Students Counseling Services (SCS)
Campus Counsellor

Students are the most important part of any society; rather it would not be wrong to say that they are the building blocks of a society. Student life is always symbolized as the most exciting part of one’s life. Often people romanticize student life and describe it as the most exciting part of their life, which is true. Life at campus is full of so much of happenings, like exams, social gatherings, class presentations, performance pressure, competition, field trips, relationships and much more. Everyone has right to make best out of his/ her student life and make it pleasantly memorable. This can be done by achieving and maintaining physical and mental health and creating a fine balance in life. In order to help the students in their aspiring journeys, GCU has established counseling services, named as "Campus Counseling Services". This service helps student to overcome their personal, academic and social problems and to flourish in life.

The aims and objectives of counseling services are:

  • To facilitate the personal, academic, and social and growth of students.
  • To assist the students in better understanding and utilization of their individual potential.
  • To help the student explore and highlight their individually unique competence.
  • To help the students enhance their decision making abilities.
  • To equip the students with skills to meet up with the variety of challenges in life.
  • Test Anxiety
  • Class Presentations
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Performance in the Class
  • Underachievement
  • Adjustment Issues
  • Relationship Problems
  • Feelings of Sadness
  • Problems with Concentration
  • Life Transitions
  • Time Management
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Lack of Study Skills
  • Difficulty in Studies
  • Peer group Difficulties
  • Temperamental Issues
  • Homesickness
  • Limited Social Skills
  • Work Stress
  • Career and Developmental Needs

Any other problem affecting personal, academic and social functioning, are also dealt.

The group counseling sessions are also run for the benefit of students. These groups are aimed at facilitating the personal, academic and social growth of students. Group Counseling Sessions cover a wide range of areas like:

Anxiety Management
This group counseling session is about managing you apprehensions and fears about exams. It helps you to develop effective ways of not only managing you anxiety about the exams bur also to ensure your good grades.

Study Skills
In this session you learn about developing important and useful study skills and habits to ensure your academic success.

Stress Management
In today’s modern world stress has become an integral part of our lives, especially student are very prone to stress. Therefore to address your needs group counseling sessions are also arranged. These sessions tells you about different techniques and ways to manage your stress and ease your life.

Anger Management
In this session different ways and strategies to manage your anger are discussed with special emphasize on effective communication.

Developing Effective Social Skills
This groups session deals with developing essential and important communication strategies to become a confidant speaker and to develop successful social relations.
Group counseling is a form of counseling that emphasizes on the benefits of shared experiences.
Group counseling sessions are very effective in the sense that they provide the following benefits:
  • We can learn from the experiences of others
  • A chance to meet with the people having experiences similar to ours.
  • In less time bigger problems can be solved.
  • An opportunity to exchange variety of ideas.

The Process
  • A group can ideally consist of six to eight members at one time.
  • Usually in a group session a particular topic about the interest of all the participants is explored and dealt with.
  • Like the individual counseling, the confidentiality of all the participants is highly respected.
  • The main focus is always on the topic of the group session.
Group sessions are conducted on the following topics regularly:
  • Time Management
  • Making Effective Class Presentations
  • Dealing with Exam Anxiety
  • Learning Effective Study Skills
  • Stress Management
  • Anger Management
  • Developing Effective Social Skills

Student Services Center,
GC University Lahore

Meet the Team
Ayesha Majeed
Campus Counselor
GC University Lahore
Tel (UAN): 111-000-010 Ext 456