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Psychological Support  

The COSP, in collaboration with the Institute of Psychology of the School of Medicine, offers a counselling service to help students at times of particular difficulty and stress, which may affect their personal well being and university life.

The system employs a range of intervention strategies, which vary according to the nature of the problem.

  • Psychological counselling
    Aimed at students who require short-term individual psychological support – not psychotherapy – in order to deal with problems that are not necessarily of an academic nature, such as: acclimatisation, uncertainty and dissatisfaction with regard to personal choices, relationship difficulties with peers and teaching staff, lack of self-confidence and low self-esteem, etc.
  • Advice on study methods
    Advice concerning the adaptation of study methods is give to students with problems of a strictly academic nature: problems with time management and the organisation of studies, the need to adapt learning methods to new academic subjects, ineffective communication in an examination environment.

    The aim is to help students develop their own flexible study methods, which can be adapted to different contexts, and to increase their awareness of individual resources and their familiarity with different techniques and strategies.

    The counselling sessions, run by the COSP, are free.

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