The university years can be a time of personal discovery and a unique time to work on personal issues. Counselling is provided in order to allow members of the university community to make the most of their time at university and empower them towards achieving a fulfilling life. Short-term personal counselling is done on an individual basis and in a confidential setting. Counselling provides a chance to understand and change feelings, behaviour and situations that are problematic.
Clients come for many reasons including difficulties with relationships, emotional difficulties, confusion about their identity and distressing feelings such as depression, eating disorders and anxiety. Different kinds of difficulties that emerge as part of the academic life are tackled. Apart from individual counselling, the Unit offers opportunities to work on personal issues in a group setting. This is done through the organisation of psychotherapy groups and workshops on specific issues like time management, relationships, procrastination, self improvement, grief and bereavement.
Counselling also enables students who have difficulties with their studies to work through these problems. Students are helped in times of stress, especially before and during examination time and whilst writing their dissertations.
Any university student or member of staff is eligible to consult the Counselling Unit, which provides its services free of charge. All communication with the Counselling Unit is kept confidential.
21 May 2013