You do not have to wait until you are in a crisis before seeing a counsellor. In fact, problems are easier to deal with if approached early on.
What is counselling?
Counselling provides a safe and non-judgmental environment where thoughts and feelings can be expressed and explored. It can help you feel more in control of your life and be able to make choices or to cope with conflict, change or loss. It does not seek to give advice or to solve your problems for you. Some of the issues that students bring to counselling include:
· Problems with family and home-life
· Anxiety / panic attacks
· Eating disorders
Is it confidential?
Confidentiality is an essential part of counselling. Neither the content of your sessions nor the fact that you are attending for counselling will be divulged to anyone else unless it is felt that there is real danger of harm to yourself or others. In these circumstances, the Counsellor may feel it appropriate to breach confidentiality, but not without discussing it with you first wherever possible. Your material may be discussed with the Counsellor's supervisor, or the Director of Student Services, if necessary for safeguarding reasons.
How do I make an appointment?
Our Counsellor, Jo Brandon, offers appointments Mondays (9am - 5pm), Thursdays (9am - 6pm) and Fridays (9am until 4.30pm) from the start of September to the end of May. To request an appointment please email email@example.com.