If you are experiencing emotional or psychological difficulties and feel you would benefit from talking to someone, our counselling team offers a free, confidential, one-to-one service.
The Counselling Service Offers:
- A safe place to discuss any issues or problems with a qualified counsellor
- A free and confidential one to one service
- A chance to explore emotional or psychological issues in a therapeutic setting. All counsellors subscribe to the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists' code of ethics.
Counselling can help with many issues including:
- adjusting to university life
- dealing with a crisis or immediate concern
- anxieties about aspects of study including exams and presentations
- general stress ad anxiety
- feelings of panic
- general unhappiness
- relationship difficulties
Many students may find they can benefit from counselling - it provides a safe, confidential place where you can discuss any issues or problems you have with a qualified counsellor.
- family problems
- bereavement and loss
- loneliness and homesickness
- lack of self confidence or low self esteem
- managing transitions
- making difficult decisions
- traumatic experiences including rape, assault and abuse
- difficulties with alcohol or drugs
- issues around sex and sexuality
- eating problems
- suicidal thoughts
- adjusting to a new culture/language
- referral to other services where appropriate
No problem is too big or too small. You can access counselling in the following ways:
Make an initial assessment appointment: Contact us to book an appointment on (0151) 904 6123 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling in to Kingsway House. An Initial assessments appointment lasts about 30 minutes and covers two areas: Firstly, for you to hear how the Counselling Service works and what we offer, including confidentiality, how you are allocated to a counsellor, how often you'll meet, etc. Secondly, it is a chance for us to find out what is concerning you, gather your contact information and see when you are available for counselling.
Come to a drop-in session: A drop-in session is similar to an initial assessment but you don't need to book an appointment. Drop-in sessions run 2pm-3pm, Monday to Friday.
In case of emergency: during opening hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm), please telephone to speak to a counsellor and/or come to the Counselling Service reception in Kingsway House.
The Counselling Team includes:
email@example.com Jenny Smith
firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Bluett
email@example.com Penny Bradshaw
firstname.lastname@example.org Alan Walford
email@example.com Adrian Harmer
For those students who need more practical support for their mental health and wellbeing, we have a student wellbeing adviser who is a registered mental health practitioner. Please see the link to the left for more information about the student wellbeing adviser.