Guide to the Counseling Office

About the Counseling Office

The Counseling Office provides confidential counseling services for students (and faculty and staff concerned in students) on a wide range of matters relating to study or personal problems, and for students, faculty and staff about harassment mainly in Japanese. If you are a student from foreign countries who cannot speak Japanese, please consult to the Advising for International Students/Researchers.

The Counseling Office (of General Student Support Center) was established in 2013, by reorganization of the Counseling Center, which was established in 1999. The Counseling Office has staff of five full-time counselors, five part-time counselors and one assistant. Every year, about 500 students and staff come to the Counseling Office for counseling, and about 4,000 interviews are conducted.

Services and Activities


  • Individual counseling on any problems of students and staff, including academic problems, occupational problems, psychological problems, and harassment.
  • Psychological testing needed for counseling
  • group counseling, encounter group, and other kinds of group work.
  • Crisis intervention.
  • Casework.
  • Holding orientations for incoming freshmen in cooperation with faculties.
  • Holding seminars or symposiums for enlightment to students and staff.
  • Holding seminars or symposiums for university counselors.

Investigation and Research

  • Investigation of adjustment problems of drop-outs, career problems, and emotional problems relating to mental health.
  • Investigation of student personnel services in connection with higher education.

Periodical Bulletin

Archives of Student Support in Kyoto University General Student Support Center (Annual publishing).(Renamed from Archives of Counseling in the Kyoto University Counseling Center; forty-two volumes published to date, and Archives of Counseling in the Kyoto University Student Counseling Center; twenty-eight volumes published to date.)

Common Concerns

Student’s Common Concerns

Any concern or problem is appropriate to talk over with a counselor. For example;

  • ・I suffer in relationships with others.
  • ・I would like to think about my character.
  • ・I need someone to talk to about my (sexual/gender) identity.
  • ・I’m worried about the relationship with my family.
  • ・I don’t know why, but I don’t feel like doing research.
  • ・I’m wondering whether to change the course.
  • ・I’m distressed by feeling serious or anxious.
  • ・I’m harassed sexually by research supervisor.
  • ・I’m subjected to harassment in the laboratory.
  • ・Any other concerning matters

Faculty and Staff’s Common Concerns

At the Counseling Office, we consult regularly with faculty and staff about students of concern and harassment. For example;

  • ・I would like to consult with a counselor as to students of concern.
  • ・I’m suffering from harassment in the workspace.

About Harassment

If you are suffering from harassment, you need to consult with someone you can trust without worrying by yourself. Similarly, if you witness someone being harassed, please offer assistance to the target of the harassment and consult with your trustworthy person.

Kyoto University provides protective measures for students, faculty, and staff members in the university environment by establishing measures to prevent and eliminate harassment, and to deal appropriately with harassment problems should they occur.

If you would like to consult a staff of the harassment counseling service on harassment-related issues, you can access to the harassment counseling service for each department and the all-university counseling service established in the Counseling Office of General Student Support Center and in the Personnel Division of the General Affairs Department. Please refer to the homepage about harassment in Kyoto University; English(Harassment Prevention and Countermeasures) and English(Booklet).


Director of General Student Support Center
  • SUGIHARA, Yasushi; Clinical Psychology
Director of the Counseling Office
  • NAKAGAWA, Junko; Clinical Psychology
Full-time Counselors


  • SUGIHARA, Yasushi; Clinical Psychology

Associate Professors

  • MURAKAMI, Katsuko; Clinical Psychology
  • NAKAGAWA, Junko; Clinical Psychology

Junior Associate Professors

  • WADA, Ryuta; Clinical Psychology
  • FURUKAWA, Hiroyuki; Clinical Psychology
Part-time Counselor

Individually Support Counselor

  • INOUE, Yoshitaka; Clinical Psychology

Individually Support Counselor

  • KATO, Nanako; Clinical Psychology

Individually Support Counselor

  • MISUGI, Naho; Clinical Psychology

Individually Support Counselor

  • SHINODA, Ami; Clinical Psychology

Group Support Counselor

  • FUKIISHI, Yumi; Clinical Psychology

Contact Us (Location and Office Hours)

Counseling Office (Main Campus)

Phone :
Fax :
E-mail : (_at_→@)
Open :
10:00AM-5:00PM, from Monday through Friday (excluding national holidays and New Year’s holiday)

Katsura Satellite Office (Katsura Campus)

E-mail : (_at_→@)
Open :
10:00AM-5:00PM, on Monday & Wednesday (excluding national holidays and New Year’s holiday)


Counseling Office (Main Campus)

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Counseling Office General Student Support Center

Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501 (1st floor, Former Main Building of the Petro-chemistry Course, Main Campus)

Katsura Satellite Office (Katsura Campus)

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Katsura Satellite Office Counseling Office, General Student Support Center

Kyoto daigaku-katsura, Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto 615-8530 (2nd floor, Campus Service Center, B Cluster, Katsura Campus)