Services Offered
In our function as a counselling service, the PBS has the liberty to adapt psychological and therapeutic methods to the needs of all the students in and around Karlsruhe. Additionally, we can also advise the partners, colleagues, relatives, and professors of students that are concerned about a student's personal needs and want to help him or her.
We offer the following services:
  • Therapy sessions for diagnostic, information and therapeutic help (for individuals, partners, families and groups)
  • Workshops about study-related subjects (e.g. stress management and meditation techniques, work and study-related difficulties, coping with fear of speaking). You can found out more about the current group offerings here
  • Crisis interventions
  • Info-material: We offer you further information about our services as well as on different topics for you to download here. You can find also a list of helpful books under Buchtipps.
  • Counselling for helpers: Information and Counselling for parents, lectures and fellow students, who want to help other students.

Counselling fees
All counselling services are free. The PBS functions under the Studierendenwerk Karlsruhe. The financing of the counselling services is largely due to the social service contribution of the students as well as the earnings of the Studierendenwerk. Students who are enrolled outside the Karlsruhe-Pforzheim region can only profit to a certain extent from our services.

Privacy protection
All data and information which we obtain from you will be kept strictly confidential. The employees at Psychological Help are bound to professional confidentiality. You can find further information about privacy protection here.

Possible cases for counselling at the Psychological Help
We encourage those who are seeking counselling make use of our services. Whether you couldn't succeed either alone or with help of your social environment to cope with your problems, or you are not ready to leave the problems unsolved and avoid the consequences, we can help. If not, quality of life could be reduced, dropping out could be possible, or you could have an absence of significant life goals. Here are some reasons for seeking Psychological Help:

Academic studies

  • Learning and working difficulties
  • Test and failure anxiety
  • Confusion about personal skills and what you want to study
  • Studying despite impediments (eg.illness, handicap, social needs)
  • Dissatisfaction with existing relationships
  • Loneliness, socialization difficulties, fear of people
  • Relationship problems, sexual problems
  • Crisis, conflicts, break-ups
  • Feeling emptiness, emotional chaos
  • Low self-esteem
  • Lack of joy and meaning in life
  • Dissatisfaction with oneself
  • Difficulty recognizing and expressing one's own needs
Mental health
  • Psychosomatic disorders
  • Anxiety, depression, compulsions
  • Addiction, eating disorders
  • Post-traumatic stress disorders

PBS Karlsruhe
Rudolfstr. 20
76131 Karlsruhe
Phone: 0721 9334060
Fax: 0721 9334065


Making an appointment
Mon - Fri 9 - 12 am
(Please note that for organizational reasons appointments are made exclusively by phone or in person)