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About College-Based Counselling

College-Based Counselling


COVID-19: Changes to College-Based Counselling Provision 

  • We are offering remote appointments for students both in the UK and abroad via (audio or video to suit your preferred option).
  • Where at all possible, your current College counsellor will be available to contact you.
  • These appointments we will be focussed on assessing your needs and offering support and advice on how to cope with and manage your current situation.
  • The appointments will usually last for around 45 minutes.
  • We can arrange follow-up emotional support appointments for students who remain abroad.
  • We can continue to offer counselling to all UK based students.
  • Where appropriate we can also signpost you to other sources of support.

College-Based Counselling is generally provided during FULL TERM in colleges taking part in this scheme. The College-Based Counsellors are part of the wider University Counselling Service (UCS) and governed by the same confidentiality policies, procedures and professional standards. 


How do I arrange an appointment?

Please follow the link below:

Making an Appointment

Please remember to select your College when applying.


Why choose College-Based Counselling?

Some students like the option of accessing counselling at their college within a familiar environment, whereas others may prefer the neutral setting of the UCS. This personal choice may also depend on your timetable, proximity to specific sites during term time, and both yours and the counsellor’s availability.

The welfare staff within your college, your family or friends may also signpost you to counselling, however the decision to apply is up to you.


How does it work?

The College-Based Counsellor is on-site during term time for a specific day/days of the week.

The Counsellor primarily offers a brief counselling model working to an agreed focus with advice on alternative support and/or onward referral where appropriate.


What happens if I want to apply to both the University Counselling Service and the College-Based Counsellor?

If you apply to the UCS at the same time as College-Based Counselling you will be added to both waiting lists and ensure being offered an appointment at the first available location.  

Regardless of where you receive counselling, you will continue to have full access to the UCS self-help resources and their available groups and workshops.

Please note the College-Based Counsellor is generally only available in FULL TERM.  At all other times counselling can be accessed at UCS.

(Please be aware that it is not possible to attend both services at the same time)


Does my College have a College-Based counsellor?

The following colleges are currently taking part in this scheme:



Please note some Colleges may also have a Counsellor available as part of their welfare provision, this is independent to the College-Based Counselling scheme.