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.
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.