The Student Counselling Service opening hours are 9am to 4.45pm (Monday to Friday) for enquiries. We are closed at the weekend.
Make a New Appointment
We offer free brief therapy to current University of Edinburgh students . Scope of Care. Therapy sessions are available in person, video call (Microsoft Teams), telephone and email.
To arrange your initial consultation appointment, register with the service by completing the online self-referral form.
- Your University Login (EASE) is Required to Access the Form. You need to have completed the full matriculation (registration) process, as the form access is restricted to current students.
- If you are having trouble using the form please email us so that we can help.
If you've already submitted your referral form and are on our waiting list for a consultation appointment, as we do sometimes get late cancellations, it is possible for you to phone our main office (0131 650 4170) to see if have any free appointment that have become available at short-notice.
Same-Day Appointments (SDA)
Same-Day appointments are available to be booked on the day on weekdays (Monday to Friday). These 20 minute appointments will offer a brief helpful conversation to explore the issue(s) causing difficulty or distress and look at the next best steps to take. Find out more on the Same-Day Appointment (SDA) page.
Cancel or Change an Existing Appointment
Please email us with as much notice as possible if you can’t make it to a scheduled appointment. Please note the information on our Cancellation Policy
Worried About a Student?
If you are family, a friend of a student who is coming to us for counselling, or staff member please read the information on this site before getting in touch.
British Sign Language
British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact the University of Edinburgh via contact Scotland-BSL, the online British sign Language video relay interpreting Service. You will find more information on their website.
Find Our Offices
Moray House Lodge - building closed, staff working online