New York College Counselling Service

Wed, 10/03/2018 - 17:16

Dear students,


The Counseling Service supports the psychological and emotional well being of NYC students by providing counseling and consultation, both of which adhere to strict standards of confidentiality. Counseling is an opportunity to talk with a mental health professional regarding issues, such as self-esteem, well-being and personal growth or concerns linked with academic progress and close relationships. Individual sessions are offered for free to all students enrolled in the NYC and last 45 minutes.

The Service is available on Monday & Tuesday (Kallithea Campus, 5th floor). Students requesting an appointment for the first time will be scheduled through a phone call with the student counselor (Tel.: 210 4838071) or they could send their request via email:

The Counselling Service is composed of three members: a psychologist, Katerina Karageorgou, and two trainee CBT psychotherapists, Rim Kalboussi and Sofia Mertyri. Please find below a note regarding CBT approach.


What is the CBT approach?

“CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is a type of taking psychotherapy used to address mental health concerns. CBT is a popular treatment as it has a clear treatment approach. Clients have a sense of control during the treatment sessions. It is a short-term focused treatment.

As therapists we try to focus on the negative automatic thoughts, which evolve around our understanding of ourselves, others (the world) and the future.  We help our clients to identify and understand the automatic, emotion-filled, thoughts that arise throughout the day. We also examine cognitive beliefs in order to develop rational responses to negative automatic thoughts.

NYC students who would like to address any of the above issues can request a free course of CBT sessions, with a trainee cognitive behavioural therapist in the second year of training, with the aim of starting to change their behaviours to more effectively work towards their personal and/or educational goals.”


Rim Kalboussi & Sofia Mertyri,

Trainee psychotherapists,

NYC Counselling Service