What is counselling?
Our confidential counselling service can support you through any personal or academic difficulties and develop constructive ways forward. There are three main counselling pathways which new clients can access. Within these pathways the counselling service has developed a number of therapeutic interventions. These will be discussed with you at your initial appointment. Full-time and part-time students are welcome.
How it may help
Counselling provides an opportunity for you to explore and clarify issues. It can help with immediate concerns as well as long standing issues. These may be personal, relationship difficulties, homesickness, depression, stress, or course-related concerns. We may also refer you to a specialised agency for more particular support.
Counselling is confidential
The service will not reveal anything to anyone, unless you ask us to. This means your school or tutor won’t know unless you want us to tell them. This also applies to your family or partner.
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Eligibility for counselling
The counselling service sees students from many different groups including disabled students, international students, lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and transgender students and a whole range of other students. Counselling is available for you, whatever your background and need.
This is a 45 minute initial conversation with a member of the counselling team to discuss your situation and how counselling might help. There is no right or wrong way to present your issues. The counsellor is not there to judge but to listen to you carefully and sensitively.
As this is a short session, think about how you might be able to give a concise summary of what is wrong. We will then try and work out the most appropriate way forward.
We'll discuss several counselling pathways with you. If there's a waiting list, we'll contact you when a slot is available.
Booking for the Open Door
You can book an appointment to see someone in the open door by calling into Student Services (Level 1, Student Centre). Alternatively call 01642 342277 or email email@example.com.
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