skip to content

University Counselling Service

Student Counselling

You can find below a selection of helpful resources.
Please note that whilst we hope that these resources are useful, the Counselling Service does not endorse the opinions expressed by other parties.

The Counselling Service suggests that people check the data collecting practices of online tools and apps that track mental health. 



Brook  - Sexual Health Advice

Families & Friends of Lesbians & Gays (FFLAG) - Supporting parents & families of LGBT people

Gendered Intelligence - Understanding Gender Diversity

GIRES - Gender Identity Research and Education Society

Guard Your Eyes - giving up porn

HIV Aware - National AIDS Trust

LGBT Switchboard - LGBT Helpline

Mindline Trans+ - Transgender Helpline

NAZ - Sexual Health resource for BAME and refugee communities

Pink Therapy Blog

Press for Change - Experts in Transgender Law

RU Coming Out

Stonewall - Acceptance without Exception

The Beaumont Society - Transgender Support

Youth Chances



CUSU LesBiGay Society: Old Examination Hall, Free School Lane, Cambridge CB2 3RF  Tel: 01223 (7)40777
Provides support for lesbian, bisexual, gay and transgender students at the University.



Mind - A-Z Mental Health Leaflets




The descriptions given are intended to provide a summary of the contents but should not be taken to imply that the Counselling Service endorses the opinions expressed.

 What You Really Really Want
Jaclyn Friedman, 2011

In this empowering, accessible guide, Jaclyn Friedman - co-editor of Yes Means Yes - gives young women the tools to decipher the modern world's confusing, hypersexualized, sometimes dangerous landscape so they can define their own sexual identity.


The New Male Sexuality
Dr Bernie Zilbergeld, 1999

A comprehensive guide to enhancing desire and arousal, focusing on pleasure rather than performance, and keeping sex exciting and fulfilling.



Resurrecting Sex: Solving Sexual Problems and Revolutionising your Relationship
David Schnarch, 2003

This self-help book guides the reader to resolve difficulties in sexual relationships. The author offers strategies for finding the best in yourself and overcoming your sexual difficulties.



Overcoming Sexual Problems
Vicki Ford, Robinson, 2010

A CBT self-help book containing advice to help you overcome sexual problems.



The Sex Book
Suzi Godson, Cassell, 2002

An informative guide to gender-neutral conventional and unconventional sexual behaviour.



Becoming Orgasmic: A Sexual and Personal Growth programme for Women
Julia Heiman, Joseph LoPiccolo, Leslie LoPiccolo, 2009

A personal and sensitively written book for any woman who has inhibitions about sex and wants to enhance the pleasure she gets from it.



The Whole Lesbian Sex Book
Felice Newman, Cleis Press, 2004

A comprehensive lesbian sex guide.




The Joy of Gay Sex
Charles Silverstein & Felice Picano, Harper Collins, 2009

A general reference on a number of diverse topics important to gay life and culture.



The Relate Guide to Sex in Loving Relationships
Sarah Litvinoff, Vermillion, 2008

Includes practical tasks, quizzes and talking points intended to reveal how you have become the sexual person you are. Seeks to show how this insight can be used to create a sexual rapport that is tailor-made for your relationship.