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Counselling Service

What is Counselling?

Counselling offers an opportunity to talk confidentially and in private about any emotional problems causing you concern. The aim is to help you understand your situation more clearly so that you can find a way forward. Counsellors will not advise you or tell you what to do. The College offers 6 sessions that last for 40 minutes each.

The Counsellor can provide short-term support and strategies for students dealing with mental health issues. Should a student need longer-term help, the Counsellor will refer them to the external support available.

Some of the things that counsellors might help you with:

  • Relationship and family problems
  • Stress
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Panic attacks
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Pregnancy and termination

When you apply for the Counselling Service you will be added to a waiting list and offered an appointment at the first available opportunity.

If you do not attend the appointment offered to you, we will be remove you from the waiting list and you will need to complete a new referral form.

Please note: we are unable to see anyone who is already under the care of another mental health professional. 

Alternatively, Nescot Students are eligible to access a free, safe and anonymous online counselling service via kooth.com 

You can:

  • chat to counsellors
  • read articles written by young people
  • get support from the Kooth community
  • write a daily journal