Advice and support in difficult situations


Our employees are here to support you in difficult life and study situations.

In our counseling center, we do not offer you psychotherapeutic treatment, but we will inform you about the steps you may need to take in order to start a desired therapy.

  • Problems with your studies

    We accompany you in developing new strategies and ways out of excessive demands and loss of motivation, e.g. exam anxiety, pressure to achieve, or coping with assignments and deadlines.

  • Conflicts with parents, partners or friends

    We use psychological understanding to illuminate various aspects of your situation. In doing so, we adopt new perspectives in order to develop individually coherent options for action.

  • Emotional issues, self-doubt or anxiety about the future

    We offer help in coping with emotionally stressful life situations and strengthening your individual resources.


By the way: We also give advice on social and financial issues.


  • Who can get advice?

    No matter what kind of problem you are dealing with, our advice service is open to all students at the University of Duisburg-Essen, the Folkwang University of the Arts and the Ruhr West University of Applied Sciences.

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  • Is the consultation confidential and free of charge?

    Yes, our advice is free of charge and subject to confidentiality. The last of course applies to universities, all authorities and other third parties.

  • How do I make an appointment?

    We will advise you by phone, video and on site. Here you can book your appointment for a free and confidential advice.

    In addition, you can make an appointment with us via e-mail or telephone.

    Open telephone consultation
    Spontaneous, without appointment: Every Thursday from 11:00 am - 01:00 pm we have an open ear for your issues.

  • How soon can I get an appointment?

    Various appointments are available every Thursday for an initial contact: Make an appointment

    Of course, you can also make an individual appointment by e-mail or telephone: all contact options at a glance

  • How is a consultation held?

    At the beginning of each consultation, we clarify your concerns together and consultation goals. We support you with current problems and help you to sort out your situation and, if necessary, to reorient yourself.

    If it is a video advice, we will send you all the necessary information and access data in advance. Please feel free to contact the consulting team if you have any questions.

  • What happens after the first consultation?

    Further appointments serve to work on your consulting goals. The number of counseling appointments is individual, depending on your counseling concerns, but limited.

    For personal difficulties that fall within the scope of a mental health diagnosis, we offer support in taking steps toward psychotherapeutic treatment.


By phone, video and on site

Free of charge and confidential: We are there for you. Gladly also in English.

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Bereichsleiter soziale und psychologische Beratung
Harald Kaßen
Advisor and Head of
Advisory Services
Sabrina Nikoleit
Advisory Services
Marina Hambach
Advisory Services