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University Counselling Service

Student Counselling

This page contains a list of other agencies that might be useful sources of information, advice or help for you or for someone you know. Those organisations within the University are listed first and then others within the local community. We've included a brief description of what each offers and a link to their web site where one exists.

Agencies within the University

Accommodation Service

Kellet Lodge, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge, CB2 1QJ
Accommodation Service

Helps current students, academics, staff and visiting scholars to find suitable accommodation.

Careers Service

Student Services Centre, Bene't Street Cambridge CB2 3PT
Tel: 01223 338283
Careers Service

Provides careers education, information and guidance to students and alumni of the University of Cambridge.


21 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA
Childcare Office

Offers childcare nurseries and holiday play-schemes

Cambridge SU

SU Building, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge CB2 1RX
Tel: 01223 333313
Network: (3)33313

Reception and Services open Monday-Friday 9.30am until 5.00pm. (closed at the moment) 


 Student Advice Service (part of Cambridge SU)

The Student Union Advice Service provide a confidential, independent and impartial service. Please get in touch for support, advice or information.




A policy and procedure for responding to harassment, bullying or other inappropriate behaviour.

Accessibility & Disability Resource Centre

Student Services Centre, Ground Floor,

Benet Street, Cambridge CB2 3PT
Tel: 01223 332301
Textphone: 01223 764085
Disability Resource Centre

Provides advice, information and support to students at the University.

International student Office

Student Services Centre, Bene't Street, Cambridge CB2 3PT
Tel: 01223 764680
International student office

Offers advice to international students who have been accepted to Cambridge or who are in residence. Also provides induction and orientation information for new students.


Tel:01223 744444 7pm-7am nightly

A helpline run by students for students during full term only.

Student Minds Cambridge is a peer-produced online guide to finding mental health support in Cambridge. 


Agencies in the local community

Cambridge Adult Eating Disorder Service

Cambridge & Peterborough Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust
CPFT Eating Disorder Service

Information about the local NHS services for adults with eating disorders.

Cambridgeshire Mental Health Care

Cambridge Mental Health Care
Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT)

Cambridge DHIVERSE

Office B, Dales Brewery, Gwydir Street, Cambridge CB1 2LJ.
Tel: 01223 508805

HIV education, resources, and support in the field of sexual health.

Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre

Box R, 12 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 2AD.
Helpline tel: 01223 245888. Helpline open Wednesdays 7.30pm-9.30pm (24hour voicemail)
Cambridge Rape Crisis

Information, advice and support for women survivors of rape and sexual abuse and for those supporting them.

SARC - Sexual Assault Referral Centre

The Elms, Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Hinchingbrooke Park, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire, PE29 6NT
Tel: 0800193 5434     SARC -The Elms 

Cambridge Student Health

Cambridge Student Health
Association of Student GP Practices in Cambridge website.
ESC Student app - by Expert Self Care Ltd

Cambridge Women's Aid

Womens Aid
CWA offers information, advice and ongoing practical and emotional support to women experiencing domestic abuse in strictest confidence 01223 460947.

Change Grow Live - Cambridgeshire Adult Alcohol Service

Mill House, Brookfields Hospital, 351 Mill Road, Cambridge CB1 3DF. Tel: 0300 555 0101 (local rate)

Change Grow Live

Assessment, advice and treatment for people suffering from drug or alcohol dependency and concerned others.

Choices Counselling

Alex Wood Hall, Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD
Tel: 01223 358149
Choices Counselling

A confidential counselling service in Cambridge for those whose lives are affected by childhood sexual abuse.

The Cogwheel Trust

47-51 Norfolk Street, Cambridge CB1 2LD.
Tel/Fax: 01223 464385

Offers a wide range of counselling and consultancy resources for individuals, couples, families and groups. Children and adults alike.

Cruse Bereavement Care
(Cambridge Branch)

Helpline: 01223 633536 Monday-Friday 9.30-1.30pm


Bereavement care open to all. Telephone helpline, individual help or counselling, drop-in coffee sessions, groups for the newly bereaved and those bereaved by suicide, children's play scheme and counselling for children. There is no charge for Cruse services however any donations are appreciated.


185 East Road, Cambridge CB1 1BG
Tel: 01223 350599

Drinksense is a registered charity providing counselling, information and support for people with alcohol related problems and their carers and families. Services which are offered include telephone contact for information, counselling, support and education.

Group Therapy Centre - Cambridge

Currently meeting via

Tel: 01223 357221. Fax: 01223 357229
Group Therapy Centre

Long-term and short-term therapy groups. Daytime and evening groups at low-cost.

Lime Tree Clinic - Sexual Health

351 Mill Road, Cambridge, CB1 3DF
Tel: 0300 300 3030
Lime Tree Clinic

Provides contraception, sexual health information and STI Screening.

NHS Choices

Emergency Medical helpline: 111
NHS Choices

Medical advice and information.

Qwell - Online Support

Qwell - Online Support
Tel:  0300 303 4363 
Chat-based counselling open Mon-Fri: 12pm-10pm, Sat-Sun: 6pm-10pm

Online support and wellbeing community, including booked and drop-in chat-based counselling, online peer support, self-help resources and personal development tools.

Relate Cambridge

3 Brooklands Ave, Cambridge CB2 8BB.
Tel: 01223 347712 
Open Mon-Fri: 9am-5.30pm

Support and counselling for individuals or couples experiencing relationship difficulties. Sex therapy service and drop-in counselling also available. Open to everyone regardless of their ability to pay.

(Cambridge Branch)

4 Emmanuel Road, Cambridge CB1 1JW.
24-hour helpline: Freephone 116 123

local number 033009457 (10.30am-10.00pm Mon-Sunday


Befriending helpline for those in crisis or despair. Open 24 hours and 365 days.


Counselling & Psychotherapy Organisations

The following professional counselling organisations' websites can be used to find counsellors & therapists working privately in the locality:

Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapists (ACAT)


Association for Family Therapy (AFT)


British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

Counselling UK (aimed more at members of the public)
BACP (aimed more at counsellors & therapists)

British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)


College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT)


International Therapist Directory


United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)