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Study Psychologist Service

As a psychologist specialised in study-related psychological issues, it is my task to support and promote your capability to study and to ensure the smooth progression of study processes.

When do I need to visit the study psychologist?
Many problems associated with studying and general welfare can be solved with the support of other guidance services (student welfare officer, teacher tutors and study counsellors) at the university of applied sciences or the student healthcare service. You can make an appointment with the study psychologist to discuss study-capability related issues such as learning difficulties, lack of study motivation, problems with coping and stress related symptoms, for example problems with sleeping, mood swings and anxiety.

Normally you will be offered 1-3 counselling sessions (length of appointment 60 minutes) to discuss your issues. These discussions are confidential based on the duty of non-disclosure of healthcare professionals. During the first session, we examine your situation together, then we will book further sessions if necessary and discuss the targets of the counselling sessions.

If you need longer-term support (e.g. long-term or serious mood swings, strong symptoms involving fear and anxiety, eating disorders) you should contact the Adult Psychiatric Outpatients Unit at Kainuu District Hospital (KAKS), telephone 08 6156 2711 and in situations of acute crisis, contact the hospital’s (KAKS) round-the-clock telephone advice service tel. 08 6156 6000 or the Kainuu Crisis Centre (kriisikeskus), tel. 044 782 6030 (available on week days between 9.00-15.00).

You can make an appointment by calling:
Heli Turunen
Tel. 044 715 7093

My office is located on the ground floor of Tieto 1. If you need to cancel, please do so by the day before the appointment. Non-cancellation will be counted as an appointment. Appointments are free for students.