Need help?

Before deciding you need counselling please first visit our Information and Advice where there is plenty of useful information and advice about how to deal with many issues. 

What is counselling?

Counselling offers a safe place to talk about personal, emotional, and psychological problems with a supportive and trained professional. Issues discussed in sessions will be kept confidential in line with our Confidentiality Statement

We usually offer up to four face-to-face appointments.  

We also offer online counselling  PDF icon for those who are not able to come in for face-to-face sessions as they:

  • may find it easier to email about personal issues than talk about them
  • are away from the campus
  • or are on vacation.

If after reading about Online Counselling, you decide you want to explore this option, then please indicate this on the form that you send to us.

Please select one of the following links to take you to the appropriate form if:

We will then contact you for an assessment to ensure that you, or the person you are concerned about, receives the most appropriate support.

Please also see our self-help section for useful information.

Opening hours

We offer appointments throughout the year during term-time on all three campuses. These happen Monday to Friday from 9 am – 4.30 pm. We also offer sessions on Tuesdays until 7 pm during term-time on the City Campus only. Appointment times during vacations may vary.

Emergency help

We are not an emergency or crisis service so if you can't wait for an appointment, please consider the following options depending on the urgency of your situation:



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Counsellor offering support to person
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