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What is counselling?

Counselling offers a safe, confidential and supportive space, to help you explore your problems, share and gain insight into your feelings, thoughts and behaviour.

The counsellor is there to help you identify and understand more clearly what is bothering you. The counsellor can help you to gain a different perspective on yourself and/or your problems and aid you in making choices and changes that feel right for you. 

This is a free and confidential service.

What kind of problems can I bring to counselling?

Anything that is worrying you and disrupting your normal work, study or personal life can be talked over in counselling. For example problems with:

  • anxiety
  • bereavement
  • difficulties in concentrating or focusing on studies
  • depression
  • eating problems
  • family issues
  • friendships
  • gender identity
  • relationships
  • sexuality
  • sleeplessness
  • stress
  • substance misuse

Your concern may not fall into these categories but if it is causing you distress or difficulty, you are welcome to come and talk to a counsellor. Often students are not sure why they are coming when they first arrive, they just know that things are not okay for them.

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