Counselling is not about being given advice, it is about being given time and space to help you come to your own decisions.
Counselling offers an opportunity to talk about personal issues in a private and relaxed setting with someone who plays no other role in your College life. Counselling could help with relationship difficulties, anxiety/stress, self-esteem, loss, addiction, decision making and moving on.
Who are the counsellors?
Natasha Maher and Julie Perry lead a team of part-time counsellors.
Where are we?
We have a room in the Pastoral Suite on the ground floor of the Knightstone Campus.
We also use a room in the reception area of the Loxton Road Campus.
We can be found in room G11b in the Student Services area at the South West Skills Campus
Counselling offers an opportunity to talk about personal issues in a private and relaxed setting with someone who plays no other role in your life. We would encourage you to come and talk about any worries or concerns you might have.
Counselling can help people with:
- Relationship difficulties anxiety and stress
- Low self-esteem
- Decision-making and moving on.
Counselling sessions are confidential, which means without your permission, nothing is passed on to friends, family or members of staff.
There are, however, some circumstances in which confidentiality cannot be kept. We can talk these through with you when you come.
How to make an appointment with the counselling team
Appointments can be booked at reception, by calling 01934 411 541 or through your campus welfare officer.
At the first meeting, you and your counsellor will talk through the issues concerning you. You can then decide whether you would like further counselling. Some people find one or two sessions helpful, others decide they would like to come for further sessions over a period of weeks. We can usually find a convenient day and time to suit most people. Sessions generally last for 50 minutes.