Counselling service

What does the counselling service do?

The Counselling Service has two main roles in the University for students:

1. To provide therapeutic interventions by assisting and exploring with clients personal, social, psychological issues and difficulties during their academic studies. These may be personal issues, relationship difficulties, homesickness, episodes of depression, stress, or other personal related concerns. The aim of the Counselling Service is to help clients find resolution to their issues or more constructive and positive ways forward.

2. To assist and help students develop key lifelong skills to deal with personal issues that may occur at some future date. Everybody at some stage will have feelings of being down, anxious, stressed and not sleeping.

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.
More about confidentiality

Eligibility for counselling

To access counselling you will need to be an enrolled student currently on a course at Teesside University.

How do I get in touch with the Counselling Service?

If you would like to speak to a counsellor, please email

We will get back to you as soon as we can to arrange a telephone or face to face assessment meeting, during which we will discuss your current situation and the avenues of support we can offer.

If you need to speak to someone urgently, please telephone 01642 342277 or call in to reception in Student Life and ask to be booked in to a drop in appointment with a member of the mental health team. Please note that the drop in sessions are offered on the day, and cannot be booked in advance.

More information

Our confidential counselling service can support you through any personal or academic difficulties and develop constructive ways forward.

Contact us

T: 01642 342277