Counselling

Counselling Services

  • Is a free, voluntary & confidential service.
  • Is to help you gain understanding and insight into the difficulties faced.
  • Is to identify, modify & strengthen your own personal resources and cope.
  • Is to assist & enable you to fulfil your personal & academic potential.
  • Provides unconditional acceptance.
  • Provides opportunity to be heard empathetically.

Some reasons to seek counselling:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Behavioural problems like: relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, overcoming bad habits, difficulties faced with adjustment in university & issues related to study.
  • Or any other reason of your own.

Confidentiality:

All information shared in counselling is held in strict confidence and is not shared with anyone without your consent, except when:

  • Clear & imminent danger is indicated, either to yourself or others, or
  • There is an indication of abuse of a minor (age 18 or under), or
  • A court subpoena is received.

Counselling process:

  • The sessions are 40-50 minute in length.
  • The 1st session is an intake session where one’s background information is gathered and the nature of problem/concern is identified.
  • After an intake & consent, counselling process starts.
  • Usual progression of counselling is approx. 1-3 sessions. Furthermore, 3-10 sessions may be required to help you find some direction, strategies and resolutions.

 

Students & Staff of FNU are free to avail Counselling Services On prior appointment, between 8 am – 5 pm, at the following locations:

DIVISION CAMPUS COUNSELLOR E-MAIL
Central Pasifika, Tamavua, Derrick, FMA Mr. Dharnesh Raman  counsellor-dr@fnu.ac.fj
Central Nasinu, Koronivia, Nabua, Tamavua Ms. Varsha Naidu  counsellor-vn@fnu.ac.fj
Western Ba, Lautoka, Nadi Ms. Kantha Mani counsellor-km@fnu.ac.fj