Counselling Services

Counselling is a wonderful twentieth-century invention.  We live in a complex, busy, changing world.  In this world, there are many different types of experience that are difficult for people to cope with.  Most of the time we get on with life, but sometimes we are stopped in our tracks by an event or situation that we do not, at that moment, have the resources to sort out.  If we cannot find ways to sort this out in our family, with our friends, or with a priest or doctor, etc., then Counselling is a really useful option at these moments.

John McLeod, An Introduction to Counselling, 2003.

Counselling Service for Students

Many members of staff of all faculties were trained on techniques of counselling under IBG of IRQUE World Bank project. Dr. S. Balakumar, Dr. Ms. K. Murugananthan and Dr. S. Kannathasan were trained from the Faculty of Medicine. Students with stress due to family, financial or academic or any other reason may find it useful to discuss their problems with these staff members. Ms. S. Ravichadran, technician in the department of Psychiatry, also is a trained counsellor.

What do Counsellors do?

Help you to work through some difficult or painful emotional, behavioural or relationship problem or difficulty. Councilor will , Listen to you carefully, Give information, Deal with your difficulties from your point of view, Work out with you what you are coming to counselling for, Offer you appointments for as long as you think counselling is needed.

Available Student Counsellors

Name Period Department Contact Number E-mail ID
Dr.(Mrs).N.Umashankar 01.08.2022 – 07.03.2023 Department of Paediatrics 0777282907 unirubaa@univ.jfn.ac.lk
Dr.(Mrs).S.Uthayakumar 01.08.2022 – 07.03.2023 Department of Anatomy 0779983012 sivananthini01@gmail.com
Dr (Mrs).M. Sooriyakanthan 01.08.2022 -07.03.2023 Department of Physiology 0778320198 bsmmathanki@gmail.com
Dr.P.A.D.Coonghe 01.08.2022 -07.03.2023 Department of Community & Family Medicine 0773153617 padcoonghe@univ.jfn.ac.lk
Dr.(Mrs).T.S.Navaratinarjah 01.08.2022 – 07.03.2023 Department of Pharmacology 777888453 thiyahiny@univ.jfn.ac.lk
Dr.B.U.E.W.P.(Bramma).R Thangarajah 01.08.2022 -07.03.2023 Department of Medicine 777913395 brammahin@gmail.com
Dr.T.Yoganathan 08.03.2021 –07.03.2022 Nuclear Medicine Unit 0776263826 thiruyoganathan@yahoo.co.in

Chairperson, Staff Members of Student Welfare and Wellbeing

Dr. B. Balagabi    

Members

Dr. (Ms). Ramya Kumar
Dr. S. Raguraman
Dr. S. Kumaran
Dr. B. Kumarendran
Dr. (Mrs). V. Ambalavanar
Dr. (Mrs.). H. Sivakumar
Dr. T. Yoganathan
Dr. T. Chenthuran