What is counselling?
Counselling offers an opportunity to talk in confidence about problems that concern you. Counsellors do not give advice or offer solutions, but do support and encourage you in making your own choices.
By talking through your problems or concerns with a counsellor, you may deepen your understanding of what is happening and develop alternative ways of dealing with the situation.
Appointments, which last 50 minutes, are available at Avenue and Park Campuses Monday-Thursday 9am-5pm and Fridays 9am-3pm.
Booking an appointment
Contact the Student Services' help desks:
- In person: our friendly help desk staff will arrange an appointment for you
- By email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- By telephone:
- Avenue Campus help desk on 01604 893162
- Park Campus help desk on 01604 892833
- Online: complete our counselling appointment request form drop-in sessions
We offer one-off sessions five days a week. A one-off session lasts half-an-hour and is therefore different from a first counselling appointment which lasts 50 minutes. One-off sessions give you a chance to talk to a counsellor if something is urgent, you only need one session or are not sure if counselling is for you. It also gives you an opportunity to decide whether further counselling is the best way forward.
We ask you to book an appointment at the Student Services' help desks before coming to check availability and save unnecessary waiting.
Who are we
The three part-time staff are all professionally qualified counsellors with several years experience.
|Name||Job role||In office|
|Kathy Lambie||Senior Counsellor||Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday|
|Eileen Hobbs||Counsellor||Monday, Wednesday and Friday|
|Traci De Marco||Counsellor||Monday, Wednesday and Friday|
Avenue Campus Student Services can be found on the ground floor of Bassett Lowke Halls of Residence. At Park Campus we are located above the Doctors' Surgery in the Medical Centre next to the Student Centre.
The counselling service have produced a number of leaflets which are available from this website or from Student Services. Also available are some information cards produced by the Mental Health Adviser Service.
www.student.counselling.co.uk/ - visit the website for information about a range of difficulties that students may be coping with.
Should you wish to make an informal complaint please see the Student Services complaints procedure and form