Abertay University Counselling

Abertay University Counselling

Abertay University Counselling Service

The Counselling Service is part of Student Services and is free for all UAD students. Counselling is an opportunity to explore issues that concern you and not be judged. Our counsellors’ approach is to support you to find your own directions in life. Counselling is not advice – a counsellor will not tell you what you should do. The Counselling service adheres to the BACP code of ethics and practice.

Why might I see a counsellor?

Some students seek counselling to help with specific problems in living such as loss, bereavement, trauma, stress, self-harm, anxiety, academic issues, depression, sexual/physical/emotional abuse, bullying, drinking, drugs, sexuality, loneliness, relationship difficulties and harassment. Some people simply attend out of a sense of something being wrong in their life.

How to make an appointment

The Counselling Service is part of Student Services on Level 2 of the Library. You can make an appointment by speaking to reception staff in Student Services.

Alternatively you can phone (01382) 308051 or email: counselling@abertay.ac.uk.

Appointments are scheduled between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

At busy times the Counselling and Mental Health Team has a waiting list.

The standard length of an appointment is 50 minutes.


Mental Health Advisor

The University Mental Health Advisor is eager to ensure that students with mental health difficulties receive advice, information and support as needed to facilitate academic work and participation in university life. All communication is confidential and informal.

Mental Health Advisor main aims are to:

• Identify support needs

• Discuss strategies for managing student life and mental health difficulties

• Provide short-term or ongoing support

• Provide information and if needed, access to other services within the University and local mental health services

Come along if:

• You are struggling to deal with an existing mental health difficulty