University Of Greenwich Counselling
There may come a time when you experience persistent difficulties or emotional problems that are affecting your University life. Much of the time talking to a friend, family member or personal tutor can help, however there may be instances when talking with a professional counsellor may be beneficial.
University can be a challenging experience where we encounter a diversity of people, views and demands. This sometimes may feel anxious making, discomforting or even distressing, but the process is an intrinsic part of developing skills for future life, relationships and employment. As an individual you have personal skills necessary to face these challenges, but you may need some assistance from time to time. We want to assist and empower you.
We are not a crisis or emergency service, if you need immediate or emergency help please see our page for emergency services
What is counselling?
Counselling gives an individual a chance to explore their thinking, emotions and responses in a non-judgemental, confidential space with a trained professional. We are able to support people with a range of issues such as anxiety, low mood, stress, relationship problems through collaborative exploration of thoughts, feelings and techniques.
Although a more directive approach can be employed by a counsellor (by equipping and empowering you with effective coping strategies), our aim is not to give you advice or to tell you what we think you should do. We are here to support you to explore issues or life events, which may involve challenging unhelpful ways of thinking and develop/find ways/new ways of moving forward and managing change . This process can feel very different depending on the individual, but the commonality is to make changes, whether that be a specific change in your life or change to the way you understand yourself.