Stress And Strain

University life can be stressful. All students experience some stress whilst at university, perhaps as a result of the pressures of study, finance, relationships, living away from home for the first time or more personal matters. Coping with these things is a normal part of university life. But, while you may prefer to sort things out on your own, we all need someone to talk to occasionally.

Who Can You Turn To?

If you have something on your mind that is worrying you or causing you concern it is often better to talk to someone about it. You may choose to talk to a friend, a relation, the Students’ Union or a member of staff – one of your lecturers or tutors. But if you feel the need to speak to someone who is not involved in your personal life or academic work, you can arrange to see our experienced counsellor.

Our counsellor is fully trained and the service is totally confidential. He has a special understanding of the problems facing today’s students. No problem is too trivial if it is affecting your work or starting to get you down. And even if you’re not sure what is troubling you, just call in for a chat – the counsellor can often help pin down the cause of your stress.

Registering With The Counselling Or CBT Clinic.

To arrange your first appointment with us please click here and complete the registration form. We aim to contact you within two working days of receiving your form. A panel of University Staff made up of:

  • University Counsellor

  • Academic Lecturer (Psychology)

We will review your responses and will identify the appropriate service to support your needs.

If you have any questions please contact or come into the life lounge or student centre.

How to Apply2

Registration Form

Initial appointments are on the basis of an assessment of the problem and last from 30 minutes to 1 hour. Any subsequent appointments are for 1 hour.

Please note appointments are less frequent during vacation – please contact Student Services on:

Tel: +44 (0)1204 903 566 (Life Lounge reception) or +44 (0)1204 903 733 (Student Services)

Email to confirm availability.

If Required, Appointments Can Be Made Outside These Hours.


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