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Psychosoziale Beratung für Studierende in Heidelberg

The psycho-social counseling for students (PCS) offers students expert counselling in all personal conflict situations, e.g.:

  • difficulties at work
  • exam stress
  • decision problems
  • relationship problems
  • contact difficulties
  • self-esteem issues
  • fears and personal obstacles
  • depressive moods
  • stressful life events

In addition, the PCS offers on a regular basis groups on different topics (such as studies-coaching, grief, transitions from inpatient stays etc.). Should there be need for psychotherapy, the PCS offers help in finding a suitable therapist.

You can also use the anonymous online counselling service.

Both counselling sessions and online counselling are strictly confidential. No fees are charged.


Students from the following educational institutes have access to psychosocial counselling for students (PCS):

  • University of Heidelberg
  • University of Education
  • Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg
  • Hochschule für Kirchenmusik Heidelberg
  • Technical Institute & Graduate Court Registrars' College Schwetzingen
  • Heilbronn University (incl. Künzelsau and Schwäbisch Hall campus)
  • Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Mosbach (incl. Bad Mergentheim campus)
  • Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University Heilbronn

Registration and appointments

To make an appointment, please contact the PCS office, preferrably by phone (0162 4920810). You can contact us during the following opening times:
Mo - Fr, 9:00 - 13:00

In urgent situations, you have the possibility to visit our open consultation, that takes place tuesdays, wednesdays and thursdays. To do that, please sign up personally at our office between 9:30 and 10:00 respectively. A single consultation will then take place, starting at 10:00.

Please note that we can only consult up to six students per day in our open consultation. The consultations will take place in the order in which the students for this day have signed up. Please have understanding, in case there are longer waiting times, or in situatios of higher demand - we ask you to seek an alternative consultation place or come to us on a different day.

Hotline: 0162 4920810 (Mo - Fr, 9.00 - 13.00 Uhr). E-Mail: pbs[at]stw.uni-heidelberg[dot]de

Currently there are no open consultation hours, appointments are possible only by arrangement.

Closed from 24.12.2020 until 03.01.2021 (inclusive).


Address

Heidelberg student union
Psychosocial counselling for students (PCS)
Gartenstraße 2
69115 Heidelberg
Email: pbs[at]stw.uni-heidelberg[dot]de
Tel.: 06221 54-3750
Mobil: 0162 4920810
Fax: 06221 54-3760


Online advice

Alongside a personal counselling session, you can also send questions relating to counselling to the PCS team.

We ask you to log in using your username and password. This is important for your security. For the purposes of data protection, we use the generally acknowledged SSL-Standard (Secure Socket Layer). In doing so, no information is sent as an email, but rather deposited directly in an individual post box. This provides maximum security and anonymity.

Please click on the following link for online counselling: www.pbsonline-heidelberg.de


Coaching group for students

Seeing your degree as a drag rather than as something to enjoy is part and parcel of 'normal' everyday life as a student. But sometimes this feeling turns into a real burden, which in turn demotivates you and gives you the feeling that you're no longer cut out for uni work.
Anybody who has developed behaviour or thinking patterns which hinder their work, like perfectionistic tendencies or putting off unpleasant work, can benefit from continual support and counselling. In a coaching group for students, it quickly becomes clear that you're not the only one who is experiencing difficulties. Using a clear plan, you can help each other get back on track and move forwards. The aim is to find a good work-life balance, which is often a real problem, so that you can combine an effective working strategy with a better quality of life.

The coaching group for students is lead by the qualified psychologist Marie Faber. Sessions take place once a week and participation is free. If you're interested, please contact the PCS office (Tel.: 06221 54-3750, Email: pbs[at]stw.uni-heidelberg[dot]de) and arrange a normal information interview.


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Head of the PCS

Dr. phil. Frank-Hagen Hofmann

Qualified psychologist
Psychotherapist


The PCS team

Angela Eichhorn

Office

Tel.: 06221 54-3750
Mobil: 0162 4920810
pbs[at]stw.uni-heidelberg[dot]de

Katrin Held

Qualified psychologist
Psychotherapist

Dr. phil. Michael Sperth

Qualified psychologist
Psychotherapist

Marie Faber

Qualified psychologist
Psychotherapist

Asimina Koutsoukou – Argyraki

Qualified psychologist

Dr. phil. Sarah Groß

Qualified psychologist
Psychotherapist

Julia Aghotor

Qualified psychologist

Volker Kreß

Qualified psychologist

Ann-Kathrin Born

M.Sc. psychologist

Benjamin Mayer

M.Sc. psychologist


Other contact points

Nightline - all night, all ears

The nightline is a telephone contact service by students, for students. Nightline gives callers the time and opportunity to talk about their concerns openly and anonymously, whether it be exam stress, relation problems or problems in a flat share.

You can contact the Nightline during term time from 21:00 to 2:00
Tel.: 06221 184708

Nightline Heidelberg e. V.
Post box 10 43 69
69033 Heidelberg

Email: nightline[at]uni-heidelberg[dot]de
Internet: www.nightline.uni-hd.de

 

Coaching for students, by students

The Psychosocial Counselling for Students (PCS) of the Heidelberg student union and the Institute of Psychology at the University of Heidelberg offers students of the university personal coaching in the form of confidential, individual talks.

The coaches are specially trained students in advanced semesters (usually studying psychology), and offer you counselling, information or personal support you with degree-related or personal problems (difficulties at the beginning/end of your degree, difficulties preparing papers or for exams, dissatisfaction with your course, etc.). Specific support services can be provided if needed. While coaching talks are free, you must be prepared to fill out anonymous questionnaires.

University of Heidelberg Institute of Psychology
Qualified psychologist Nicolai Jungk
Hauptstraße 47-51
69117 Heidelberg

Tel.: 06221 54-7377
Email: student2student-coaching[at]psychologie.uni-heidelberg[dot]de

 

Central studies consultation/Career Service

It doesn't matter if at the start, during or at the end of your studies - there are always new questions and concerns that arise during the different phases. The Heidelberg University supports you with seminars, personal consultations and events. This way you will not be left alone from the first-day orientation through the succesful studies until your entry into professional life.
You can make an appointment for a consultation over the info-telephone.

Contact over thelephone:
+49 (0) 62 21 / 54 54 54

Opening hours
Mo - Thu 9:00 - 16:00
Fr 9:00 - 13:00

www.uni-heidelberg.de/de/studium/service-beratung

Podcast of the central studies consultation/Career Service

 

Overview of the consultation offers in Heidelberg:

www.heidelberg.de/hd/HD/Leben/Beratung+in+allen+Lebenslagen.html


Psychosoziale Beratung für Studierende am Campus Heilbronn-Sontheim und am Bildungscampus

Volker Kreß
Qualified psychologist

Campus Sontheim: Robert-Bosch-Straße 3/1, 74081 Heilbronn

Bildungscampus: West, Building T, Room 1.36, 74076 Heilbronn

Appointments:

E-Mail: pbs.hn[at]stw.uni-heidelberg[dot]de

Tel.: 0173 5853171

Mon and Thu 9:30 – 16:30


Psychosoziale Beratung für Studierende am Campus Bad Mergentheim

Jasmin Westphal
Qualified psychologist

Diabetes-Klinik, Raum 2, 97980 Bad Mergentheim

Appointments:

E-Mail: pbs.dhbw-badmergentheim[at]stw.uni-heidelberg[dot]de


Psychosoziale Beratung für Studierende am Campus Künzelsau

Verena Sander
Qualified psychologist

Daimlerstraße 35, 74653 Künzelsau

Appointments:

Tel.: 07134 75-5421

Mon - Thu 9:00 - 12:00

E-Mail: v.sander[at]klinikum-weissenhof[dot]de


Psychosoziale Beratung für Studierende am Campus Mosbach

Dr. Frank-Hagen Hofmann
Qualified psychologist
Psychological psychotherapist

Oberer Mühlenweg 2 - 6, 74821 Mosbach

Appointments via E-Mail: pbs.dhbw-mosbach[at]stw.uni-heidelberg[dot]de


Psychosoziale Beratung für Studierende am Campus Schwäbisch Hall

Verena Sander
Qualified psychologist

Daimlerstraße 35, 74653 Künzelsau

Appointments:

Tel.: 07134 75-5421

Mon - Thu 9:00 - 12:00

E-Mail: v.sander[at]klinikum-weissenhof[dot]de


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