Counselling support for students and staff

We are here to help

Tree The Counselling Service is free and confidential.

  • Come to see us at Student Wellbeing, Hutton Hub on the College Lane campus
  • Give us a call on +44 (0)1707 284453
  • Email us at studentwellbeing@herts.ac.uk

Find a new perspective

The Counselling Service is here for you. We see students who would like help with emotional or psychological issues that interfere with them getting the most out of their time at the University.

We hope you will find your time at the University enjoyable and productive. Everyone does, however, encounter periods of stress or personal difficulty at some point in life. Our qualified and experienced counsellors understand the pressures of university life.

If you would like to talk to us, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

What difficulties do people bring?

You can talk to us about anything. Here are just some of the topics people have needed help with in the past:

  • alcohol related issues
  • anxiety or depression
  • bereavement
  • difficulties with relationships
  • eating problems
  • self-harm or suicidal thoughts
  • sexuality, sexual orientation and gender identity
  • study related issues such as poor concentration, fear of failure

Counselling services

We are open to everyone, regardless of ethnic background, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability status.

For Type of service

Students

  • Books2Go - a lending library
  • Counselling - individual and group sessions
  • Information about specialist services
  • Referral to other services
  • Self-help resources - in Student Wellbeing Reception and on StudyNet
  • Telephone and Skype counselling for students on placement
  • Workshops (e.g. exam preparation success, procrastination, managing mood)
  • WhatsUpp - an on-line peer support group

Staff

  • Consultation about difficult situations
  • Referral to accredited private practitioners and information about specialist agencies
  • Training sessions

We abide by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy's 'Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions'.