University Counselling Service
The University Counselling Service is free, and available to all undergraduate students in residence and graduate students on the register, including students of the Theological Colleges.
The Service primarily offers short-term counselling. As well as individual counselling, it provides Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and access to guided self-help, where this is appropriate.
Many people don't know that they can self-refer to the counselling service. To arrange a counselling assessment appointment, you just have to complete a 'Pre-Counselling Form' available here. The form is intended to be thought-provoking, but you do not need to give long answers; you can also put "I would prefer to talk about this in person" if it is difficult to write about, though the more information you can give them the easier it will be for them to arrange an appointment with an appropriate counsellor. You will need your Raven login to access the form.
Once you have submitted the form, you will receive an email acknowledging your submission. Then you will receive an offer for an appointment, though you may have to join a waiting list during peak times.
The counselling service also hosts a range of groups and workshops, which may be a better form of treatment for many people. To find out about groups and workshops for this term check out their timetable here.
Mondays: 9.00 - 5.30
Tuesdays: 9.00 - 7.30
Wednesdays: 9.00 - 5.30
Thursdays: 9.00 - 7.30
Fridays: 9.00 - 5.00
The Service remains open throughout the year except for brief closures at Christmas and Easter. Reception hours and evening opening may be reduced at certain times during the summer period.
Telephone: 01223 332865