Who are we?

The Life Lounge is a new Student Services initiative that opened in September, 2015. The Life Lounge brings together specialist services, free for students to access including:

  • Counselling
  • Student Liaison Officers (SLOs)
  • CBT Clinic
  • Study Skills
  • Nurse Advisor Clinic


Who is the service for?

The service is open to all current students fully enrolled and studying at the University of Bolton.

What do we do?

The Life Lounge also offers students a quiet place to go to relax away from other distractions on campus. Feel free to come and take a seat in the Waiting Area whenever you need some quiet time. Specialist External Partners will utilise the Life Lounge and compliment the support for students on offer.

Is there a cost?

No, the service is completely free.


The University has a fully qualified part-time Counsellor for students and this service is completely free and confidential. The service has a good understanding the particular problems facing todays students. This service is particularly useful for students wanting short term support, to speak to someone who is not involved in their personal life or academic work.

The CBT Clinic

The CBT service is provided by postgraduate students completing their training in a BABCP-accredited Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapies. Students are closely supervised in their practice and will be available for scheduled time slots to provide therapy in relation to anxiety, low mood, anger, low self-esteem, perfectionism, sleep problems, chronic health problems, bereavement and trauma.  

Student Liaison Officers (SLOs)

There are two Student Liaison Officers providing:

  • Impartial Information, Advice and Guidance on a wide range of both Academic and Pastoral Issues,
  • Support and Opportunities to develop transferable skills
  • ‘Bite Size’ Study Skill Sessions throughout the academic year to help students succeed academically, examples of sessions include referencing, report writing, critical thinking, essay structuring and planning.

They can also signpost to other key services as necessary.

Tel: 01204 903595 or 01204 903229.

Email: SLO@bolton.ac.uk

Where will you find us?

You will find us in the Life Lounge, T2 Eagle Tower, Chancellors Mall.

How do I book an appointment with the counsellor or CBT clinic?

To arrange your first appointment with us, simply click here and complete our online registration form  – it just takes a few minutes. We aim to contact you within two working days of receiving your form.

How do I cancel my appointment with the counsellor or CBT Clinic?

Please contact the Life Lounge Tel: 01204 903566 or Student Services Tel: 01204 903733

How do I book an appointment with SLOs?

Appointments are not always necessary, you can contact them by calling into the Life Lounge, telephone or email.

How can I contact you?

Tel 01204 903566 (Life Lounge reception) or 01204 903733 (Student Services)

Email lifelounge@bolton.ac.uk or studentadvisers@bolton.ac.uk