Counselling

Counselling is about exploring any worries, anxieties, problems or feelings that may be interfering in your personal or academic life. These issues may be in the here and now or in the past.

It is a chance for you to be listened to, for your worries to be taken seriously, and to be supported in reaching your own decisions.

Counselling is confidential. Even if a tutor or other member of staff or parent helps you to make an appointment, the content of the session remains confidential unless you give us permission to discuss it.

The exception is if your counsellor is very concerned there is a serious risk to your health or someone else.

No problem is too big or too small to take to counselling - if it is bothering you then it is worth sharing.

The counsellors are used to hearing about all kinds of issues - nothing is taboo: homesickness, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, group problems, bereavement, suicidal feelings, academic problems, sexual identity, abuse issues, eating disorders, mental health issues, low self-esteem, and transition to or from college.

Email counselling is also available if you think that would suit you better.

All the counsellors work within the ethical requirements of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.