How can counselling help you?
The counselling service is there to help you with any mental health or personal concerns and with any academic difficulties.
Students come to counselling for very different reasons. Some may have experienced difficulties for a long time and finally want to do something about it. Others feel just fine but have come into a situation where they need advice, for instance regarding a difficult decision.
Why not talk to friends and family? In many cases, speaking to friends and family is a great relief and helps you to feel better. But, even students who have a supportive family or a lot of helping friends, sometimes prefer to seek professional help from a counsellor.
Reasons for this:
- all our counsellors are registered experienced psychologists and psychotherapists. Find out more about our team of counsellors.
- they are 'neutral'; they don't have any expectations of you and they don't follow any personal agenda about how you should feel or behave
- they are there to listen to you - so you don't have to fear that you cause them to worry or that your problems are 'getting too much' for them
- they will keep everything you say (and the fact that you come to see them) strictly confidential. Find out more about confidentiality.
If you are unsure whether you really need counselling or whether counselling will work for you, do not hesitate to make an appointment .
You can talk openly to your counsellor about any doubts and ask them all the questions you may have.
By seeing a counsellor for a first appointment, you do not commit yourself to further sessions of counselling.