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University Counselling Service

The service was fantastic and I always felt comfortable and relaxed so I could express myself. I can now make the most of my University experience.

What is counselling?

Personal problems may impact your ability to study and achieve your potential at University. Counselling is an opportunity for you to discuss any concerns or issues you may have in a supportive and safe environment. Your counsellor will work with you to help you understand what is going on for you and to find a positive way forward.

How long will counselling last?

The University Counselling Service offers short-term counselling – the number of sessions will be agreed between you and your counsellor. Each appointment is 50 minutes. If you arrive late, it is unlikely your session will be extended due to other appointments and room availabilty.

How do I access counselling?

We must ensure that this type of support is the most suitable for you so if you are interested in counselling, please contact Enabling Services or come along to one of the Student Support Drop-in sessions to find out more infomation.

You will need to be registered at a UK doctor's surgery to access counselling through the University Counselling Service, however you will not need to provide us with any evidence from your GP to have counselling appointments.


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