Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak
Photo: Felix Noak

The services offered by the Psychological-psychotherapeutic Counselling, Social Counselling, Counselling for Barrier-free Studies, and the Writing Center for Berlin students, are listed here.

+++Detailed FAQ in the context of the current Corona situation can be found here+++

We are here for you

Dear students,

Studying places many demands on all areas of daily life. Not everything always runs smoothly. Even if many challenges are mastered by the students themselves, there can still be disruptions that awaken the need for professional advice.

At the moment there are additional changes and burdens caused by the coronavirus pandemic: online studies, limited earning opportunities, health-related fears and reduced contact and leisure activities.

From 1 July, the Psychological-Psychotherapeutic Counselling Centre will reopen its doors at both locations step by step and under hygiene conditions. The counsellors are only allowed to see a very limited number of clients in the first opening step, so that counselling sessions will continue by telephone. Noticed: Do not enter the counseling center with cold symptoms.

 

Our consulting services

We help to find solutions for study-specific topics, such as:

  • speech and examination anxieties
  • Procrastination / writer's block
  • Concentration disorders
  • Self-organisation

In the same way, we also provide support in personal conflict situations, such as:

  • self-esteem problems, anxiety states, depressive moods
  • contact and relationship difficulties (social isolation, problems with friends, roommates)
  • partnership conflicts, processing of separations, partnerlessness, sexual difficulties
  • current crisis situations (e.g. loss of a significant person, suicidal thoughts, experiences with sexual or violent assaults)
  • stressful family situation (e.g. illness and loss of one parent, separation of parents, problems with siblings, family constellations)
  • psychosomatic complaints, eating disorders
  • difficult social situation (compatibility of studies and job etc.)
  • specific problems of international students
  • addiction problems (media addiction, alcohol, drugs)

Contact

Prompt confidential telephone appointments can be made via our secretary's office Mon-Thu from 9 am to 15 pm and Fri 9 am to 13 pm:

Location Charlottenburg, Hardenbergstraße 35
+49 (0)30 93939 8401

Location Friedrichshain, Franz-Mehring-Platz 2-3
+49 (0)30 93939 8438

Or via email at: pbs@stw.berlin

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The Berliner Krisendienst is available at all times at +49(0)30 390 63 00.

Helpful psychological information

From 1.7.20 we offer again appointments for pregnancy conflict counselling according to §219. The Psychological-Psychotherapeutic Counseling Center of studierenWERK BERLIN is a recognized office with several specially trained counselors.

The counselling interview is free of charge and confidential. A visit to the doctor to establish pregnancy is not a necessary condition for a counselling appointment. If you wish, you can bring your partner or other persons to the consultation. Several appointments are also possible.

When making an appointment, please point out that you would like a pregnancy conflict counselling.

Our range of tasks and our offer

We are legally required to maintain confidentiality.

<h3>Social counselling service<br></h3>
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Social counselling service

A team of qualified social workers will gladly help and assist you in many personal, social and financial issues, such as:

Howdo I finance my studies and my degree?

Do my parents have to support me or would BAföG be an option for me?

What and who can help with hassles with the authorities?

Questions about health insurance, housing allowance, child benefit?

Pregnant - what now? Child (ren) and studying - how does that work?

Social rights - too complex, or you have specific questions?

Our offices are located in Friedrichshain, Charlottenburg and Dahlem.

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Psychological-psychotherapeutic counselling service

The counselling services are aimed at all students studying at Berlin universities.

There are many different aspects to studying, and it makes demands on all parts of your daily life. Things don’t always run smoothly. Even if you can deal with many challenges on your own, there can still be issues for which might you need professional advice.

You can find us in Charlottenburg and in Friedrichshain.

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Writing Centre

Competently dealing with texts, as a reader and also as a writer, is indispensible for successful studies. Writing can also be a tool for learning and thinking, rather than a hurdle.

The counselling services are aimed at all students in bachelor-, master- and state exam degrees.

It is our guiding principle that one can learn academic and scientific writing and that this is a process in which we would like to guide and support you.

Our team of trained writing advisors offers personal advice on academic writing as well as workshops and groups at the Hardenbergstraße and Thielallee sites.

<h3>Counselling service for barrier-free studies</h3>
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Counselling service for barrier-free studies

Our services are aimed at students or prospective students with disabilities or chronic diseases. This includes, in addition to students with walking disabilities or hearing-impaired or visually-impaired students, also students with chronic diseases such as e.g. Morbus Crohn, cancer, HIV infection, rheumatism, diabetes, epilepsy or any other non-visual impairments. Of course, our consultations are confidential and, on request, also anonymous.

The counselling centre provides integration assistance in according with the Berlin Higher Education Act. This entails integration aids such as study assistance, text book allowances or other technical aids.

Our offices are in Friedrichshain, Charlottenburg and Dahlem.

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