Student Counselling

Our process – what to expect

We offer services in person, by video via Microsoft Teams, telephone and email. If you would like to register with the Counselling Service, the quickest way is to complete our online form.

link to self help resources

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Browse the information on our site

Before you complete our referral form you may find the self-help sections of this site helpful.

Self help

Complete our referral form

To register with the Student Counselling Service you need to self-refer using our secure online form. No-one else can refer you to our service.

Register now – secure online form

If you aren’t able to access our form, please email us.

Contact us

Once you have completed the form, you will receive an automated email confirming your referral.

Assessment appointment

Once we’ve processed your referral, we will get in touch offering you a video consultation at a time you have indicated you are available.  We will email to let you know the time when one of our counsellors will call you.   Emails will be sent to your University email account.

Next steps

At the end of your assessment, you and the counsellor will decide what the best steps are.  Normally one or more of the following:

  • recommendations for self help
  • brief counselling through the Service
  • a referral to another University service
  • a referral to an external service

Safe and confidential environment

Some people particularly struggle with finding the language to express how they feel. They are uncomfortable talking about what they perceive as failure, and find it hard to know where to turn to when it becomes impossible to ignore disturbing feelings, behaviours and physical symptoms.

Speaking to a professional counsellor gives you the opportunity to talk, listen and express yourself without being judged. 

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