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University Counselling Service

Student Counselling

Lent Term timetable.

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. 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.

To apply for workshops please click here and complete the form titled 'Workshop Registration Form'

During the COVID-19 situation, all University Counselling Service groups and workshops will be held remotely, online via until further notice.

In order to for students to join, 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.

To apply for a group please click here Group registration form

Click on the links in the list below to find out more about each group and workshop.

Returning from Intermission Workshops for Undergraduates




Time Well Spent Wednesday 19 January 1.30 - 3.00pm
Understanding and Managing your Anxiety Wednesday 26 January 1.30 - 3.00pm
Self-Compassion Wednesday 9 February  1.30 - 3.00pm


Short Courses




Bereavement group

(6 sessions)

Monday 7 February -

Monday 14 March

3.30 - 5.00pm

Learning to be Assertive Group 

(4 sessions)

Tuesday 15 February -

Tuesday 8 March

11.30 am -  1.00pm

Undergraduate Group

(13 sessions , excluding Easter vacation)

Wednesday 16 February -

Wednesday 16 March

(plus 27 April - 15 June) 

3.30 - 5.00pm

Healthy Self Esteem Group

(4 sessions)

Thursday 17 February -

Thursday 17 March

12.45 - 2.15pm

Managing Low Mood Group 

(4 sessions)

Friday 18 February -

Friday 11 March

12.30 - 2.00pm

Self-compassion Group 

(4 sessions)

Wednesday 23 February -

Wednesday 16 March

3.30 - 5.00pm

Postgraduate Group

(15 sessions, including Easter vacation)

Wednesday 2 March -

Wednesday 6 April

3.30 - 5.00pm

Workshops for ALL students




Understanding & Managing Your Anxiety 

Tuesday 8 February

Wednesday 9 March

1.00 - 2.30pm

9.30 - 11.00am

Introduction to Self-Compassion 

Tuesday 8 February

Thursday 10 March

3.30 - 5.00pm

9.30 - 11.00am


Friday 11 February

11.00 - 12.30pm

Learn Grounding and Self-Soothing Techniques

Tuesday 15 February

Monday 7 March

11.00 - 11.45am

2.00 - 2.45pm

Understanding and Managing Procrastination  

Tuesday 15 February

1.30 - 3.00pm

Time Well Spent  Wednesday 16 February 3.00 - 4.30pm
Imposter Syndrome  Monday 21 February 1.30 - 3.00pm
Address Your Stress Wednesday 23 February 3.00 - 4.30pm
How Art Thou (Accessing your Emotions Through an Art-related Method) Friday 25 February 1.30 - 3.00pm
A Good Night's Sleep Wednesday 2 March 3.30 - 5.00pm

Hold the Hope (a self-care workshop for survivors of sexual violence)

(This workshop is run over two sessions)

Wednesday 2 March &

Wednesday 9 March

3.30 - 5.00pm
Become Your Own Wellness Coach Wednesday 9 March 3.00 - 4.30pm

Workshops for Postgraduate students



Improving the relationship with your supervisor

Tuesday 1 March 3.30 - 5.00pm
Time Well Spent Wednesday 9 March 3.30 - 5.00pm