Mental Health and Emotional Difficulties Support

Support with Emotional Difficulties and Mental Health

The 鶹Ƶ has 7 part-time Counsellors normally based in the Counselling Rooms on the Second Floor at Vernon Square.

Currently, sessions are provided both in person and online.

How can counselling help?

Counselling enables you to talk openly through your issues with a caring and supportive, but uninvolved professional. As such, you may find it helpful to talk to an experienced Counsellor in a confidential setting, without fear of being judged.

The Counsellor will provide you with an opportunity to:

  • Make sense of what is happening to you
  • Identify the cause of particular problems
  • Explore your thoughts and feelings
  • Enable a greater sense of self-awareness and insight
  • Explore destructive patterns of behaviour
  • Help you make better choices
  • Help you decide on the best course of action

Acceptance and respect for each individual is a vital part of the process. You can be confident that you will not be judged. The aim of counselling is to encourage you to find your own solutions.

The 鶹Ƶ counselling serviceis accessible to all students at The鶹Ƶ. You can self-refer using the onlinecounselling registration form on e-vision. You will have an assessment session and, depending on y our needs, will beallocated up to 6 further sessionsper academic year.

If you are unsure about whether counselling is for you please todiscuss your needs.


Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 10.00 am with the last appointment at 3.00 pm. You will be required to complete the Registration Form via eVision before your first appointment.

You can make an appointment by


If you are unable to keep an appointment with your counsellor, please inform us at least 24 hours before your appointment by

Further support

Student Space

Student Mindoffers a range of support programmes. One of these programmes is a new platform,, which was launched in July 2020. The ‘Student Space’ programme is designed to complement the mental health support already in place through universities, colleges and NHS services in England and Wales – filling potential gaps in provision and ensuring that all students have access to the support they need.

Student Space offers:

  • Immediate help for students in distress through therapeutic interventions – this may include text support, phone listening and guided cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Educational resources to help students manage stress and maintain good mental health and wellbeing in the context of the pandemic
  • A range of quality-assured online resources, such as guidance, apps, peer support platforms, and volunteering opportunities

The programme is still being developed in response to emerging student need, with services developed based on ongoing evaluation and assessment.

Find a Mental Health First Aid Champion on Campus

The 鶹Ƶ has a group of staff members trained as Mental Health First Aid Champions. While the Wellbeing Team are the first port of call for any wellbeing and welfare issues you may face, the following staff members can also provide staff and students with guidance and support:

Abdul Arush, Somerset House (contact Reception at Somerset House)

Vicky Falconer, Library, Vernon Square

Susan Horsfield, Reception, Vernon Square

Anjali Thakariya, Library Vernon Square