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Staff counselling

The University Counselling Service isn't just for students - it's also available for all members of staff. We can offer one-to-one consultations, and you can also make use of our self-help resources.

It may be helpful for members of staff to consult the Policy for Psychological Wellbeing and Avoidance and Management of Stress, which is provided by Human Resources.

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The University Counselling Service is working to current university and government guidance and are working online offering appointments by telephone, MS Teams and video, we are currently unable to see clients face-to-face.

To contact us, please email:
To book an appointment visit Staff
Our self-help material may also be of use and be found here

What to expect from your counselling consultation

Your consultation will last between 30 and 50 minutes. The time will be used to discuss your situation in more depth to help you gain a clearer understanding of what has been happening and to think about some strategies that might help. Your counsellor may also suggest some self-help resources, groups or workshops that are relevant to you, and provide you information about other local services.

Many people find that a single counselling consultation will give them the support and insight they need to get on with their lives without further help. in some cases, however, the counsellor may suggest a follow-up appointment.

Before attending your counselling consultation, read this leaflet.

Missed appointments and late cancellation of appointments

We recognise that it is sometimes difficult to attend appointments at the University Counselling Service, however, we are very busy service and late cancellations and missed appointments cannot be offered to other students and staff who are waiting.  Our full policy can be found here.




Togetherall logo Nov 2020

Togetherall provides a safe space for members to engage anonymously with a wider network of people across the world who understand what it's like to struggle with mental health.

Members can share thoughts and feelings, ask questions and access support 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Trained mental health workers monitor the site to pick up any problems and to guide users in the right direction for support. There are also creative tools to help express how you are feeling and a wide range of self-guided courses to do at your own pace. 

Togetherall is the only digital mental health service registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The University of nottingham has taken out a membership so it is free to use for all staff and students.

How to join

  • Visit Togetherall's website 
  • Click 'register' 
  • Select 'I'm from a university or college'
  • Register with your academic email address (

Togetherall is available via the app or by visiting from a device connected to the internet.



University Counselling Service

The Orchards
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0)115 951 3695

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