Welcome to the Counselling page. Our counselling provision is a service accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
Accredited Services are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. This can be found on the BACP website.
Counselling is now one of a range of services provided by the Student Wellbeing Team. Student Wellbeing provides various types of support, and you can find out more about the services we offer and about how to register for support.
In the Student Wellbeing Team we provide short-term counselling at both Headingley Campus and City Campus, and during any one academic year you can access a block of 4 sessions of counselling. Your sessions will be at the same time each week over four consecutive weeks. Our counsellors are accredited members of BACP, and adhere to BACP’s Ethical Framework and the professional conduct procedure within it.
Counselling offers you a safe, confidential time and place to talk about your life and anything that may be confusing, painful or uncomfortable. For information about confidentiality please see the Student Wellbeing Team confidentiality policy.
Counselling allows you to talk with someone who is trained to listen attentively and to help you improve things. It offers an opportunity to think and talk about yourself and your concerns in a way that you often can’t do with family and friends. There is no need to worry about whether an issue is too big or too small to talk about - your counsellor will listen to the way you feel and how this affects you and others, and hear your concerns without judging you. Your counsellor will not tell you what to do but will help you identify the changes you would like to happen, and work with you towards improving your wellbeing.
Please note that while we are able to give a confirmation of attendance to students who have attended a series of meetings with a counsellor, we are unable to help students whose only reason for approaching the service is to obtain evidence to support an application for mitigation.