Psychological Counselling

CEU offers confidential student psychological counselling services, providing professional help and support for your personal and academic concerns. This is not psychotherapy though. Our professional counselors provide 8 sessions of individual counselling per academic year. Counselling is about handling specific issues, emergency or crisis or stress management, resource mobilization but not about modification of the potentially malfunctioning parts of personality.

Issues students typically bring up include (but are not limited to): lack of motivation or direction, stress, relationship issues, concentration difficulties, low confidence or negative self-esteem, homesickness or loneliness, anxiety, eating or body image issues, grief or bereavement, bullying, panic attacks, perfectionism, obsessions/compulsions, depression or mood difficulties, self-harm, addiction or substance use, traumatic experiences, concerns that may result from racial, cultural, personal, sexual or gender identity issues, and current traumatic experiences.

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, available here in pdf format, is a useful resource. 


  • Vienna Campus: Quellenstrasse 51, 1st floor, rooms A108 and A109
  • Budapest site: Nador 11, 2nd floor, room 201

First Contact: If you need an appointment, first please schedule here: An assigned counsellor will get in touch with you within 24 hours (except weekends). For any other request you may use the direct e-mail address of the counsellor you wish to contact.

LASZLO BIRO LASZLO BIRO, student counsellor, head of Psychological Counselling
Office hours in Vienna: Monday to Thursday 8 am - 4 pm
Office hours in Budapest: Friday 8 am - 4 pm

student counsellor
Office hours in Vienna:
Monday 1 pm - 6 pm
Wednesday 1 pm - 6 pm
Thursday 12 pm - 5 pm
Friday 12 pm - 5 pm

JULIA JELLEN, student counsellor
Office hours in Vienna:
Monday 9:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 2:30 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 site there will be only one student counsellor, Laszlo Biro, available Fridays only.

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.