Bournemouth University Counselling

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Bournemouth University Counselling

If you feel you need help and support beyond that offered by tutors, friends or family, counselling can help. Whether you are experiencing a temporary crisis or longer term issues, talking to a counsellor can help work through your problems and reach a resolution. Counselling is also an excellent tool for your own personal development.

The AUB Counselling Service adheres to the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions. We have a team of professionally qualified male and female counsellors who can offer various levels of support ranging from regular weekly sessions or occasional support to just a ‘one-off’ consultation or support session.

The Counselling Service at the University is confidential and only in very exceptional circumstances will this confidentiality be broken and direct action taken- usually if there is an immediate risk to your own safety or that of others. The full details of confidentiality can be found in the Counselling Service Policy and Confidentiality Statement, which are available on the AUB Viewpoint pages under Student Services / Counselling.

To make an appointment, or to learn more about the service, you can contact us by emailing:, calling +44 1202 363033 or by sending us a TEXT on 07894 396072.

The Counselling Directory
*Counselling at the AUB is free for students; please be aware that you may have to pay privately to see a registered therapist on this list.

The Samaritans
Tel: 08457 909090

Relate (the relationship people)
Tel: 01202 311231

Cruse (bereavement and loss)
Tel: 01202 302000

Alcoholics Anonymous
Tel: 0845 769 7555

Narcotics Anonymous
Tel: 0845 373 3366

British pregnancy advisory service

Tel: 03457 304030

The local branch is Dean Park Clinic, 23-25 Ophir Road, Bournemouth, BH8 8LS
Opening times: Tues 8am-6pm, Weds 8am-8pm, Thurs 8am-6pm.

Students against Depression (useful resources and information website)

Somerset and Wessex Eating Disorders Association

(MSN messenger advice, message boards and help lines)
Tel: 01458 448600

The Quay Advice Centre Poole

Young People’s Drop in Centre in Poole town centre for advice on housing, health, money most specific issues affecting young people aged 11-25)

The Quay Advice Centre
Tel: 01202 262291

Over the Rainbow Bournemouth

(Drop In Centre for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community)
Tel: 01202 257478