Student Welfare
Counseling Centre
Counseling Centre

The Counseling Center encompasses services addressing personal, mental health and substance abuse issues. These services are staffed by experienced clinicians who are here to assist students in addressing those concerns.

The counseling center is committed to facilitate a richer, enhanced and more positive life-experience for the University community through providing counseling, as well as providing a platform for prevention, education, and Extension activities.


The mission of the University’s Counseling Center is to enhance student health and wellness by providing comprehensive mental health and substance abuse related services. The Counseling Center strives to assist students by providing support during times of crisis, facilitating problem resolution, enhancing coping skills, promoting personal growth, and supporting academic success.

What is Counselling?

Counseling is working out your personal problems with the help of a trained professional. The counselor helps you to resolve your problems in a positive way by helping you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness.

Anyone who is struggling with a personal concern can seek counseling. Common personal concerns include relationship difficulties, grief, difficult life circumstances, anxiety and depression.

Counseling offers a regular space and time to talk or think about your worries or difficulties. It helps to explore your feelings and looks at how you may wish to change things in your life.

How Counselling Helps?

Counseling is a confidential discussion between you and your professionally-trained counselor about personal, social, or emotional issues.

Counseling helps you identify behaviors or ways of thinking that have not worked well and change them in ways that will improve your relationships, functionality and moods.

Counseling helps develop decision making skills needed to meet the challenges of living and learning.

Reasons For Seeking Counselling

You may choose counseling for:

  • • Academic Difficulties
  • • Adjustment to University Life
  • • Depression
  • • Suicidal Tendencies
  • • Family Difficulties
  • • Relationship Problems
  • • Self-Awareness/Self-Care
  • • Stress and Anxiety
  • • Emotional Abuse
  • • Making choices Coping with changes Gaining insight and understanding
  • • Working through difficult feelings
  • • Alcohol/Drug Abuse and Addictions or any other issues that are troubling you.

Who Can Seek Counselling Services?

The entire EFL-U community- Students and Employees

Types of Services?

  • • Personal Counselling
  • • Group Counselling
  • • Knowing Your Self through Assessment
  • • Life Skills Development through Interactive Sessions. These include:
  • • Self-confidence, Interpersonal relations, Stress management, Enhancing Emotional Intelligence, Developing positive attitude, Combating suicidal tendencies and Depression
  • • Open Forums

How to Access Services For Students and Staff

On prior appointment. However, those who find themselves in a sudden crisis or feel an unexpected need for help can walk in during the working hours of the counseling center.

Location of the Counseling Center

The EFL-U counseling centre is located in a cosy cottage amidst greenery, next to the Publications Unit, across the road from the Library.


Our Counseling Centre panel includes psychologists, clinical psychologists and Psychiatrists.

Counseling Centre Timings

The counseling centre will be open for 4 days a week.

Confidentially of Counseling Services

Trust and confidentiality will be ensured at all times.

Timings of the Centre:

Monday: 4 PM to 6 PM & Wednesday: 4 PM to 6 PM

Tuesday: 4 PM to 6 PM & Friday: 4 PM to 6 PM


Prof. Uma Rangan is a Ph.D. in Psychology from Osmania University. She was Vice-Principal University College of Arts and Social Sciences. She has rich administrative experience. She was Chief, University Employment Bureau, Co-ordinator NAAC Committee, Head, and Chairperson, Department of Psychology, Co-ordinator Career Mela. She started a Counselling Centre at University College for Women at Koti, Hyderabad.

She was also instrumental in starting a Creche at University College for Women. She is a Governing Body Member, Selection Committee Member of various institutions in A.P. and outside A.P., Member of UPPSC, APSCHE. She has conducted a number of workshops and seminars for teachers, parents and students related to Mental Health, Behavior problems leadership development programmes, Counselling, TA and career counseling.

She has presented papers both at national and international conferences within the country and abroad. She has visited USA, Australia, Srilanka, Malaysia and Singapore. She has under taken many projects related to Burnout syndrome, Career Counselling, Counselling Awareness its relationship to personality. She has guided M.Phil and Ph.D. students. Besides the above, She has handled a variety of counseling programmes, cases dealing with mental adjustment, Children’s Academic performance, their improvement, adolescent adjustment, parent child relations and career counseling.

Dr. P. Swathi has done Ph.D. in Psychology from Osmania University. Her specialization is in counseling Psychology. She had rich experience in teaching, counselling and training. She was a consultant to various educational institutes and a trainer to many government and private organizations.

Prof.Uma Rangan

The Chairperson I/c,
Counselling Centre
EFL University