Psychologist Counselling Services

Psychologist Counselling Services

International Peer-Counselling Organisation (IPCO)

The International Peer-Counselling Organisation is a voluntary student organisation that aspires to improve students' mental health at Eötvös Loránd University by offering free peer-counselling services to all international students.

The IPCO team consists of peer-counsellors who are Psychology MA students from Clinical and Health Psychology and Educational and Counselling Psychology specialisations. All peer-counsellors are qualified, trained and supervised by licensed psychologists of the ELTE Counselling Centre.

Peer-counselling allows students to work through the different challenges they may face, such as

  • procrastination
  • anger
  • anxiety
  • self-esteem
  • and educational and relationship issues

IPCO offers international students six peer-counselling sessions during each academic semester. The sessions are 50-minutes long and can be in person or through online video calls. Services are free of charge for all international students with an active student status at ELTE.

For more information, visit IPCO's webpage:

Follow IPCO’s social media for mental health tips and updates:

Instagram @ipco_budapest


If you are an active student at ELTE and would like to book a free appointment with a peer-counsellor, contact IPCO:

Counselling Centre

The university’s Counselling Centre at the Faculty of Education and Psychology provides with free individual counselling to all ELTE students, also available in English. If you feel you need professional help to solve issues in your personal life, please feel free to contact us!

Counsellors can help you with a wide range of difficulties:

  • Family problems and parental separations
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Work-related problems
  • Academic difficulties
  • Managing transitions
  • Anxiety and stress
  • Mood disorder
  • Problems with establishing contacts
  • Problems with self-esteem
  • Lack of motivation, doubts about the career path you have chosen
  • The loss of an important person

What to do in order to meet a counsellor?

  1. Ask for an appointment via email:
  2. After scheduling an appointment, you can meet a psychologist on 1-6 occasions free of charge. The psychologist will help you to reconsider your problems, provide you with support, and help you manage change. Counselling sessions are held in complete confidence, in accordance with the instructions laid down in the Psychological Ethical Code, and Counselling Centre employees are covered by the obligation of confidentiality.

Counselling Centre - Office
1071 Budapest Damjanich utca 41-43. C/506

Counselling sessions are held at several locations:
1071 Budapest Damjanich utca 41-43. C/114
1088 Budapest Múzeum körút  4.  D/-117 and D/-119