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University Counselling Service

Student Counselling

Lent Term 2023 Groups and Workshops

We run three kinds of groups at UCS - workshops, focused groups and longer counselling groups. 

The workshops are generally one-off events and do not require any ongoing commitment.  

The focused groups are for people who want help with a particular issue.  Longer counselling groups offer support over a period of several weeks.

To ensure a group experience, we aim to run groups and workshops of six participants or more and if there are insufficient numbers to run a group or workshop it may be cancelled.

Workshops - what happens next?

Once we receive your workshop registration form, you will get a text message to confirm your place. If the workshop is online, you will receive the Zoom invitation to attend up to a day before it starts.

Please be aware, if you register for multiple workshops at the same time, you will receive one text confirming your place on all of them, so make a note of the workshops you have booked onto.

If you wish to register for any of the workshops which are open for registrations, please click on the following link: Workshop registration form

In order to for students to join the online workshops, you will need to either download Zoom ( or install the app on your mobile phone or tablet (search for Zoom US). 

Groups- what happens next?

Please be aware that you can only attend one group at a time. Please therefore register for your first choice this term. There will be opportunities to attend other groups in another term. For general information about groups at the Counselling Service, please click here.

You are welcome to book places on our one or two session workshops alongside your other counselling commitments. Unless otherwise stated all our groups and workshops are open to undergraduates and postgraduates.

If you wish to register for any of our groups, please click on the following link: Group registration form

You can also click on the links in the list below to find out more about each group and workshop.





Bereavement Group

(6 sessions)

Monday 6 February -

Monday 13 March

3.00 - 4.30pm

Learning to be Assertive Group

(4 sessions)

Tuesday 14th February - 

Tuesday 7 March

2.00 - 3.30pm

Undergraduate Group

(14 sessions, excluding Easter vacation)

Thursday 9 February -

Thursday 16 March

(plus 27 April - 15 June)

11.00 - 12.30pm


This group is now full so we are no longer accepting registrations

Monday 6 February - 

Monday 6 March

11.00 - 12.30pm

Self-Compassion Group

(4 sessions)

Friday 24 February -

Friday 17 March

1.45 - 3.15pm

Postgraduate Group

(14 sessions, incuding Easter vacation)

Wednesday 1 March - 

Wednesday 29 March

(plus 19 April - 14 June)

2.30 - 4.00pm


Returning from Intermission Workshops for Undergraduates



Time Well Spent



Wednesday 1 February  1.30 - 3.00pm

Understanding & Managing your Anxiety

Wednesday 8 February  1.30 - 3.00pm

Workshop for all students.



Introduction to Self-Compassion

Wednesday 8 February  3.30 - 5.00pm

Learning Grounding & Self-Soothing Techniques

Tuesday 14 February 

Monday 6 March

11.00 - 12.00pm

2.00 - 3.00pm

Understanding & Managing Your Anxiety

Tuesday 14 February 

Thursday 9 March

2.00 - 3.30pm

9.30 - 11.00am

Time Well Spent Tuesday 14 February

3.00 - 4.30pm

Address your Stress

(Held in person at the UCS, Floor 3, arrive at UCS Reception who will show you to the room)

Tuesday 14 February  12.30 - 2.00pm

Understanding & Managing Procrastination

Wednesday 15 February  1.30 - 3.00pm
Imposter Syndrome Monday 20 February 1.30 - 3.00pm

Understanding & Managing Low Mood

(Held in person at the UCS, Floor 3, arrive at UCS Reception who will show you to the room)

Tuesday 21 February 11.30 - 1.00pm

How Art Thou? Accessing emotions through an art related method

(Held in person at the UCS, Floor 3, arrive at UCS Reception who will show you to the room)

Wednesday 22 February 3.30 - 5.00pm

A Good Night's Sleep

Thursday 23 February 3.00 - 4.30pm
Perfectionism Friday 24 February 1.30 - 3.00pm

Workshops for Postgraduate Students



Time Well Spent

Friday 10 February 9.30 - 11.00am

How to Get the Best Out of Your Supervisory Relationship

Friday 24 February  3.00 - 4.30pm