Therapeutic models

We offer short-term counselling or therapy of up to six sessions, however we find that need varies greatly from student to student – some attend for one session while others choose to meet for six. Our service aims to help students work through their difficulties, understand themselves better and find better ways of coping in their academic or personal lives.

The experienced team includes qualified counsellors and qualified psychotherapists offering either Person-Centred Counselling or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. 

Person-Centred Counselling

Person-Centred Counselling is a process that aims to help you focus on and understand more clearly issues that concern or trouble you. Counselling can help you explore your feelings in a safe environment;  it can help you gain a better understanding of your concerns or anxieties and how these impact on the choices you make.  Counselling offers you a space to explore these issues that may help you feel more confident in making decisions or changes that are right for you. More information on Person Centred Counselling can be found here.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a short-term psychological treatment. You will work with your therapist to identity and understand your problems in terms of the relationship between thoughts, feelings and behaviour. CBT is typically based in the here-and-now and has been demonstrated to be effective in the treatment for a variety of problems from anxiety and panic attacks, to low mood and poor self-esteem. More information about CBT can be found here What is CBT.