1. ABOUT THE STUDENT COUNSELING ROOM
Please feel free to contact us about various problems and problems that occur while you are studying or researching at Kyoto University.
All information you share about yourself will be kept confidential. Only with your written permission will information be released to anyone,except as required by law. Legal exceptions include the following:
- If you are clearly likely to do physical harm to yourself or another person in the near future.
- If you share information about currently-occurring abuse or neglect of any juvenile(s) or disabled adult(s), your counselor may be required by Japanese law to report that information.
- If ordered by a judge as part of judicial proceedings.
There are no educational or medical records containing information about your visits to the counseling room. While Kyoto University staff members may consult with a supervisor or with one another, all staff members are ethically and legally bound to treat that information confidentially.
THOSE WHO CAN USE THE STUDENT COUNSELING ROOM
- Foreign students enrolled in the Faculty of Integrated Human Studies
- Foreign students and researchers (graduate students, PhD students, postdoctoral researchers, research students, etc.) enrolled in the Graduate School of Human and Environmental Studies
- In some cases: parents, guardians or relatives of students in 1. and 2; foreign faculty and staff.
Consultation is free.
|Day of week||Time|
|Friday||13:00 to 16:00|
Except national holidays and holidays.
The counseling room is in the Faculty of Integrated Human Studies, on the first floor, between room 1103 and 1104, building 84 Yoshida-South Campus (campus map).
E-mail address: counseling*adm.h.kyoto-u.ac.jp
Please replace * by @
Friday 13:00 to 16:00
Student Counseling Room: 075-753-7907
EXAMPLE OF CONSULTATION CONTENT
- Learning difficulties and carrier concerns: For example, "I do not want to go to class," "I do not know how to proceed with my research," "I am wondering if I should go to graduate school or get a job."
- Interpersonal relationships (with teachers, students, friends, parents, etc.): For example, "I cannot get used to the laboratory," "I cannot make friends easily," or "I’m worried about my relationship with my boyfriend / girlfriend."
- Mental and physical health: For example, "I can’t sleep at night," "I feel so depressed or anxious" and "I’m not motivated to do anything."
- Other difficulties: If you have problems other than the above (for example difficulties related to living in a foreign country, etc.)
Please do not hesitate to contact us.
2. COUNSELING SESSIONS
To make a reservation for a counseling session or an initial trial, please send an email to counseling*adm.h.kyoto-u.ac.jp (replace * with at-sign), or using the contact form below. Confirmation and reply are sent as soon as possible. If you do not receive a reply, please contact Nicolas Tajan by phone (075-753-7907) or visit the consultation room directly on Fridays between 13:00 and 16:00.
Sessions without appointment are offered from 14:30. Sessions last between 25 to 45 minutes depending the needs of counselees. In some cases (e. g., crisis) sessions might last 1 hour or more.
The counselor holds an M.S. in Psychology, an MA in Psychoanalysis, and a PhD in Psychopathology. He is a licensed psychologist in France and a program-specific associate professor at Kyoto University. To avoid multiple relationships, students cannot receive counseling and enroll in Prof. Tajan’s classes simultaneously.
(Counselor’s Profile: Nicolas Tajan)
4. CONTACT FORM
You can make a reservation for a consultation by filling out the form below and sending it.
You can also make a reservation by visiting directly during room opening time.