Being a student can be difficult. Issues at school and life sometimes have a way of weighing you down.
SolBridge realizes and appreciate this. That’s why we have a free counseling service to assist you with overcoming these difficulties and getting your education at SolBridge back on track.
The service is private and confidential, staffed by an experienced and qualified counselor. The service can be offered face to face,by appointment or walk in or by telephone and email.
Some concerns and problems, which you might seek assistance for, include:
- Adjusting to major changes such as study commitments
- Managing stress and balancing other commitments
- Learning methods of relaxation
- Overcoming fears (e.g. of giving presentations or of exams)
- Working out relationship and family problems
- Coping with lack of friends or support
- Motivation, goal setting
- Easing depression, distress
- Rebuilding self-esteem, confidence
- Dealing with challenging situations
- Understanding the Korean culture and education
- Sorting out mental health issues that may affect your study
- Resolving conflict with other people
How can I talk to a personal counselor?
Please email Katinka on Katinka@solbridge.ac.kr to make an appointment.
Katinka is available for booked appointments between 9am-11am and 2pm-4pm Monday to Friday
Drop-in is available between 11.30am-12.30pm and 4pm-5pm Monday to Friday
If this kind of counseling turns out not to be what you need, the counselor can possibly refer you to other services.
If the matter is urgent, the counselors will make every effort to assist you as soon as possible.
Counseling is confidential. Nothing you say to a counselor will be disclosed to a third party without your consent.
Counselors do speak about their work, in a professional way to other counselors (who are also bound by confidentiality) for the purpose of reviewing the counselor’s work. Usually only the first name is used in order to protect the person's privacy.
There are exceptions to confidentiality when the counselor believes that your life or someone else's is at risk. In this case, the counselor will usually tell you of their concern and what they intend to do. The counselor may need to contact other health professionals and/or your family depending on the nature of the risk.
Feel free to ask your counselor any questions you may have.
You will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement.