Talking Therapies Talking Therapies

We offer a range of talking therapies that can help you understand and manage your challenges.

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In a counselling session, you talk to the counsellor about whatever you’re going through.

The counsellor won’t usually give you advice. Instead, they’ll help you talk through your problems so you can understand your own situation, resolve your own issues and discover alternative ways of coping.

Counselling can help with concerns about things such as anxiety, depression, identity, sexuality, relationships, grief and loss, transitions, spirituality, homesickness, abuse, concerns around eating and body image and concerns with your studies.

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs)

PWPs help people with common mental health problems like anxiety and depression.

PWP’s focus on setting goals and helping you develop new strategies and ways of viewing a situation, supporting you to work towards an active recovery. PWPs use materials based on CBT (see below).

PWPs will also help you overcome any barriers you face in accessing treatment.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT explores the relationship between your thoughts, behaviours and physical feelings. By changing how you think, act or feel, you can break free of vicious cycles that are keeping you ‘stuck’.

CBT has been proven to be very helpful for people with low moods and anxiety, panic disorder, social phobia and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

For CBT to be effective it is important that you put in some time and effort, completing tasks and practice between sessions


We keep all student information confidential, in line with the University Confidentiality Policy of Student Services and the GDPR.

Student Services keep records of interactions with students with only authorised members of staff able to view student files. However, if a student is at risk of harming themselves or others, we may have to break confidentiality to ensure their or others safety

We will explain confidentiality in full at your first appointment.


Get in touch

In order to access any of the services we will need to understand your needs and gather some information from you to help us ensure you receive the right support, please complete the online referral or call in to the Student Services Wellbeing Centre to provide details.

You must tell us if you need to cancel a booking and get in touch afterwards if you miss one. Read more about our requirements for bookings and cancellations.