Career & Counselling Unit


Our counsellors facilitate students’ career development and transition from high school into college/university into employment by providing a career planning and counselling service. Counselling services provided are free, held in confidence to students through a professional setting for emotional and developmental support.

The counselling services operate under the guidelines set out in the Code of Ethics and Practice as defined by the Malaysian Board of Counsellors. The Code provides the professional standard by which the service is delivered and managed.

Contact our counsellors

Glenmarie, Selangor George Town, Penang & Batu Kawan
Wong Hui Yean
Tel: +603 5565 0460
Email: [email protected]
Tan Saw Yen
Tel: +604 238 6235
Email: [email protected]


If you are unsure about which career best suits your personality, you can take our UOW Malaysia Online Career Test. The quiz
suggests possible career paths for you to consider.

Services & Programs


  • Individual & Group Counselling
  • Career & Personal Development
  • Psychoeducational Group Therapy
  • Psychological Consultation Regarding UOW Malaysia Student’s Concerns
  • Outreach (Programs)


Confidentiality & Exemptions


All sessions are confidential, which means, what is said within the context of the therapeutic relationship stays between the student and counsellor.

However, parents have rights to be informed about the progress of treatment and to decide what is best for their child. The only limits to confidentiality include:

  1. When there is a risk of imminent harm to self or another person. The counsellor has a legal and ethical duty to do whatever is necessary to protect life.
  2. When a court of law orders a counsellor to release information, the counsellor is bounded by law to adhere.
  3. If a student reveals current information about abuse or neglect of minors, counsellors are mandated by law to report.
  4. Supervisory purposes.
Referral Guide For Faculty, Staff And Students
  1. Diminished or sudden drop of academic performance; loss of interest/motivation in studies.
  2. Poor attendance/time management.
  3. Unrealistic expectations/confusion on personal/career goals; dissatisfaction with academic major.
  4. Feelings of guilt, worthlessness, self-recrimination, personal inadequacy.
  5. Adjustment issues: cultural, social, learning, language etc.
  6. Concerns on interpersonal relationship: peer, family, romance etc.
  7. Acute increase in activity levels: excessive talking/rambling, physical restiveness, hyperactivity etc.
  8. Unexplained crying and/or seemingly impulsive outbursts of anger; lack/excessive of sleep; sudden weight lost/gain; lack of stamina, persistent fatigue.
  9. Excessive fear and anxiety; cynicism, prolong anger, irrational worrying
  10. Poor study habits, sudden and acute of performance anxieties.
  11. Problems with concentration, memory, attentive skills.
  12. Unusual/inappropriate behaviour during class.
  13. Expressed difficulties in family and/or marital relationships; need of attention/social support.
  14. Show apparent signs of extreme poor self-care: poor personal hygiene.
  15. Sign of withdrawal; feeling apathy; unwilling to communicate; loss of interest in social activities, tardiness.
  16. Unusual or frequent irritability, suspiciousness, irrational feelings of being persecuted or slandered.
  17. Grief/crisis: relationship breakup, demised of loved ones, severe illness (self or loved ones).
  18. Expressed concerns regarding death (or divorce/separation) of family members or close friend.
  19. Expressed undue concern with physical health.
  20. Bullying/abuse: emotional, verbal, physical, spiritual and sexual.
  21. Indications of increased/excessive drinking or drug use; cheating, lying, other antisocial behaviour.
  1. Individual & Group Counselling
  2. Career & Personal Development
  3. Psychoeducational Group Therapy
  4. Psychological Consultation Regarding UOW Malaysia Student’s Concerns
  5. Outreach (Programs)