The College Counsellor initiative offers a fully qualified on-site Counsellor generally on a half day provision. The College Counsellor is present in College as a satellite provision of the University Counselling Service, predominantly offering individual counselling whilst also being available, upon request, as a resource to others in College with designated Welfare roles, who may be concerned about how best to support a student.
The counselling provided within the College is exactly the same as that provided through the central service. The role of the College Counsellor is to work with students in a relatively brief and focused way to help them feel and function better as rapidly as possible through working collaboratively to make sense of the student’s experience and conceptualise their problems in new ways. They can then think together about how best to move forward, often using time limited, pragmatic coping strategies as part of the work.
In some cases a single session is sufficient, whilst in other cases further sessions will need to be offered. College Counselling often makes counselling feel more accessible to some students and the role is designed to bring the benefit of in-house provision to a College through the structures, procedures and support of our experienced University Counselling Service.
Of note, given recent Covid-19 circumstances, all College Counselling is being delivered online via Microsoft Teams video / audio / chat function with no change to provision otherwise.
Find details of college counsellors in the table below:
For additional information please read this document with information for colleges about counsellors.