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Counselling & Mental Health Support

Counselling & Mental Health Support

 

The Counselling and Mental Health Support Service offers free and confidential in-person and online support for students at King’s. 

What is Counselling? 

Counselling offers a safe and supportive space to help you explore your problems, share and gain insight into your feelings, thoughts and behaviour.  This is a free and confidential service. The counsellor is there to help you identify and understand more clearly what may be impacting on your daily life.  

A 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.  

Our counselling service offers cognitive behavioural (CBT) and integrative or psychodynamic group and individual therapy, depending on what best suits your needs.  

When you register with the Counselling & Mental Health Support service at King’s, whenever possible, as well as your presenting issues we will consider preferences such as gender, sexuality, language and race when allocating you to one of the team.   

What is Mental Health Advice? 

  • Mental health includes how we feel, think, behave and act and therefore is an integral part of your overall general health and well-being. 
  • As a student at King's College London, you can talk to the university’s Mental Health Advisors (MHA’s) for practical support, information, advice and guidance about concerns or difficulties they may have. 
  • Meetings with a MHA are a friendly and informal space in which to discuss your concerns and get help to access the necessary support to ensure you fulfil your potential whilst studying at King's College London.   
  • You may not be clear as to what help or support you may need, or what is most appropriate for your needs. Speaking with a Mental Health Advisor with help this process.

Are there mental health & wellbeing support resources to access online? 

Yes, we have some written resources you can access and read, including tips and techniques to help you manage yourself, your thoughts and feelings. You can access these resources any time, for tips and guidance as and when you need them. 

For general tips and advice for your wellbeing while at university, check out: Top tips on managing your mental health & wellbeing. 

For more specific help, we have a series of articles you may find helpful: 

What can I do to help manage anxious feelings?  

We all experience anxious feelings from time to time. They may get especially intense when we are facing stressful life events such as an upcoming exam, job interview or difficulties in our relationships. In this article we help you understand anxious feelings, the thoughts associated with them, and what you can do to help yourself. 

Tips & techniques for managing worry & insomnia 

Have you ever been told you think too much? Rumination means brooding or thinking in a circular and unhelpful way. In this article we help you understand patterns of worrying, rumination, and insomnia which can sometimes result if you’re worried. We present you with tips for challenging worrying thoughts and how to improve your sleep. 

Tips & techniques for managing procrastination

Procrastination always has a feeling of ‘hostility to the task’. You might feel this as dread, resentment, frustration; this affects our motivation, behaviour and mood. In this article, we help you understand procrastination better, and offer you tips and guidance on how to challenge unhelpful thoughts and stop procrastinating. 

Tips & techniques for managing low mood  

We all have times when our mood is low and we may feel sad or miserable about life – it does not always mean something is wrong. Feeling low is common after distressing events or major life changes, but sometimes periods of low mood happen for no obvious reason. You may feel tired, lacking confidence, frustrated, angry or worried. In this article, we help you understand low mood, and offer tips on how you can challenge unhelpful thought patterns and behaviour to help you start to feel better. 

For more articles like this and further support, please visit:     

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