Professional and confidential counselling is provided free of charge in a private setting. Counsellors work sensitively and respectfully with you to assist you to identify and resolve your problems/concerns. When necessary, our counsellors will refer you to appropriate services in the community. Counselling concerns may include:
- Stress management
- Substance abuse
- Dealing with loss/death
- Eating disorders
- Anger management
- Relationship difficulties
- School failure/underachievement
- Suicide risk
What can I expect from counselling?
The decision to begin counselling is an important one. People have reported both a greater level of comfort and more favourable results when they understand what to expect from the counselling process. At our counselling office, you can expect:
- to meet one on one in a private setting with a professionally trained personal counsellor.
- the content of your sessions to be held in confidence.
- support and encouragement.
- to have follow-up appointments as required that fit your class schedule.
- to be informed of other resources that might be helpful to you.
How can I get the most from my counselling sessions?
In order to benefit fully from counselling, the following recommendations are offered:
- Attend scheduled sessions.
- Be specific about the concerns that led to your decision to seek counselling.
- Establish with your counsellor desired goals and outcomes to be achieved in counselling.
- Discuss your progress with your counsellor as you go along, and modify your goals if necessary.
- Participate actively, and be as open and honest as possible.
- Tell your counsellor if you don't think you're being helped.
Successful counselling is a joint process requiring your motivation and active involvement. The more actively involved you are, the more effective counselling will be for you.
Counselling and Accessibility Services
Room F2010, London Campus