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Student counselling services

If you’re struggling with personal or social issues, know that you don’t ever have to go through it alone.

Counselling support services

At Deakin College, we are committed to providing support and advice to help you reach your full potential while you study with us.

Book an appointment (Deakin College students only)

Student counselling support services

How can counselling help?

Our experienced counsellor provides free, confidential, short-term professional counselling support to currently enrolled students, to address issues that may be affecting their studies and life. This support includes counselling, information, advice, and referral for academic and personal issues.

Counselling can help you:

  • Develop a better understanding of your concerns so that you can deal with them better
  • By offering different perspectives and help you think of creative solutions to problems
  • Develop new skills to manage personal and educational issues. Sharing your thoughts and feelings with someone not personally involved in your life can bring enormous relief

We offer:

  • Counselling – in person, by phone, online or by email
  • Information and advice – in person, by phone, or by email
  • Limited same-day appointment bookings
  • Referral to counselling services in your area for long term or specialised counselling

Are you concerned about another student?

If you are concerned about a student in distress or with severe difficulties, you are able to speak with our counsellor for advice and support.

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Meet the Deakin College counsellor – Brittany Adams

Contact us

Deakin College Counsellor bookings: Book here


Phone: +61 434 839 088

If you require general student welfare support, please email:



(If you are a Deakin University student, please visit the Deakin University website)


Let us know if you need to reschedule or cancel

If you can’t make a scheduled appointment, please contact to reschedule, or cancel ASAP. The counselling service is often in high demand and that appointment can be offered to another student on the waiting list.

Other telephone and counselling services

For immediate emergency help

Our counselling service is not a 24-hour service for students in crisis. If you are feeling suicidal, experiencing a crisis or in need of immediate help, contact these 24/7 services for help immediately or go to your closest local hospital:

Lifeline (all ages)

  • Telephone counselling 13 11 14 (Open 24 hours 7 days a week)
  • Support Chat (Open 7 pm – 4 am 7 days a week)
  • Lifeline’s 24/7 crisis support services can be accessed through the free Translating and Interpreting Service on 131 450. The caller should then ask to talk to Lifeline on 13 11 14 in the language required.

1800Respect: Sexual Assault & Family/Partner Violence Crisis Counselling (all ages)

  • Telephone Counselling 1800 737 732 (Open 24 hours 7 days a week)
  • Online Counselling (Open 24 hours 7 days a week)

Beyond Blue (all ages)

  • Telephone Counselling 1300 22 4636 (Open 24 hours 7 days a week)
  • Chat (Open 3 pm – 12 am 7 days a week)

Headspace (for ages 12 – 25)

  • Telephone counselling 1800 650 890 (Open 9 am – 1 am 7 days a week)
  • Chat (Open 9 am – 1 am 7 days a week)

Need immediate assistance?

Visit our crisis support page for emergency resources and advice.

Go to crisis support
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