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Help with study difficulties and personal crises

The study does not only consist of success experiences. Test anxiety, inhibition in the seminar, problems in learning, loneliness, self-doubt, problems with being away from home, pressure to perform: the problems of students are as varied as the requirements that a university study demands from the students.

During the study period, institutional stress factors (e.g., performance requirements, anonymity, lack of guidance, tuition fees) are combined with the students' individual development tasks to be mastered. This can lead to difficulties that cause further problems. Often, personal problems lead to difficulties in studying, and conversely, problems in studies often lead to a personal crisis.

According to a study by the German Student Union, a quarter of all students experience serious psychological difficulties during their studies. These occur in students regardless of their intellectual and technical talent.

Crises cannot always be overcome quickly and on their own. So that the crisis is not an insurmountable problem, the counsellors of the Psychosocial Counselling Centre (Psychosoziale Beratung, PSB) will help you.

Our counselling services

Do not be afraid to seek professional help with personal and study-related problems. It is a sign of sovereignty to get the support you need.

We are happy to advise you when you experience

  • Learning and work problems,
  • Excessive performance demands on yourself,
  • Examination and failure fears,
  • Overwhelmed feelings,
  • Difficulties in making decisions,
  • Disorientation and fear of the future,
  • Conflicts with parents or in a partnership,
  • Contact difficulties, self-esteem problems or feelings of loneliness,
  • Personal crises,
  • Addiction problems,
  • Depressions,
  • Fears,
  • Psychosomatic problems,
  • Workplace problems and
  • Problems in dealing with students in difficult situations.


Of course, the employees of PSC are subject to secrecy. Information about yourself or the contents of the counselling will not be forwarded to third parties, unless you release us from confidentiality. On request, you can also get counselling anonymously.

Information Material

Here we have compiled for you information material on various topics, which should serve you for the first orientation. If you want to know more, please contact us or use our course offer! Please note that this information material is only available in German. 

In addition, we have created a list of literature for self-help for you, which offers you in-depth literature. 


There is a barrier-free access to the ground floor of the PSC via an elevator. However, this can only be operated from the inside for safety reasons. Please ring the secretariat if you would like to take the elevator or contact the secretariat in advance to make an appointment. Many Thanks! 


Psychosocial Counselling

Goßlerstraße 23
37073 Göttingen

Tel.: 0551 - 39 35 071

Open consultation hours

Tue: noon - 1 pm 
Wed: 2 pm - 3 pm
Thur: noon - 1 pm

Not all open consultation hours are offered in English. Please contact the secretariat in advance!

Emergency contacts

Assistance in case of urgent crisis outside usual consultation hours:

Uniklinik - Psychiatrische Klinik
Von-Siebold-Straße 5
Tel.: 0551 - 39 66 610 (24h/day)

Asklepios Specialist Clinical Centre
Rosdorfer Weg 70
37081 Göttingen
Tel.: 0551 - 40 2-0

Women's Shelter
Groner Straße 32/33
37073 Göttingen
Tel.: 0551 - 52 11 800

Crisis helpline (Telefonseelsorge Göttingen e.V.)
Tel.: 0800 - 11 10 111

  1. Unfortunately, we currently do not give any appointments via email requests because our waiting list is overcrowded. Please come with urgent concerns in our open talk time.