Current Students

Personal Counselling

Why make an appointment to see a counsellor?

Personal counselling is a process of talking and listening to help creatively resolve problems. This is usually done on a one to one basis and may involve particular therapeutic interventions.

Common issues discussed

  • feelings of anxiety, depression and other mental health concerns
  • concerns about university work
  • relationship difficulties (family, partners, friends, house-mates)
  • stress at home, work or university
  • managing life with disabilities or health issues
  • loss or trauma
  • worries about lack of confidence, body image, self-esteem

What to expect

Counselling sessions are generally 50 minutes in duration. A typical session might:

  • help identify issues, explain and clarify your feelings
  • help you to resolve your problem or establish a therapeutic framework to assist this process
  • provide you with information about University systems and procedures
  • refer you to other helpful resources on campus
  • offer you further counselling or refer you to a more appropriate agency in the wider community

Accessing counselling

See contact and appointment details to make an appointment time.

Appointments are:

  • between 9am – 5pm weekdays
  • 50 minute sessions
  • by phone, email or face to face
  • possible using online real time - Skype for Business. By arrangement with the counsellor.
  • free and confidential
  • available on the day (limited)

Can't keep an appointment?

See contact and appointment details should you need to cancel and/or reschedule your appointment time.

Rights, privacy and confidentiality

See Counselling Information for Students (PDF) fact sheet.