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Student Counselling in UK Universities


Student Counselling This website has been set up by the Heads of the various Student Counselling Services in UK Universities in order to:
  • Provide more information about the support available to UK university students
  • Help students locate appropriate services
  • Help parents, families and friends of students find what support is available
  • Provide easy access to pages dealing with common student psychological and emotional problems
  • Provide links to others sources of help for such problems.

Emotional and psychological problems encountered by student counselling services include:

  • anxieties about aspects of study including exams and presentations
  • general stress and anxiety
  • depression
  • relationship difficulties
  • eating problems
  • bereavements and parental separations
  • loneliness and homesickness
  • lack of self confidence or low self esteem
  • managing transitions
  • making difficult decisions
  • traumatic experiences including rape, assault and abuse
  • difficulties with alcohol or drugs
  • issues around sex and sexuality
  • self-injury
  • suicidal thoughts
  • anger management
  • worries about appearance.
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This site has been produced by the Heads of University Counselling Services (HUCS) a special interest group of the Universities and Colleges (BACP-UC) division of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).