First Psychology Perth – counselling | CBT | psychotherapy | coaching

International students and mental health

Feelings of stress, anxiety, depression and loneliness are common in students particularly as they are often away from home and having to adjust to being more independent. International students, in particular, may struggle as their transition is even greater.

Reasons why international students may struggle

  • Reduced access to family and friends due to being far from home
  • Having to deal with a new culture and way of doing things
  • Difficulties communicating in social settings leading to friendship issues and loneliness
  • Increased family and financial pressures
  • Difficulties knowing how to seek support and worries about expressing feelings in a different language. 

Support for international students

If you would like to speak to someone who is independent of your educational institution and who can work with you on a self-referred basis for as many sessions as you need, we can help.

Universities and colleges may provide support and it is worth checking this out as it may be free. However universities vary widely in the support they offer and the limitations to this. 

Benefits of therapy at First Psychology

  • We can provide sessions during term-time or in the holidays
  • We can work with you in person or online
  • We offer a number of therapy options
  • Our practitioners are all fully trained and experienced in the therapies they offer
  • We can provide therapy in a range of languages
  • We accept payment in person or online, so if a family member wishes to pay for your sessions, no problem!

Get in touch

The first step to getting support is to get in touch to find out more about our services and how we may be able to help. 

Practitioners offering Therapy for Students in Perth: