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University Counselling Service

Student Counselling

A longer-term group offers an opportunity to address a range of ‘life issues’ such as relationships, identity, direction, difficulties in academic life, or to gain support over the longer term with problems which are not going to be resolved quickly. They can be a ‘time out’ from university life, which might feel either pressurised or isolated. The supportive and nurturing environment of a group provides an opportunity to see yourself through the eyes of others and to bring your own understanding into the group to help others. Commitment to regular attendance is vital to allow trust to build up within the group.

The Postgraduate group continues through the vacations as well as terms. It offers, among other things, support through the sometimes solitary experience of independent study and research. Group members need to be prepared to commit for 15 weeks.

To register your interest in attending a group or workshop, please complete the group or workshop registration form, which can be found by clicking onto the following link: Complete Groups or Workshop Registration Form online.

If you are already in individual counselling, speak with your counsellor. A pre-group exploratory meeting with the group counsellor will then be arranged for you.

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

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