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It's good to talk!

This is a confidential service for undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Strathclyde, available at any time during your university career.

Our Service is a good place to start for students experiencing difficulties which prevent them from making the most of the many opportunities which university offers. You are welcome to explore any issue with one of the staff here, whether this is personal or related to your academic studies; from the past or something that is on-going. Staff are also happy to make suggestions about other sources of information and support.

Appointments

Please telephone the office to arrange an appointment. If for any reason you are unable to do this and you would like to see someone, please send us an email advising us of your availability over the next two weeks. We aim to offer initial appointments within a week, however at busy times you may have to wait longer. Your first appointment will be for an initial assessment and this will last approximately 40 minutes. Counselling appointments last 50 minutes. For much of the year students have to go on a waiting list if they wish to see a counsellor on an on-going basis, so if you know that your difficulties are affecting your university work and/or you quality of life and mental wellbeing, don't delay, do get in touch and come in and speak to us about the problems that you are having.

Cancelling Appointments

We appreciate it if students give us notice that they will be unable to attend any appointment. We are an extremely busy service and this enables us to offer the time to someone else. If you would like to cancel or rearrange your appointment time then this can be done by phone or email, or by calling into our office.

Opening hours

We are open all year round, Monday to Friday, from 9am until 5pm. We do however have reduced availability during the summer months as most of our counsellors are employed during term-time only, and this means that students may have to wait longer to see a counsellor during that period.

If you are unable to make it in to see us during office hours, we can potentially offer you a telephone/skype appointment during these hours. And, if email is your preferred method of comunication, we may also be able to offer you email counselling. Do discuss your needs and preferences with your counsellor.

Counselling

Counselling offers an opportunity to talk through any personal issue causing you concern. You will meet with a trained counsellor who will not judge you or try to tell you what you should do. She or he will offer a commitment to listen and try to understand you and your experiences, whatever they are.  You should find you are able to see things more clearly or look at your situation differently after talking to a counsellor. In this confidential setting you may share feelings of distress, unhappiness, anxiety or uncertainty. Exploration and greater understanding of how you are affected by your experiences can help you begin to feel life is more manageable. It might be that making some changes will help you live more effectively and counselling may help you find resources to address the issues you face.

Evaluating our Service

We are always looking at ways to improve and develop our service and we always welcome feedback from students about their experience of coming here. Please do fill out the service evaluation questionnaire that you will be offered.  

Who are the staff?

The staff are professionally trained counsellors all whom have many years of experience working with students with a wide range of issues and difficulties affecting them, both in and outwith the university setting.

student counselling service Graham Hills BUILDING
50 GEORGE STREET
G1 1QE
t:0141 548 3510
student-counselling@strath.ac.uk

World in your hands

Mental health is defined as a state of well-being in which every individual realizes his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community. WHO - World Health Organisation.

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