Are you feeling distressed?

Our psychosocial counselling service is free of charge and confidential

Whether you have worries during your studies or private problems - we support you in difficult life situations. Our consultants are there for you and also inform you about the possibilities of therapeutic support.

In which cases do we offer help?

  • Difficulties associated with studying (fear of speaking in public or exam anxiety, writer’s block, procrastination, withdrawal from studies etc.)
  • States of anxiety, depressive moods, problems caused by low self-esteem
  • Partnership conflicts, difficult family situations
  • Psychosomatic complaints, eating disorders


  • Contact and relationship problems (social isolation, problems with friends and fellow students)
  • Addictions (drugs, alcohol, media)
  • Financial worries
  • Current crisis (loss of and separation from an important person, suicidal thoughts, experience of violence)


The offer is aimed at all students of the following universities:   

  •   Universität Potsdam
  •   Fachhochschule Potsdam
  •   Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
  •   Technische Hochschule Brandenburg
  •   Technische Hochschule Wildau
  •   Fachhochschule Clara Hoffbauer Potsdam

Our psychosocial counselling services are here to support students, who struggle with study-related difficulties as well as personal problems.

You may be wondering whether your problem is "big enough" to get counselling at all. Don't worry about that. You can come to us with all the problems that concern you.

No, bringing your student ID is not necessary.

Nobody. The conversations are strictly confidential and subject to the obligation of secrecy.

Yes, we offer consultation in German and in English.

We usually reserve 50 minutes for a personal consultation.

You do not need to make an appointment! We are open on Tuesdays from 4 to 6 pm and on Thursdays from 1 to 4 pm. Further appointments are possible by arrangement.

In some cases, even the first meeting can be helpful to clarify the situation and find solutions. If necessary, follow-up meetings can be arranged with us. We also inform you about options such as psychotherapy.

No, we can only offer counselling. If psychotherapy is an option for you, we can inform you about the conditions and possibilities.

If you are a student at the University of Potsdam, you can also contact the Psychological Counselling Centre at the University of Potsdam


Christine Decker
Psychosocial Counselling Service
room: 4.20
+49 331 3706-252
Babelsberger Straße 2