Psychological counselling centre

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Psychological counselling centre

If you or a fellow student are not well, do not be afraid to seek help. We are a team of psychologists with extensive experience in counselling and clinical psychology with a psychotherapeutic background. Our areas of expertise are depth psychology, psychoanalysis and body psychotherapy.

We are interested in your worries and concerns and will support you in finding new perspectives.

Our consultation is free of charge and discreet. Family members, universities or health insurance companies do not receive any feedback. Everything we discuss remains with us.

Our offer is aimed at students of the University of Bonn, the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences and the Alanus University of Applied Sciences, as well as PhD students who are still enrolled.

The following topics are typical concerns that lead students to seek our counselling. If something is troubling you that you do not find in this list, we will of course advise you anyway. The subject areas only serve as a better orientation and classification of our offer and do not cover all possibilities of your consulting needs.

Possible topics for consultation

Study-related topics

  • Workload
  • Exams
  • Work-life balance

Social topics

  • Conflicts
  • Lonliness
  • Losses
  • Relationship problems

Mental topics

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Psychosomatic disorders
  • Clarification of therapy options

Our offer

We offer one-to-one conversations and, on request, conversations with relatives or other related persons.

We also offer workshops on topics such as mindfulness, relaxation techniques, exam stress and procrastination. We provide open-topic discussion groups as well. 

Please contact us if you are interested in specific content. Special dates, such as workshops, are announced here on the homepage.

Building bridges: A cultural adaptation workshop for international students

In this workshop, we will equip you with valuable tools and strategies for navigating cultural differences and managing stress.

Slots are limited, and we encourage you to sign up early to ensure your participation.


The team

Nele Baum

Psychologist M.Sc., Motologist M.A.

David Winkelmann

Psychologist M.Sc.

Gerry Florian Grillo
Gerry Florian Grillo

Psychologist M.Sc.

How to get a consultation

Email us at any time to make an appointment for counselling. If you wish to arrange the appointment by phone, please note, that this is only possible during the times listed below.

After you have contacted us by e-mail or via phone, you will receive a proposed appointment from us.

It is possible to have several consultations; however, longer-term therapies are not offered within the counselling centre.

Get your appointment by telephone 

+49 228 73 7106
Mon 1.30 - 3.30 pm
Wed 1.30 - 3.30 pm

Open consultation hours - discuss your concerns without an appointment

every Wednesday 10 - 11am
Please arrive punctually at the beginning of the consultation hour.

Consultation on site

Psychological counselling at the Alanus University

We offer counselling sessions at Alanus University. This offer is aimed exclusively at students of Alanus University. Simply arrange an appointment via email for the following dates:

Nele Baum,
from 9am - 11am on
Fri, 12 April 2024 Fri, 14 June 2024
Fri, 3 May 2024 Fri, 16 August 2024
Fri, 24 May 2024    Fri, 13 September 2024

Psychological Counselling at the Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences (HS-BRS)

We offer councelling at the Campus Sankt Augustin. This offer is aimed exclusively at students of HS-BRS. Please make an appointment in advance –preferably by e-mail for the following dates:

David Winkelmann,
each at 12am, 1pm and 2pm

Mon, 29 April 2024  
Mon, 27 May 2024  
Mon, 17 June 2024  
Mon, 29 July 2024  
Psychologische Beratungsstelle (PBS)

Adenauerallee 63
53113 Bonn

+49 228 73 7106

Emergencies and acute crises

We do not provide emergency services. In acute crises and psychological emergencies, you can contact the following places:

LVR-Klinik Bonn

Here, you will receive professional help around the clock at the state clinics in the psychiatric emergency outpatient departments, which you can visit personally at any time.

Kaiser-Karl-Ring 20, 53111 Bonn

Tel.: +49 228/551-1


If you  or another person in your environment is acutely at risk, please call the emergency services/fire brigade at any time on 112 or the police on 110.

The emergency services will assess the situation on site and take further action if necessary.

Further contact points

Some selected contact points are linked below:

Psychotherapy and therapist search
Information and assistance in the targeted search for a therapist

Bundes Psychotherapeuten Kammer
Information on psychotherapy and mental illness (also brochures in English and Turkish)

Kassenärztliche Vereinigung Nordrhein
Information and assistance in the targeted search for therapists


Clinic and Polyclinic for Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy
University Hospital Bonn with a wide range of services, including consultation hours on the topics of eating disorders and anxiety

LVR-Kliniken Bonn
Inpatient and outpatient services; as well as 24-hour emergency outpatient clinic


Further counselling options and contact points
Bonner Früherkennungszentrum für Psychosen (FEP)

Selbsthilfegruppen Bonn

Autismus Therapie Zentrum Bonn

Ambulante Suchthilfe


Contact points for students at the University of Bonn
Psychological Counselling service Uni Bonn

Study Service and support Uni Bonn

Psychosocial Counselling AStA (AStA = The General Students' Committee)


Study doubts
Telephone counselling at the Uni Bonn for students with doubts

Councelling on doubts about studying (for students of Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg)


Counselling centres of church organisations
Evangelische Beratungsstelle für Erziehungs-, Jugend-, Ehe- und Lebensfragen

Katholische Beratungsstelle für Ehe-, Familien- und Lebensfragen


Reachable around the clock

Monday - Friday 8 – 11pm, weekends and holidays 6 – 11pm

Handling your data

The employees of the counselling centre are bound to secrecy; your name and other necessary data are only accessible to the counselling team.

Information according to Articles 13 and 14 DS-GVO can be found here.

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