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How we can help you

If you are experiencing emotional distress that is adversely impacting your life and studies, you may find counselling helpful. We offer therapeutic consultations, short-term counselling, self-help resources and workshops.


Read about the counselling support we provide for students, including what happens during the initial consultation and potential next steps. 

How can counselling help you?

  • Our team of professional and experienced counsellors provide a space to explore your thoughts and feelings confidentially and without judgement. Talking to someone impartial can provide relief; the counsellor will not give you advice, but they will help to clarify your struggles and make connections between different aspects of your life. 

Issues brought to counselling

  • Counselling can be useful for acknowledging a number of different issues, be it stress or anxiety, difficulty focusing on your studies, depression or low mood, difficulties within relationships, bereavement, sexual issues within relationships, self-harm, or suicidal thoughts. However, we also understand that you may just feel low but can’t be sure why. 

Initial consultation

  • The experience of counselling will begin with an initial 50-minute consultation, where you will have the opportunity to talk through your difficulties and to consider the support that may be most appropriate for you. This may include directing you to relevant supportive resources, offering you short-term counselling, or a referral to specialist internal or external services
  • Sometimes the initial consultation is all that is needed to help resolve immediate issues. Your counsellor may recommend longer-term counselling and will support you in the interim, and help you locate suitable support.

Our team

Meet the team that make up our counselling service and read about the accreditation of our counsellors and supervisors.

Who we are

  • Susan Whitby, Counselling Service Manager
  • Aura Rico, Deputy Counselling Service Manager
  • Anna Humphries, Counsellor
  • Clare Pace, Counsellor
  • Jo Myddelton, Counsellor
  • Migena Llalla, Counsellor
  • Fariha Rashid, Honorary Counsellor
  • Jim Henderson, Honorary Counsellor
  • Mark Berg, Honorary Counsellor
  • Rhiannon Whipps, Honorary Counsellor
  • Gail Simmonds, Counselling Supervisor
  • Amina Abdillahi, Wellbeing Team Leader
  • Liza Wellington, Wellbeing Service Administrator
  • Scout Woodford, Wellbeing Service Administrator
  • Shaheina McGovern, Wellbeing Service Administrator

Staff credentials


We are here to help you. As part of this, we comply with strict confidentiality guidelines - see our Confidentiality Policy for more information.