NIE's wellness centre offers counselling at $15 per hour

The National Institute of Education (NIE) yesterday opened its Wellness Centre which is aimed at providing the public with affordable counselling sessions.

Located at 1 Nanyang Walk, the centre's session will cost unemployed adults and external students 10 per cent less than those offered elsewhere.

They will pay $15 an hour while the sessions will be free for NIE and Nanyang Technological University students.

A national broadcaster reported that the centre is staffed by trainees enrolled in two NIE postgraduate programmes - Master of Arts (Applied Psychology) and Master of Arts (Counselling & Guidance).

Registered psychologists will oversee the trainees.

The NIE Wellness Centre operates on appointment basis and is open on Mondays to Friday from 9 am to 5pm.