Student Counselling Service

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Last Updated: January 24th 2018

You do not have to wait until you are in a crisis before seeing the University Counsellor. In fact, problems are easier to deal with if caught early on.

What is counselling?

Counselling provides a safe and non-judgmental environment where thoughts and feelings can be expressed and explored. It can help you feel more in control of your life and be able to make choices or to cope with conflict, change or loss. It does not seek to give advice nor to solve your problems for you. Some of the issues that students bring to counselling include:

  • Problems with family and home-life
  • Relationships
  • Anxiety / panic attacks
  • Sexuality
  • Self-Confidence
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Eating disorders

Is it confidential?

Confidentiality is an essential part of counselling. Neither the content of your sessions nor the fact that you are attending for counselling will be divulged to anyone else with the following important exceptions:

  • Terrorist activities; the Counsellor is obliged by law to report these.
  • Real danger of harm to yourself or others; the Counsellor may feel it appropriate to breach confidentiality, but not without discussing it with you first. (There is a difference between feeling murderous and actually committing murder).
  • Your material may be discussed with the Counsellor’s supervisor, this is a professional aspect of counselling and names are never divulged. The supervisor has no connection with Newman University.
  • You may request that a letter is written to your tutor or to your GP.

How do I make an appointment?

Our Counsellor, Jo Brandon is available every Monday (9am Р5pm), Thursday (9am Р6pm) and Friday (9am until 4.30pm). To make an appointment please email studentsupport@newman.ac.uk.

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