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What services are we providing?


1. Individual Counselling

2. Career Counselling

3. Academic Counselling

4. Group Counselling

5. EmailCounselling*NEW

6. Personality and Psychological Test


1. Individual Counselling

We provide you with caring and confidential counselling for:        

  • Personal growth or academic improvements
  • Family relationships
  • Emotional and interpersonal enrichment
  • Adjustment to university life
  • Choice of fields of study
  • Confidence and self-esteem enhancement


Counselling may help if you have been experiencing:
  • A sense that something is wrong
  • Signs of stress
  • Thoughts of quitting from University
  • Sleep problems
  • Concentration problems
  • Keep worrying about things or
  • Thoughts about harming yourself


It is not about:

  • Performing miracles
  • Providing quick fixes
  • Telling you what to do
  • Making moral judgements or
  • Putting you in a scary or formal situation.


If you need further help from another organisation or resources, we can help to link you in with the right support or service.

2. Career Counselling

We provide an opportunity for you to explore more about your personality, interest and ability through psychological tests.


"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

- Eleanor Roosevelt (1884 - 1962)



3. Academic Counselling

To improve Learning & Goal Setting


"Nothing great will ever be achieved without great men and men are great only if they are determined to be so." - Charles de Gaulle (1890 - 1970)



4. Group Counselling


We offer group counselling to small groups of students with similar issues throughout the year. The group members recognise and understand their issues through discussions and gain support from each other. You can know more about the sessions by visiting our Counselling and Guidance Unit Facebook Page.



5. EmailCounselling Service


If you feel uncomfortable to attend face to face counselling, you are welcome to speak to us through our Email Counselling ServiceUTAR Happy Mail


Happy Mail is a new project initiated and handled by Peer Counsellors from  Peer Helping Programme (PHP). We are here to share your difficulties and sorrows. People don't always need advice. Sometimes, all we really need is a pair of listening ears to understand. Let us provide you emotional support. You don't have to suffer alone.


Followings are the steps to reach us:

Step 1:   Write an email or letter to share with us regarding your issues.

Step 2:   Drop the letter into our LETTERBOX with your address OR send it to our email address at

Step 3:   For Letter, we will reply you within 14 days.
For Email, we will reply you within 7 working days.


** The LETTERBOX will be allocated at Student Pavilion 1.

** Your details will be kept private and confidential.


Benefit of Email Counselling

  • It provides a broader access to counselling services especially to those who are unable to access the service on campus orwho find it difficult to attend face-to-face sessions with a counsellor.
  • You may find it convenient and will be able to be fully focused on your response and messages at a time and place that suits you.
  • The emails also provide a written record of your communication with us which you can read again at a later time.


Limitation of Email Counselling

  • Online counselling is not a suitable medium to deal with critical situations. If you require urgent attention please contact Student Services or NGO Helplines.
  • Communicating through this method is less direct and takes a longer time to conduct.
  • Miscommunication can occur in any medium so it is important to put your thoughts clearly and to seek clarification if you are not sure what is being communicated.

6. Personality and Psychological Test


John Holland Self Directed Search(SDS)

The SDS was designed to assist students and adults with career exploration and educational and career planning.


Leonard Personality Inventory(LPI)

Obtain your personality profile by taking the LPI.


Index of Learning Style

Complete this test to learn about your learning style and how it affects andrelates to your study skills as well as learning strategies.


Learning And Study Skills Inventory (LASSI)

LASSI will help you to be aware of your strengths and weaknesses related to study strategies and get better grades in examinations.


Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)

The Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) assessment is a psychometric questionnaire designed to measure psychological preferences in how people perceive the world and make decisions.