For many, life as a student can be challenging. Sometimes it helps to talk about difficult thoughts and feelings before they become bigger issues.

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NB! From 2 March, the service with conversations at the office will temporarily close, due to the corona situation in Bodø. Everyone who has booked an appointment will be contacted and offered a conversation via Teams. You can also book a new appointment for counselling via Teams.

If you want to talk to someone else - or if you need help during periods we have closed - there are several other helplines you can contact.

View other helplines here, including "The Student Phone".


(If you have questions concerning practical matters about your studies, such as grading, semester registration or re-sit exams, you must contact a study advisor at Nord University.)

In the course of your studies, you can experience situations that can be difficult to deal with on your own. At these times, you can come to the student counsellor with any questions or issues you might have.

These can be, for example:

  • Personal challenges such as relationship difficulties, heartbreak, social stress and anxiety.
  • Study-related difficulties such as motivation, delays, concentration problems, exam anxiety or time management.
  • Economic issues such as student loans, debt and public benefits.
  • Other challenges like substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety and depression.

The Student counsellors can also help you get in contact with public services, and facilitate cooperation between them, the student and the university.

The service is free and the counsellors are bound by confidentiality.


You can book an individual session at the Counsellor's office, or a phone or video session. Some counsellors also offer walk and talk sessions. See the Student counsellors in Bodø and their services below - and find the type of session that suites you.

Long waiting list?

If the Student counsellor at your campus has a long waiting list, you can book a session on video or phone with a counsellor from one of the other Nord University campuses. 

View available Student counsellors and book a video or phone session here.

University chaplain and Quiet room

In addition to being a Student counsellor, Svein Valle is also the University Chaplain at Nord University. Svein is available to all students, and offers counselling both in life and study situations, and also in external and spiritual issues.

If you need a break from a hectic study routine, or need silence and time to sort out your own thoughts, you can make use of the "Quiet Room" located in the basement by the Main Canteen "Hovedkantina".

Svein Valle - BODØ
Student Counsellor and University Chaplain

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• Counselling via Teams 

Stine Marie Sivertsen - BODØ
Student Counsellor

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Counselling via Teams 
Walk and talk

Ingvild Kirkhus - BODØ
Student Counsellor

Book appointment for:

• Counselling via Teams 
Walk and talk

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