The Student Counselling and Wellbeing team offers a range of services to support you during your time at Kingston University. Please click on any of the titles to take you to that section.
We offer a range of counselling and wellbeing services including:
If you or someone you know is struggling with an issue that's affecting your wellbeing we have an online library of practical guides to help and support you. These cover areas such as abuse, bereavement, depression, eating disorders, panic, self harm, anxiety, sleeping and stress.
We offer brief, six-session, one-to-one counselling. Each session lasts up to 50 minutes. Our Student Counsellors use a variety of counselling approaches to work with you towards your identified goal and support change or insight in a specific area of your life. We provide support for a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, bereavement, self-esteem and many others. We also provide specific treatments for those affected by phobias or traumatic memories. Your request will be triaged to establish if our team is the most appropriate for you.
Our counselling service is available to all our students. Students are entitled to access up to six consecutive sessions each academic year.
We are currently offering sessions either online or face-to-face.
Drop-in sessions can be a useful introduction to the services that our team provides. We usually have appointments that can be attended on the same day or same week. If you'd like a brief, confidential, 10-minute session to discuss your concerns and/or find out more about our services, this would be the most appropriate way into our service.
We are currently offering sessions virtually and face-to-face.
The listening sessions provide a space for friendly, informal and confidential support, with practical guidance and signposting to other services.
Sessions can often be booked within the same week. If you're feeling homesick, worrying about deadlines, experiencing relationship issues or if there is anything else you want to talk through, these sessions offer a space with an understanding ear.
The stress and time management sessions provide a space for friendly, informal and confidential support, with practical guidance and signposting to other services. Sessions can often be booked within the same week. These sessions are aimed at helping students to develop time management skills, assertiveness levels, new study techniques and ways to relax.
If you are a current student and would like to know more or book on any sessions we offer, please visit our Wellbeing Services on SharePoint.