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Counselling Service at UOM

Students enrolled at University of Moratuwa are responsible in playing a balancing act between academic, extracurricular and personal commitments to achieve their life goals fruitfully. Some of the students however might not sail through this academic journey smooth due to the loss of the said balance caused by reasons unique to them. 

The University of Moratuwa Student Counselling Service is dedicated to assist, uplift and empower such students ensuring their confidentially and with a greater level of understanding to manage their problems. 

Our committed team includes both male and female counsellors (n=50), who are caring and treating students as their own friends/children with the main objective of making the stay at university of Moratuwa a pleasant, meaningful, fruitful and a memorable one.

What is counselling?

Counselling is the process of assisting, guiding and empowering students to resolve their academic, personal, social or psychological problems/difficulties. It is a co-journey  which helps the counselees  to explore their problems more clearly, possibly from a different view-point. This process enables the counselee to focus on his/her feelings, experiences or behavior, with a goal of facilitating a positive change. At the end of this journey the counselee will acquire knowledge and skills to handle issues of same caliber by himself/herself with a greater level of confidence to successfully and efficiently perform in academic environment and the society as a whole. Advising or providing solutions to a problem is NOT counselling. 

In case of students with psychiatric imbalances/issues, while providing psychoeducation regarding their situation, a treatment plan will be introduced to manage the condition. The student will be referred to a consultant psychiatrist for treatment in case of need through the student counselling unit.  

Who is a counsellor?

A counsellor will actively listen to a counselee with empathy to provide him/her opportunity to clearly understand the problem and empower him/her with strength and guidance to take actions in managing/resolving the problem by their own. A counsellor facilitates a safe  and none judgmental space ensuring confidentially for the counselee to share any of his/her grievances.   

When do you need counselling?

When a particular issue has been troubling you over a period of time and you’re having difficulty in managing, controlling the situation or not having enough knowledge in finding a solution on your own you may seek assistance of a trained counsellor.

Why do you need counselling?

  • To avoid issues getting worse
  • To facilitate personal growth and self-empowerment 
  • To re-structure errors/distortions in thinking and behavior
  • To identify hidden skills and potentials
  • To clarify goals and set realistic steps to meet them 
  • To have fulfilling relationships by addressing the related difficulties
  • As a therapeutic approach to ensuring mental health and wellbeing 

Student Counselling Unit       

Student Counseling Unit is located at the 3rd Floor of the New Admin Building of UOM.  

  • Opening hours – Monday to Friday during working hours  
  • Direct line – 0112640538, Extensions – 1780, 1781                                                                                                      
  • Web site -  https://uom.lk/scu

How to meet a counsellor?

Student counselors are available at every Department to guide students at any time of need. Students are free to contact any coulsellor across Departments and Faculties over the phone, via email, social media or personally meet them  to discuss grievances. 
Students can make appointments through the student counselling unit to meet the chief student counsellor or any other student coulsellor. Further, the students can lodge their complaints or make appointments by logging in to the web site of the student counselling unit.