Counseling Center

There is no “I” in psychology. You are not alone.

The UNYP Counseling Center is available to help our university students by providing confidential free psychological counseling for various mental health issues. To cope with the pressures and expectations that come with student life, the Counseling Center provides individual counseling, seminars, and workshops to support students in their academic and personal lives.

We can help with:

  • exam stress
  • presentation anxiety
  • time management
  • anxiety/depression
  • low self-esteem
  • adjustment to college life
  • culture shock
  • discrimination
  • drug/alcohol problems*
  • eating disorders*
  • other common student-related mental health issues

           *support for external referrals provided

 

UNYP Counselors

Su Luo

I am a Junior Counselor at the UNYP Counseling Center. I am from China and have lived in several countries before coming to Prague. I recently graduated from the Psychology Master's Program at UNYP and am now attending Charles University for my PhD in Psychology. I have done trainings in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and would also call myself  Existentially oriented. I find the combination of these two schools to be most comprehensive of my worldview and provide me with a solid and thorough practical and theoretical framework for counseling. I have a great love for music and believe that music can be used for self-expression and healing. 

                                      

 

Justine Piontek

I am a Junior Counselor at the UNYP Counseling Center. I recently graduated from the Psychology Master's Program at UNYP. I have a strong interest in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction as tools to support you in dealing with daily stressors. Before graduate school, I worked as a lifestyle coach for disease prevention and in various other areas of healthcare in the United States for over 10 years. I believe deeply in peoples’ innate potential to overcome obstacles that may arise in life. I will bring this spirit to our time together by openly listening and supporting you to find healthy solutions that work for you.

 

 

Jude Bradley

I am a second year psychology graduate student at UNYP. I am from Ireland. After working in the healthcare sector in London for a number of years, I wanted to experience a new way of life so I traveled the world for 18 months before settling here in Prague. During my graduate studies I have come to favor talking therapy in conjunction with cognitive-behavioral techniques. Sometimes you need to be able to share exactly what’s on your mind without fear of being judged, I will be that person for you. I look forward to seeing you soon! 

    

   

Rachel Cann

I am a second year psychology graduate student at UNYP. Psychology is truly my passion in life to which I devote most of my time. For me, the beauty of psychology is its diversity. During my studies, I have had the opportunity to experience psychology in practice in facilities such as the Psychiatric Hospital Bohnice, the Centre for Autism Therapy and the Facility for Social Intervention. The therapeutic approach closest to my heart is Rogerian psychotherapy, as I believe we all have the power to be who we want to be. I am looking forward to chatting about anything and everything.

Audrey Locussol

I am a second year psychology graduate student at UNYP. I am from France, where I completed my undergraduate degree in psychology at Descartes University. My undergraduate work was focused on addiction and sexual behaviour. I have done practical internships in psychoanalysis in Paris and here in Prague at the International School of Healing Arts learning Chinese medicines, such as Shiatsu and other body works. I have integrated them into my psychological perceptions of health. My main interests are alternative treatments in a large spectrum; following the goal to find new ways to heal the mind but also link it to the body. I am hoping my ideas will trigger your curiosity.

 

Valery Slezko

I am a second year psychology graduate student at UNYP. I am from Russia, but have been living in Prague for almost 10 years. I have been trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Systemic Family Therapy, Logotherapy and do counseling under supervision in my private practice. I share ACT-views that those who seek psychological help are not broken; they are suffering. As a team, we can alleviate some of this suffering and work on your living a richer, fuller and more meaningful life. ACT is also great for clarifying what matters for you, setting and achieving specific behavioral goals, problem solving and getting unstuck. I am currently doing my graduate research on effectiveness of brief ACT therapy for Body Image Dissatisfaction. If you are dissatisfied with your appearance, feel that it causes you significant distress, interferes with your life and you want to change it, you might be my perfect participant.

                                                 

Gene Lee

I am a second year psychology graduate student at UNYP. I am from Malaysia, but lived in The United States for a couple of years before coming to Prague. Along with being interested in child and developmental psychology, I am fascinated by Humanistic therapies and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.  I truly believe that every individual is capable of having control over things in their life, as long as the intention is strong enough. Each person is unique and only they know what is best for themselves. I look forward to helping you discover yourself and working on solutions that are feasible for you.

Kirsty Britz

I am a second year psychology graduate student at UNYP. I am from South Africa. I have experience working as a lay counsellor for an organization called Lifeline. Here, I assisted people experiencing a multitude of different problems. I incorporate Humanistic and Cognitive-Behavioral approaches in therapy. I have a special interest in self-esteem; anxiety; depression and eating disorders. I understand that taking that first step to come to counselling can be scary and that you may not know what to expect. I will try to ease your anxiety by offering you a supportive, non-judgemental environment in which we can explore your concerns and work together on them to achieve better mental well-being. 

Farah Binte

I am a second year psychology graduate student at UNYP. I am from Singapore, but I grew up in different countries. I believe that my international upbringing has made me appreciate our colorful diversity and maintain an open mind of our differences. I worked with children with various special needs and learning difficulties. I also worked and trained at a Psychology clinic and am currently undergoing training in ACT therapy. I am inclined towards an integration between cognitive behavioral techniques and person-centered techniques. I look forward to being your trusted counselor and my utmost hope is that you leave the counseling session feeling as if you have gained something useful.

Make An Appointment

The link below will take you to our scheduling site where you will find a calendar for each of our counselors. The name and e-mail fields are marked as required. You can enter your school or personal email address. Please make sure you write it correctly to ensure that you will receive an email confirmation of your booking. If you cannot make it to the appointment, please use the cancellation link in your appointment confirmation email to help give someone else the chance to come see us.

Address:

Belgická 115/40, 120 00 Prague, 4th floor
(Secondary campus of the University of New York in Prague)

Opening hours:

Monday:9:00 - 20:30
Tuesday:9:00 - 18:00
Wednesday:   9:00 - 21:30
Thursday:9:00 - 20:30
Friday:9:00 -14:30

E-mail:

Thank you for using our online scheduling system. We are looking forward to seeing you!

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