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Student psychologist

Our student psychologists are very accessible and easy to approach. You are welcome to come by to discuss any problems you might have during open consultation hours. The support offered by the student psychologists is intended primarily for full and part-time students of Leiden University, not for guests, external and prospective students or alumni.

Open consultation hours in Leiden

Students of Leiden University who are experiencing study-related or personal problems are welcome to visit a student psychologist during open consultation hours. These take place from Monday to Friday between 11:00 and 12:00. Please register at PITSstop, Kaiserstraat 25 , between 11:00 and 11:45. There may be more than one student waiting to see the psychologist so you will generally have ten to fifteen minutes to talk about your situation. Make sure to register on time.

For the months July and August the open consultation hour will only take place on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Initial assessment

After explaining your situation you will discuss the best course of action with the psychologist. The student psychologist can provide support in situations that are having an impact on your studies.

Sometimes one visit, a few tips and some information is sufficient. Sometimes you might be advised to follow a workshop or training course, for example in study skills or personal development. In some cases you may be offered short-term individual guidance. 

The student psychologist can also give advice about referral to other organisations or professionals if more specialist or long-term support is required. In this case you will also need a referral from your doctor.

Consultation hours in The Hague

In The Hague the student psychologists hold consultation hours at the Wijnhaven location, Turfmarkt 99.  You must make an appointment in advance by calling: 071 527 8026. Any subsequent sessions will take place in Leiden.

For the months June, July and August the consultation hour in The Hague has been cancelled. During this period, students are welcome to attend the open consultation hours in Leiden. The individual consults will also take place in Leiden. (In July and August the consultation hour will only take place on Tuesday and Wednesday).

Q&A archive

Is a visit to the student psychologist too big a step for you? If so you could instead ask a question by email or consult the student psychologists’ Q&A archive (in Dutch).