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What is Counselling?Counselling offers you the chance to explore your concerns in a private and confidential setting with someone who is trained to listen and respond to you. It is based on the belief that people can, with support, find ways to understand and manage their difficulties; it is not being told what to do or how to solve problems or being judged, nor is it an instant solution to long-standing problems.
How can we help?
Student life is often a period of enormous change and it is quite normal to find this difficult at times. Sometimes a particular problem causes stress and makes it difficult to concentrate on academic work or to enjoy student life.
Our counsellors are trained to support students through a wide range of issues, such as:
- Academic Stress e.g. becoming a student, panic attacks, stress, difficulty sleeping, motivation
- Dealing with the psychological aspects of illness or disability
- Homesickness and Culture Shock
- Identity e.g. personal, sexual
- Mental Health e.g. depression, anxiety, fears
- Relationships e.g. family issues, personal relationships, pregnancy etc
- Self harming e.g. drugs, alcohol and eating difficulties
- Suicidal feelings
If you would like further information on any of the topics covered by our counsellor, please take a look at the 'Quick Links' on the left.
The Counselling Service offers you up to six sessions to look at issues currently affecting your life or may suggest other help after the first meeting.
Telephone: (01225) 876543.