Psychological Support


If you are in need of support, please reach out to your college’s counselling and psychological services. For more info, you can click here use our chat or send us an email.

Counselling and Psychotherapy

Counselling can be beneficial to assist students with brief interventions (i.e. academic or personal questions), time management challenges or study methods. These sessions last 45 minutes, and counsellors guarantee complete confidentiality and impartiality. All topics can be
freely and safely discussed, without any judgment from the counsellor’s side.

Psychotherapy is beneficial for individuals who are facing mental health challenges or struggling emotionally. In these sessions, patients and therapists develop a relationship based on trust and work collaboratively on discovering the best path to improve emotional well-being and personal growth. There are multiple therapies available that can be used accordingly with the situation. Therapy helps individuals with their self-awareness development, thought process and mental well-being.

Below are some examples of therapies used by NOVA Counsellors. If you have any questions about the therapy’s approach, please ask the counsellor for information on the used method.

Cognitive behavioural therapy

When a patient has cognitive and behavioural disorders, this therapy can be used in order to adjust the patient’s actions, beliefs or emotions. It helps patients become more aware of how to respond to challenging situations in a more effective way.

Family therapy

Family therapy is a type of psychological counselling amongst family members which tries to improve communication and interaction patterns between individuals. Families can benefit from this therapy when mental health conditions exist or families go through major life events.

Drama therapy

Drama therapy is a type of therapy done in a group context. This approach incorporates group dynamics as well as role play and bases the therapy on spontaneity, authenticity and creativity.

Psychoanalysis (contemporary)

Contemporary psychoanalysis’ approach deals with both conscious and unconscious processes a patient goes through, allowing personal growth and self-awareness development. This therapy is used as a means towards establishing and improving relationships with others, moving on from unhealthy ones, and overcoming trauma.

With the used methods, patients and therapists develop a strong, mutual and creative bond.
During the sessions, the patient is usually lying on a couch out of the  therapist’s sight.

Psychoanalytic therapy

This type of therapy is based on psychoanalytic principles and the patient meets often with the therapist. The process can last for a number of weeks, months or even years. Sessions involve in-depth talk.

Clinical hypnotherapy

Clinical Hypnotherapy uses approved methods and techniques that focus on awareness in order to treat a variety of medical and psychological disorders.

EMDR therapy

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing therapy (EMDR) uses stimulation techniques proven to help people recover from trauma and distressing life experiences. These therapy sessions allow a redirection of triggering experiences and trauma to more positive mental associations.

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