Counselling provides a safe, confidential space to explore any problems you may be experiencing.

These include anxiety, stress, loneliness, homesickness, relationship difficulties, loss of confidence, family crisis, sexuality and sexual orientation, abuse, depression, academic problems, identity issues, addictions, self-harming and eating disorders.

Working with a counsellor may help you to see your problem with greater clarity, get some insight into its origins, and think about how to move forward.

Our Counselling Service

We offer short-term counselling with a solution-focused approach.

In your initial appointment, your counsellor will seek a clear understanding of your problem and discuss with you how you might move forward. Very often, students feel this is enough to get back on track.

If you need more help, follow-up sessions may be recommended. We aim to keep these as brief and focused as possible.

We do not provide extenuating circumstances letters unless you have had recent previous contact with the counselling service.

How do I get an appointment?

We encourage students to self-refer :

1. Open the self-referral with Google Chrome.

2. Save the self-referral form to your PC

3. Open and complete the form.

4. Save the completed copy to your PC and attach it in an email to

By registering and attending Student Wellbeing appointments we presume you have read and agreed to the Student Wellbeing GDPR Confidentiality Agreement. If there are any queries, please contact

What to expect from your session

What can you expect from your counsellor?

What's expected of you?

You may be contacted a few weeks after your session to find out how you are getting on, and to provide some feedback on your experience.

What happens next?

Once you have had an assessment, one of the following will happen:


The counselling service is free and confidential. Our counsellors abide by their professional bodies’ ethical framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy. We abide by GDPR.

How to find us

Tel: 020 8331 7875 for enquiries. | Opening hours: By appointment only.

Avery Hill Campus

Student Centre
Aragon Court
Avery Hill Road

Campus directions

Greenwich Campus

003 Dreadnought Building
Park Row
SE10 9LS

Campus directions

Medway Campus

Room 10, Blake Building
Central Avenue
Chatham Maritime

Campus directions