disorders
    • time management problems, decision making, inability to concentrate, reduced efficiency, lack of interest.
  • To contribute to the field of prevention through information programs (writing and distribution of brochures, speeches, etc.)
  • Assist in the effort of active involvement of students in the community, by creating groups of volunteers and holding a forum to raise awareness of students and members of the wider community on social issues.
  • To develop initiatives and programs for the better adaptation of students with disabilities to the university environment and their equal access to academic studies.
  • To conduct studies and develop a variety of activities aimed at improving the quality of life of students as well as highlighting and addressing general problems.

530

Students' Counseling


325

Support Services for Disabled Students


120

Voluntary Actions


Our Team

  • Scientific Committee
    Akis Giovazolias

    Akis
    Giovazolias

    Chairman

    Assoc. Professor of the Department of Psychology, UoC





    28310-77520

    giovazot_AT_uoc.gr

    Panagiotis Bitsios

    Panagiotis
    Bitsios

    Director

    Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral,Sciences,

    Medical School, UoC




    2810-394610

    pbitsios_ΑΤ_med.uoc.gr

    Katerina Koutra

    Katerina
    Koutra

    Member

    Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology,

    Department of Psychology, UoC



    28310-77578

    kkoutra_ΑΤ_uoc.gr

    George Manolitsis

    George Manolitsis

    Member

    Professor of

    Preschool Education






    28310-77665

    gmanolitsis_ΑΤ_edc.uoc.gr

    Angeliki Mouzaki

    Angeliki
    Mouzaki

    Member

    Associate Professor of the Department of

    Primary Education, UoC




    28310-77606

    amouzaki_ΑΤ_edc.uoc.gr

  • Members in Heraklion
    Archontaki Ariana

    Ariana
    Archontaki

    Member of
    student support group

    Sociologist,

    Support for students with disabilities


    2810-394880

    ariana_AT_uoc.gr

    Popi Vlastou

    Popi
    Vlastou

    Member of
    student support group

    Psychologist



    2810-393652

    k.vlastou_AT_uoc.gr

    Rania Kapellaki

    Rania
    Kapellaki

    Member of
    student support group

    Psychologist



    2810-394886

    kapellaki_AT_edu.uoc.gr

    Pepi Lygeroudi

    Pepi
    Lygeroudi

    Member of
    student support group

    Social Worker, Support for students with disabilities


    2810-393653

    p.lygeroydi_AT_uoc.gr

    Katerina Micheli

    Katerina
    Micheli

    Member of
    student support group

    Social Worker, Support for students with disabilities


    2810-393654

    a.micheli_AT_uoc.gr

  • Members in Rethymno
    Marina Kritikou

    Marina
    Kritikou

    Member of
    student support group

    Psychologist


    28310-77984

    m.kritikou_AT_uoc.gr

    Smargianaki Maria

    Maria Smargianaki

    Member of
    student support group

    Psychologist


    28310-77982

    mariasmargianaki_AT_uoc.gr

    Chamilaki Irini

    Irini
    Chamilaki

    Member of
    student support group

    Sociologist


    28310-77979

    chamilaki_AT_uoc.gr

Contact Us


Students' Counseling

University of Crete
Students' Center, Voutes, Heraklion

2810-394885/394886


Support Services for Students with Disabilities

University of Crete 
Students' Center, Voutes, Heraklion

2810-393653/394880

2810-394882


hskf_AT_edu.uoc.gr


The University Campus of Voutes in Heraklion can be reached by the bus lines "UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL" and "FORTH" starting from the Port and Heraklion Airport, through the main avenues of the city.

Students' Counseling & Support Services for Students with Disabilities

University of Crete,
Rethymno

28310-77979


rskf_AT_admin.uoc.gr


The French University Campus in Rethymno can be reached by the bus line "UNIVERSITY" starting from the Amari Junction, through the main avenue of the city.

Opening hours

The Student Counseling Center is open from Monday to Friday, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., except for public holidays.

During the Christmas and Easter holidays and in the months of July and August, there may be a change in the opening hours which is announced in time.

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