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University Counselling Service

Student Counselling

The University Counselling Service sees students in the Student Counselling Service

The Service is not funded to see College staff, but we are able to offer a single session in the Student Counselling Service to staff who have a College contract. This would normally be to help you find suitable support elsewhere.

Sometimes a consultation appointment is useful as an opportunity to discuss your situation in confidence. If counselling seems an appropriate way forward, College staff can then:

  • Ask their GP for a referral
  • Contact one of the local agencies providing counselling in the Cambridge area (see details below)
  • Find a private counsellor or therapist via the BACP, UKCP or BABCP websites (see details below)
  • See their line manager or College Personnel officer to ask whether the college could fund private counselling

N.B. If you have a University contract as well as being employed by a College, you can be seen in the Staff Counselling Service.

Useful websites

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)

Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapists (ACAT)

Association for Family Therapy (AFT)

College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT), (formerly BASRT, British Association for Sexual and Relationship Therapists)

Local agencies with self-referral


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.

Relate Cambridge

3 Brooklands Ave, Cambridge CB2 8BB.
Tel: 01223 357424
Open Mon-Fri: 9am-9pm; Sat: 9am-1pm

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.