Talk to your College Counsellors
The Counselling Service is open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays during term time. Andrea Talley is our Lead Counsellor and she is here to support students who are experiencing personal difficulties.
Andrea is an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She is professionally qualified, experienced and works to the BACP’s ‘Ethical Framework for Good Practice’. This safeguards the confidentiality of The Counselling Service and ensures that the highest professional standards are maintained.
Your Counsellor will listen carefully and can help you find your own solutions to the issues that you are facing. The Counsellor will not make judgments or tell you what to do, although he or she may offer coping strategies or make suggestions.
Sessions are free and last for fifty minutes. You can come to one, or a number of sessions, during which you can talk about anything at all that is troubling you. Your Counsellor will not discuss what you talk about with anybody else, unless there are serious concerns that you or somebody else might be at risk.
How to Make an Appointment
Appointments can be made directly with the Counsellors by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also go to Student Services Reception, your Progress Coach, Tutor or to a Student Development Worker and ask to be referred. Waiting times vary but the Counsellors will try to meet with you as soon as possible.