Queen Mary’s College provides a free and confidential counselling service for all students during their time at College.
What is Counselling?
Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and safe environment. Your counsellor will not judge, but respect and encourage you. Counselling will help you to explore your experiences so that you can understand them better, enabling you to cope with any problems and difficulties in a positive way.
How can it help?
Counselling can help with all types of issues. You can talk to your counsellor about anything that is on your mind and talking to someone who is independent, not related to friends or family and someone who will not tell anyone else may help. We will work together to identify and understand your issues and find a way forward that works for you.
Here is a list of common issues that people may bring to counselling:
• Self Harm
• Self Confidence/Esteem
• Eating Disorders
All of our counsellors are carefully chosen and trained to work with young people and are either fully qualified or in the final stages of training. The Counselling Service and team are all members of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and we abide by the Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. All of our counsellors receive confidential, clinical supervision for their case loads and are fully insured. For more information about counselling, please go to http://www.itsgoodtotalk.org.uk/
Everything you tell your counsellor will remain confidential, unless your counsellor believes you are either in immediate danger of being harmed or of harming others.
With regards to any personal details held, we will hold and process your personal data securely in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. This will be discussed this with you at your first meeting and you will be asked to complete a form to give your permission for this.
Counselling sessions are 50 minutes long and they will usually take place at the same time and day of each week. You will initially be offered up to 6 sessions, but can extend up to 12 and this can be arranged with your counsellor.
How has it helped?
Here is some feedback from some of our clients:
Counselling has helped me to stop worrying as much as I did before
It has made me more confident and less anxious in class
Make changes in my life that I couldn't have been able to do myself
It has helped me be me, which I haven’t been for a long time
Thank you so much, counselling has helped massively!
How to Book
To book an appointment, students can either:
• Call 01256 417500 ext 6400
• Text 07789 958410
• Email [email protected]
• Fill out a form by the confidential postbox outside Room 603,
around the corner from the Helpdesk