Student Counselling Service
We offer individual counselling sessions and groups, and online and telephone counselling to support you.
Sessions during the coronavirus pandemic
We are still offering sessions by phone or video call.
We offer individual one-to-one counselling sessions with experienced counsellors.
Therapeutic groups are a support network and safe space to discuss your issues with peers, led by a trained counsellor.
Mental Health Advisory Service
The Mental Health Advisory Service is for students with more complex mental health difficulties. It is open to students who are referred by their doctor.
Support for a request for extenuating circumstances
You can use evidence of using the Student Counselling Service to support a request for extenuating circumstances.
All our services are free to all UK-based undergraduate and postgraduate taught and research students.
How to request support
You cannot book any of the services offered by the Student Counselling Service directly. Complete the Request Wellbeing Support form to request support for yourself or another student you are worried about. Our advisers will direct you to the most suitable support or service for you.
All our counsellors and mental health advisers are trained in issues relevant for university students.
We will try to match you with a counsellor with a specific background if you ask for this, but you may need to wait longer for an appointment because of staff availability. We will also take into consideration any accessibility needs or concerns about inclusive facilities you have told us about on the form.
After you submit the form
If you are assigned to the Student Counselling Service for one-to-one counselling, a therapeutic group, or a mental health adviser, you will receive an email offering an appointment with a counsellor.
If you are not in the UK
Complete the Request Wellbeing Support form. If our team decide counselling is the right support for you, your counselling will be through an external company, not through Student Counselling.
We value your feedback and use it to improve our services. You can share it anonymously if you prefer.