Advisors and coaches

Student psychologist

When can the student psychologists help you?

We can help you to deal with personal and study-related circumstances that might influence your academic progress. We do not only offer individual therapy (maximum of three sessions), but also workshops, aimed at improving actual study- and specific life phase problems students sometimes face.

For whom?

All registered students from Tilburg University are welcome to seek help from the student psychologists. Please note that PhD-students have to visit their general practitioner to get a referral for a psychologist outside our campus. 


In case you want to consult the student psychologist, you need to fill in the online application form. We always try to respond to your online application within five working days.

Depending on your specific situation, tailor-made advice for psychological help will be given. Sometimes, providing (preventive) information will be sufficient. In other cases, attending a workshop will be helpful. Also there is the possibility to start with individual sessions (three sessions). 

The advice given in response to your online application form is free of charge. Individual therapy with the psychologist costs €25 for three sessions in total. The costs for workshops are linked to the duration and the number of sessions and are mentioned on the website.

When to contact a general practitioner first?

In case your symptoms are so serious that you need help urgently, we advise you to contact your own general practitioner immediately. If you do not have a general practitioner yet, we strongly advise you to register with one. See medical aid for students. You need a general practitioner for a referral to any medical or mental health treatment. In the Netherlands you are also required to have a health insurance.

Also, in case you were already receiving therapy before starting your academic program in Tilburg or in case you feel that you are in need of a more intensive or more specialized way of therapy, please contact your general practitioner directly. More intensive and specialized help is surely indicated when you suffer from urgent or very serious complaints like suicidal intentions. This is also the case when you try to cope with a combination of problems influencing different life-aspects and lasting a longer period of time. Examples are depression or anxiety, already existing before the start of your studies. In these circumstances our suggestion is always quite clear: please don’t hesitate and contact your general practitioner to ask for a referral for a more specialized therapy outside university.

Other relevant student counselors within Tilburg University

For all problems you face while studying, that may cause study delay, first contact the Dean of Students.  Please also check the website about study delay.

You can contact an education coordinator with questions and problems that are specifically related to your educational program.


The psychologists from Tilburg University follow the guidelines from the professional code of the Dutch Institute of Psychologists (NIP) and the Health Care Professions Act (BIG). We recognize the importance of evidence-based working methods. In other words, the methods and techniques we use have been proven to be effective.

The Student psychologists

The student psychologists at Tilburg University are:

Aquarius, A.E.A.M.
Name dr. A.E.A.M. (Annelies) Aquarius
Division Academic Support
Student Development
Position Student psychologist
Room A 106
Phone +31 13 466 2216

Available on: Tuesday / Thursday / Friday (8:45 - 14.45 hrs.)

Haarbosch, J.M.
Name drs. J.M. (Jos) Haarbosch
Division Academic Support
Student Development
Position Student psychologist
Room A 104
Phone +31 13 466 2847

Available on: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Laarhoven, M.M.P. van
Name drs. M.M.P. (Margreet) van Laarhoven
Division Academic Support
Student Development
Position Student Psychologist
Room A
Phone +31 13 466 2038

Available on: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays