The Counselling Service offers an additional way of receiving support at difficult or stressful times for those people who do not necessarily wish to register for ongoing counselling.
From 2018, Student Services now runs one drop-in service for all students. Depending on your needs you may speak with a Wellbeing Adviser from Advice and Guidance, a counsellor from the Counselling Service or a Mental Health Adviser. All you need to do is go to the Student Welfare Advice and Guidance reception desk in the Alsop Building.
Drop-in sessions are available 11am-3pm Monday to Friday.
Drop-In sessions with a counsellor
During this time you will have an opportunity to discuss whatever problems or issues that are causing you difficulties with a qualified counsellor. Whilst this is not a full counselling session as such, it will provide you with some space and time to consider how your problems are affecting you and possible ways forward.
If after this session you feel that ongoing counselling would be helpful, you can then of course choose to register fully with the Service and you will be allocated a time to see a counsellor as soon as possible.
People registering for ongoing counselling with the Service have the option of requesting to see either a female or male counsellor if they prefer. This choice may not always be available at the drop-in sessions.
Our aim with the Drop-in Service is to provide flexible support service for people who do not necessarily want to register for ongoing counselling, or for those who are uncertain as to the best sort of support for them.
The availability of drop-in may change during vacations. Please visit this page regularly for details of temporary changes.