What is Counselling?
Counselling is a talking therapy dedicated to helping you understand and manage any problems you are experiencing. Our Counsellors will encourage you to talk openly in a safe and non-judgmental space.
How can I access Counselling?
From your initial appointment with one of our Wellbeing Advisers, we may refer you to University counselling. If you know you're interested in counselling, please mention it to your Adviser within your appointment - they will discuss your options with you. Once referred to the service, you will be offered up to 5 counselling sessions. To book an appointment, please refer to our appointments section.
Counselling isn't for everyone, and you might find a more suitable alternative on our Support Directory, or you may prefer to seek counselling outside of the University. There can be long wait times to be seen by a Counsellor, but you will be informed of this prior to being put on the waiting list. You are still welcome to see a Wellbeing or Mental Health Adviser in the meantime.
Our counsellors are trained, experienced and abide by the Framework for Good Practice of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.bacp.co.uk). Strict confidentiality will be maintained between you and your counsellor but may be broken if required by law, if agreed between you and your counsellor or if there is a risk to yourself or another person.
We ask your permission to keep records of your counselling which are stored securely for a pre-agreed period in compliance with relevant data protection legislation.