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Psychological counselling service "Insieme"

The psychological counselling service "Insieme" (Together) is a collaboration between the Guidance Service and the Department of Education Sciences (DISFOR). A team of psychologists and psychotherapists with experience in issues concerning young adults in general and learning processes operates within the Service.

The service is free of charge and is open to all current or former students of the University of Genoa; it works by appointment and guarantees anonymity and confidentiality of personal data.

The student who intends to apply for the service can fill in the online form with all the required information; after this step, you will be contacted by the Service operators through an email or a phone call (which is anonymous) to agree on the start of the process. 

In some periods there are many requests, so the waiting list may become longer... If you have any doubts about the actual sending of your request or for information about waiting times, you can write an e-mail to

The counselling process can be carried out in individual form (five meetings at regular intervals and then, after about three months, a final follow-up meeting) or in collective form (groups of students).

The general objective of this project is to offer the opportunity to find a listening ear and support in relation to situations of personal discomfort: doubts or uncertainties regarding one's personal and emotional abilities, but also difficulties in relationships with other students, professors, or the need to refine one's study method.

The project focuses on the following specific objectives:

  • deeper self-knowledge
  • activation of awareness of personal resources, at an emotional and cognitive level
  • support for change processes
  • effective management of situations of personal, relational or learning-related difficulties

The courses are usually conducted in presence, but the service also offers students the possibility of conducting courses using electronic technologies for distance communication, in respect of security measures, including computer security, in compliance with industry regulations, being equipped with efficient data protection systems.

Please Note: for organisational reasons, if you do not present yourself for two consecutive times at the booked meeting you will have to make a new request, thus losing priority on appointments

Last update 27/09/2023