Student Counselling Service

We are trained and experienced counsellors who offer specialised emotional support to our students.

We value and respect differences and our service is free, inclusive and available to undergraduates, postgraduate taught and postgraduate research students.

How to get support

Register for support

*All calls are recorded and kept for up to 12 months so we can support you effectively.

Nilaari: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic counselling

If you would find it helpful to get support from a culturally appropriate counselling service, contact our colleagues at Nilaari: Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic counselling.

If you are offered counselling

If we offer you counselling, we will invite you to an initial single session.

We hope this session will help if you have a specific issue you want to deal with quickly. One session may be enough.

We call these 'one at a time' sessions. If you feel a follow-up session would be helpful, we can schedule further sessions one at a time, as needed.

We will reply by email to all requests within 3 working days.

Counselling sessions

Unfortunately we cannot always schedule appointments outside of your study timetable.

If possible please try and attend the appointment we offer you. You may need to miss a lecture or practical. We realise you may not want to miss any study but encourage you to put your self first. 

Each session lasts 50 minutes.

Information about your appointment

  • We will email you your appointment details.
  • The email includes details of where you need to go for your appointment.
  • The day before your appointment, we will send you an online questionnaire to complete.
  • If you are unable to attend your appointment, contact us. Our contact details are included in the appointment email.

Before your appointment

Think about what you would like from the meeting with your counsellor. Is there anything you have done before that you found helpful?

If you want a follow up appointment

If you found the session useful and want to book another one, you can schedule one to fit with your timetable.

We will give you details of how to do this at your initial counselling session.

Extenuating circumstances

If you are applying for extenuating circumstances and have been using our service, find out how we can help. 

Accessibility

Hampton House, Clifton Campus

Hampton House is fully accessible for students with disabilities.

  • The lift is accessible for wheelchairs. If you are unable to use the stairs in the event of a fire alarm, we can see you in an accessible room or create a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) with you.
  • We have a hearing loop available in the third-floor reception area.
  • Our toilets are gender neutral.
  • We have counsellors available who can speak Spanish.

Oldbury House, Clifton Campus

Oldbury House is not fully accessible for students with disabilities.

Langford Campus

This location is not fully accessible for students with disabilities.

Feedback

We value your feedback and use this information to help improve our services.

Complete our Student Counselling Service feedback form

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