The Student Counseling Center is a service of the University of Crete that offers to all students of the institution services that include:
The Students' Counseling Center operates in Heraklion, on the University Campus of Voutes, on the 1st floor of the Student Center for psychological support, as well as in the Administration II, 1st floor, for issues of Special Educational Needs, but also in Rethymno, on the University Campus, next to the Clinic .
The University Campus of Voutes in Heraklion is served by the bus lines "PAGNH" and "FORTH" starting from the Port and the Airport of Heraklion, through the main avenues of the city. On the campus of Voutes, the Counseling Center is housed on the 1st floor of the Student Center and the Administration II.
For access from the dormitories: The building facilities of the University of Crete on Knossos Avenue in Heraklion are served by the bus lines "KNOSOS" and "FORTETSA" starting from the Port of Heraklion through the main streets of the city.
The University Campus in Rethymno is served by the line "UNIVERSITY" starting from the Amari Junction, through the main avenue of the city.
The sessions with the students take place only after an appointment is made either by phone or after a visit to the Counseling Center, from Monday to Friday, 9:00 am until 2:00 p.m.
All undergraduate and postgraduate students of the University of Crete, regardless of whether or not they have disabilities, different abilities or requirements.
No ready-made advice or solutions are given at the Student Counseling Center. With the help of the Center's psychologists you can start a course of improvement and development of your personality.
You do not have to face any problems to contact the Students' Counseling Center. The Center also provides prevention and personal development services to students who want to cultivate their academic, emotional and interpersonal skills. These activities are group, experiential and educational.
In addition, the Center is making an effort to actively involve students in the wider community. This is done through the creation of action and volunteer groups but also by holding a forum to raise awareness of students and community members on social issues.
No. The services of the Students' Counseling Center are provided free of charge to all students of the University of Crete.
Difficulties, worries and concerns exist in the lives of all people. Each of us, depending on our experiences and adaptability, reacts differently and not always constructively in dealing with our problems. You can turn to the Center's psychologists for anything that worries, upsets or pressures you. It is worth taking some time to process what is happening to you. During the student years there are some personal concerns that often appear, such as:
A conversation with a friend can help you and psychologists can sometimes even encourage you to turn to your circle of friends. However, when you only turn to friends as your only support, some problems can arise such as e.g.
Psychologists have such training and support and their work is structured in such a way that they can deal with difficult situations.
Yes. The Students' Counseling Center operates independently of the Faculties and Departments. It is staffed by psychologists who adhere to the ethical principles of their profession to ensure their profession to ensure confidentiality both for your visit to the Center and for what is said during the meetings. The psychologists of the Student Counseling Center base their work on a strict code of ethics and ethics. From the first contact with you, they will inform you about the ethical principles concerning your personal privacy and the respect of your rights.
On the contrary, the thought "I have an issue that I need to address" is a sign of strength of character. Many people believe that they are strong by not asking for help while in reality they may not admit that they are facing difficulties. Asking for help often means that you have already taken the first difficult step towards solving a problem.
No, but certainly the counseling process and psychological support offer help to most people. That's why it's worth the effort. The psychologist will check with you if this service is right for you, otherwise he will recommend another service.
Dialogue, listening carefully, understanding and cooperation are the tools used by the psychologist to help students clearly define in their own words what is bothering them and how to deal with it. That is why the relationship between a psychologist and a student is crucial to help.
Through this professional relationship, the conditions are created for the change of behavior, personality, adaptability or the problems faced by the student. Some psychologists are more energetic, offering advice, suggestions for different ways to solve problems. Others, on the other hand, are less intrusive and let the process proceed at the pace of each student.
Counseling is a process that helps us understand, accept and process the personal issues that concern us. Through this process the emotional tensions are normalized and the change is facilitated.