Confidential counselling and support for students Confidential counselling and support for students

Confidential Counselling support for students

The University Counselling service (UCS) is part of the Wellbeing team within the Student Support Service. Our aim is to enable students to realise their potential, participate fully in University life and to leave the University well prepared for the future.

The UCS offers 1-1 brief counselling/therapy services. We have a range of counsellors and therapists who offer support from a variety of therapeutic approaches. In addition our service offers a range of wellbeing support groups and workshops throughout the academic year.

The UCS collaboratively works with other Student Support Services to enable integrated care and support.  All service provision is provided in a sensitive and responsive manner. We recognise the diversity within the student body and have a firm commitment to equal opportunities. 

Please be aware that demand for counselling services can be very high during certain periods of the year. The team endeavours to offer all initial counselling assessments in a timely manner. During your initial assessment you will provided with information on a range of self-help and wellbeing resources. Where required students may be signposted towards other support services that can offer the specialist interventions best suited to their current needs. 

Please do take the time to explore the Student Support Service website (Self-help information) as you will find a range of Wellbeing resources and information that can be accessed whilst waiting for counselling sessions or group support to begin.

Please contact the UCS reception on 01603 592651 or via if you would like further information on how to access our services.

Please note that the counselling service cannot provide crisis intervention services.  If you or a friend are experiencing a psychological or medical crisis please contact your GP service immediately.