This article explains what counselling is and how it works.
The Student Wellbeing Service offers confidential help with a wide range of personal and emotional concerns and is available to every student at the University, free of charge. All kinds of students find their way to us from all over the University and for all sorts of reasons.
The service has three strands: wellbeing advice, counselling, and mental health advice. They are all linked together so when you apply you only have to approach us once – we will sort out which one is most likely to meet your needs.
Counselling is a collaborative process which requires commitment, motivation and active involvement. The Student Wellbeing Service has a number of experienced counsellors who help students with a whole range of problems. Counselling:
Email counselling follows the same fundamental principles as face to face counselling but uses a different medium. Instead of a weekly face to face appointment in the counsellor's room, a weekly email is exchanged between counsellor and client.
Some students may find it difficult to attend face to face counselling for a variety of reasons:
When you register for our service there is an opportunity to indicate if you are interested in online support and your reasons for this.
Email counselling may not be suitable for all students, and may not always be available, but we will take your preference into account when considering what support we can offer.
Making an appointment
Please read this article on how to access support from the Student Wellbeing Service and complete the online registration form. The information is entered on a secure, separate server and is confidential to the Student Wellbeing Service.