Psychological services for students

Students at the University of Iceland have a few options when choosing to seek psychological counselling.

University psychology counseling

University psychology counselling offers individual interviews and group therapy. The counselling is on the ground floor of New Garden (Nýji Garður), Sæmundargata 12.

Individual interviews

Individual counselling provides analysis and treatment of various psychological problems. Master’s and doctoral students provide psychology services for the students of the University and their children. The psychology students provide the service under the guidance of the Director of Psychological Counseling, Gunnar Hrafn Birgisson, PsyD, a specialist in clinical psychology.

How do I register?

You can call +354 856-2526 and state your name and phone number on voicemail. You will then be contacted.

You can contact the Student Counselling and Career Centre, they will help you apply.

How much does the service cost?

A psychology interview costs 1.500 ISK, inherent in the 50-minute interview and 10 minutes for preparation.

Phone: 856-2526

Ground floor of New Garden, Sæmundargata 12

Psychological counseling UI Student and Career Counselors (NSHÍ)

NSHÍ (Student Counselling and Career Centre) offers Psychological Counselling. Both individual interviews and group therapy.

Individual interviews

Three psychologists are employed at the study and career counselling services: Ásta Rún Valgerardóttir, Guðlaug Friðgeirsdóttir, and Katrín Sverrisdóttir. They provide university students with advice and support in individual interviews.


NSHI psychologists regularly offer courses and training, for example in cognitive behavioural therapy, stress management, self-empowerment and more.

How do I register?

Interviews need to be booked by contacting the NSHI office on the 3rd floor of Háskólatorg or by phone +354 525-4315.

Send an email to

How much does the service cost?

The service is free to all students of the University of Iceland.


Háskólatorg, 3rd floor


Sálrækt is a Psychotherapy – group therapy

Doctoral students in Psychology at UI help other students with various psychological problems, mental health issues and communication skills. Group meetings are held Tuesdays at 14-15:30 o’clock in Setberg, the building of Academic affairs.

The program is lead by dr. Gunnar Hrafn Birgisson, with assistance from Jóhann Pálmar Harðarson, Kristjana Þórarinsdóttir and Kristján Helgi Hjartarsson doctoral students in psychology.

How do I register?

You can apply for participation by e-mail at and provide your name and phone number. Subsequently, the applicant will be contacted and an appointment scheduled for an interview.

How much does the service cost?

The service is free for all students at the University of Iceland.