CEU offers confidential student psychological counselling services, providing professional help and support for your personal concerns. Our professional counsellors provide individual counselling. Issues students typically turn to us with include are (but are not limited to): lack of motivation or direction, concentration difficulties, low confidence or self-esteem, homesickness or loneliness, eating or body image issues, grief or bereavement, bullying, anxiety, stress, panic attacks, perfectionism, obsessions/compulsions, depression or mood difficulties, self-harm, addiction or substance use, relationship issues, traumatic experiences, concerns that may result from racial, cultural, personal, sexual or gender identity issues.
If you are experiencing emotional or psychological distress please contact one of the student counsellors below via e-mail only. There is no walk-in service.
Our mental health toolkit, below, is a useful resource.
Vienna Campus: Quellenstrasse 51, 1st floor, rooms A108 and A109
Budapest Campus: Nador 11, 2nd floor, room 201/A
|LASZLO BIRO, student counsellor, head of Psychological Counselling
Office hours in Vienna: Monday thru Friday 8 am - 4 pm
Office hours in Budapest: Friday 10 am - 6 pm
|JULIA JELLEN, student counsellor
on maternity leave until September 2022
|KAREN ELLINGER, student counsellor
Office hours in Vienna:
Monday 9 am - 2 pm
Friday 9 am - 2 pm
Please be sure to report any changes on your behalf at least 24 hours prior to your session so that other students can use your time. Thanks for understanding!
Please note that on the Budapest Campus there will be only one student counsellor, Laszlo available as of October 2, 2020.
We also have peer counselling at CEU. Peer counsellors have been selected and trained by the student counsellors and they can help you with academic issues, adjustment issues or just getting to know your way around Vienna or Budapest. You can contact them here:
For further information about psychological counselling at CEU please check this website.