About us

The Psychological counselling centre is a Bijeljina University project which cares not only about the quality of teaching and the best working conditions of its students but also about mental health of young people.

Bearing in mind that nowadays the process of growing up is too complicated, full of dilemmas, and additionally burdened with problems of existence, society and family, also important of protecting and improving the mental health of young people, Bijeljina University has initiated the establishment of the first University Psychological counselling centre in Bijeljina, which activities would be carried out by psychologists and psychotherapists with many years of clinical experience and completed training in counselling.

The very idea of this kind of assistance to young people was inspired by the existence of the Psychological counselling center for students in Niš, which has been actively and successfully working on students' problems since May 2005, as a project of the Student Union of the University of Niš.

We would like to work closely with our colleagues in order to share experiences and to work on the quality and protection of young people's mental health.

Our goal

It is well known that in Bijeljina, apart from classical psychiatric institutions, there are no psychological counselling services that would permanently take care of mental health of young people. Considering that the reflection of the solutions of this period depends on their proper development, independence, maturation and training for the further successful solving of life problems and overcoming the subsequent crises, it is clear to us that the need for Psychological counselling centre is huge.

Our goal is to make timely, continuous, free and anonymous psychological assistance (individual or within the work of experiential therapy groups) available to young people in a non-clinical setting without queuing and labelling.

This way, we would like to contribute to strengthening their individual capacities, improving social skills and healthy approaches to problem solving, channeling anxiety, aggression, but also improving the quality of life of young people, not only through psychological treatment. In addition, we would like to involve young people, directly or indirectly, in various existing counselling activities (direct counselling, SOS telephone service, internet counselling, research, psychological assessment and professional orientation, forums, seminars, workshops, round tables).

What does prevention work mean?

  • to act before a serious crisis and thus prevent the occurrence of serious psychopathological manifestations;
  • to work on sensitization of young people for mental health problems and encourage them to take an active role in the fight to preserve and improve their own mental health as well as the mental health of their peers (through educational and panel counselling activities);
  • to develop an awareness of the importance of their own mental health development;
  • to educate and empower young people to recognize their own psychological disorders;
  • to combat prejudices, which represent a major obstacle for addressing young people for any type of psychological help;
  • to point out the possibility of personal advancement and use of their own capacities in overcoming crisis situations and everyday problems.