University of dundee counselling

University of dundee counselling

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Counselling is about enabling you to explore your feelings and relationships more effectively. It gives you a chance to look at issues in some depth and gain a more confident perspective.

We are open to current students and staff in the University and our services are free.

If you are feeling unhappy or confused and it seems as if you are going round in circles, getting nowhere, counselling might help to clarify the issues.

Counselling is available on the Main Campus, Kirkcaldy Campus and Ninewells Campus.

We have a team of 16 counsellors with a wide variety of backgrounds and experience.


Strict confidentiality is always maintained as it is an essential part of our process.

We won’t disclose any personal information, verbal or written, without your consent. Unless you or some else is in danger.

We will share some non-personal statistical information within the University for administrative purposes.

University of dundee counselling


There are two ways for staff to access counselling:

Features of our services

  • Availability – The Service is available to all members of staff. We can offer 6 sessions within a 12 month period.
  • Independence  It’s totally independent: we are not attached to any department or administrative area of the University.
  • Free

Providing support

We are also available to offer advice, guidance and support to staff who have a welfare role with others.

Contact us to talk over your concerns if you are unsure how to support a student or colleague in difficulty.

  • studying
  • important relationships to nourish
  • new activities to enjoy
  • money to find to make it possible.

What if you are a bit overwhelmed by it all?

What if your relationship is going through a rough patch?

What if you’re feeling depressed or anxious, and it’s no longer much fun?

Talking to a good friend usually helps. It’s what most of us do. But even friends have their limits. We can give you a fresh perspective.

Our sessions are friendly, supportive and confidential. These are just some of the issues that students have come to us about:

  • anxiety
  • relationship issues
  • loss
  • bullying
  • stress
  • panic attacks
  • depression
  • homesickness
  • loneliness
  • perfectionism

It’s healthier to explore it with an experienced counsellor than bottle it up and never see an improvement. And if we can’t help you, we’ll let you know and suggest other sources of help.