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Psychological counselling
for medical students

"In order to see clearly, sometimes a change of view can be enough."
Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

University studies may not only be challenging - strain and stress may cause major difficulties to handle one’s life. Despite of a great effort to overcome difficulties it occurs that they cannot be resolved all by oneself. Do not hesitate to reach out for counselling and support.

Issues for counselling might be

  • Fear of exams
  • Study difficulties
  • Stress and mental or physical overload
  • Pressure to achieve or time pressure
  • Persistent depressive mood
  • Anxiety or panic attacks
  • Family or relationship problems
  • Personal crises or burdens
  • Problems with self-esteem


Dr. Sabine Vits
Institutsgruppe I, Bauteil A, 3. Etage, Raum 47
Fon: 0201 - 723-4372

Psychological Councelling for Students
Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Immunobiology
University Hospital Essen
Hufelandstraße 55
45122 Essen

Our offer

Psychological counselling aims to capacity building. A confidential conversation can help to understand your own situation better. Together we can search for specific solution possibilities. The long-term goal usually consists of gradual implementation of acquired and enhanced skills in daily (university) life.

Contact us via email and we will set up a first appointment. Further appointments will be made if required, duration of counselling will be planned individually. Sometimes one appointment is entirely sufficient.

Counselling for students of the faculty of medicine is free of charge. All contents and personal data will be handled strictly confidential and are covered by medical confidentiality.

If you are burdened by private or study-related problems, do not hesitate to contact the Psychological Counselling for Students of the faculty of medicine.

About us

The Institute of Medical Psychology was founded in 1978 and is one of the pre-clinical Departments of the Essen University Hospital.


  • Institute of Medical Psychology and Behavioral Immunobiology
    University Hospital Essen
    Hufelandstr. 55
    45122 Essen