Staff Counselling Provision

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The University is now offering staff counselling in-house. This free, entirely confidential service enables staff to access up to 6 counselling sessions via Zoom.

To access this service, please get in touch directly with one of the counsellors listed below.

All referrals are treated in the strictest confidence and the University only collates statistical information on service usage.




Emma Macrae


Hello my name is Emma Macrae and I am a qualified person  centred counsellor registered with BACP

During the lockdown period I will be offering counselling and support sessions through Zoom on Mondays between 1000 and 1700, later appointments available, please ask if required.

I believe that people need a safe and confidential space to open up their thoughts and feelings to be able to explore a path moving forward from these issues and difficulties they are experiencing.  I would hope to help and support you through this by offering a non-judgemental caring space for you.

I have worked in a few different settings which include counselling adults who have experienced trauma, in local councils with adults and also in schools with children, young people, their families and also the school staff.




 Kara Johnston


I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist, working with a wide range of of issues including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Bereavement
  • Trauma
  • Relationship Issues
  • Addiction

I work in a warm, empathetic and non judgemental way, offering a confidential and supportive environment to enable you to navigage and explore issues and challenges you may be experiencing.





Zenib Ali


Hello. I am an experienced Counsellor working one-to-one for the past 8 years with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures.  My experience and passion to help others makes me a person that can offer emotional support to people who experience difficulties in life.  I have a Master’s Degree in Psychological Counselling, I offer an integrative Counselling approach, drawing from Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.  I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work to their code of ethics.