Falmouth University Counselling
Your counsellor will never tell you what to do, they’ll just help you explore what you can do.
You’ll begin with a single session, where they’ll tell you about the service, confidentiality and what you’d like to discuss. We can generally offer up to six sessions, but we’ll also explore other options like low-cost counselling.
Or if you’d find it difficult to attent sessions during the day, we can also offer email counselling.
Frequently Asked Questions
What does my counsellor do?
Careful listening is the biggest part of what counsellors do.
They make sure you’ve explained your situation in your own terms, so they can help you define what you want to do next.
Some will offer suggestions for further ways of investigating or beginning to resolve things; others let everything proceed more at your pace.
What can I talk to my counsellor about?
Anything that’s troubling you, really. But these are the most common areas we tend to help people with:
- Relationship difficulties
Family and friends, colleagues, commitment, jealousy, abuse.
- Family issues
Partners, children, parenting, separation and divorce, homesickness.
- Lack of confidence
Worried about failing, never being good enough, feeling judged.
Feeling isolated, lonely, empty, tearful, unloved, suicidal.
- Destructive behaviour
Binge-eating, self-harm, abusive relationships, alcohol, drugs.
- Exam and study stress
Lack of control, panic attacks, feelings of inadequacy.
Loss, anger, loneliness, sadness, depression.
Your counsellor can also direct you towards other useful services.
What do I say?
You can say as much or as little as you like.
Sometimes you won’t say anything at all, other times you might say things you didn’t expect.
Your sessions are designed to be long enough for you to comfortably express yourself in your own words.
Will my counsellor give me advice?
Counselling is about helping you make your own decision. So your counsellor won’t ever give you advice or tell you what to do.